So if I drink a few beers on a Friday, I
will go to hell?
Nope. Having a few beers on Friday will not send you to hell.
What the Bible says about drinking is that we should not drink
so much that we lose control of ourselves. We should also not set
a bad example for those who are weaker than us.
For example, if you and I go out Friday night. You might be able
to have a couple of beers and be fine. But, I watch you and follow
your example. In my case a couple of beers get me drunk. I try to
drive home and smash into a light pole.
The Bible says what you have done is wrong. You needed to have
set a better example for me. You have some responsibility there.
So drinking is not prohibited in the Bible. Irresponsible drinking
is, although it still does not mean you go to hell. Your eternal
salvation depends on whether or not you are trusting Jesus.
Yours in the Love of Christ,
Move To Assurance
P.S. Many Christians do not drink. This is not because the Bible
prohibits drinking, but because it is easy to go too far. Drinking
impares your judgement. So as you you have more drinks you think
you are doing fine. The reality is that you are not in control.
In addition, drinking is so dangerous, so potentially harmful to
others, that for many Christians it is not worth the risk. They
feel the loving thing to do is to not drink at all.