The Country Doc,
Well, doc. I can understand why you believe what you posted, but I have to respectfully disagree.
For instance, to say that unfortunate problems would follow every time someone consumed alcohol would be a contradiction to the Lords allowing His own disciples to drink wine; not to mention His teaching that it’s not what a person eats or drinks that makes the person unclean, but what proceeds from the heart.
This is why I still base my stand on the premises that God uses a conviction for those who will, and/or do, have a problem with the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
I agree that God doesn’t have different sets of standards; However man has set their own perceived “standards” as to what is “right” and what is “wrong”.
I see His “standard” as being that of us becoming like His Son Jesus Christ.
So if the consumption of alcohol is a sin, then when the Lord Jesus turned the water into wine at the marriage festival, it would stand to reason that the only begotten Son of God, would be guilty of tempting others to sin. Something He would never do.
God can’t be tempted, neither does He tempt others.
IMHO, if one sees this as being equal to a “double standard”, then that is between them and God.
I have had some wine in the past, but me thinks it’s an acquired taste.
I prefer milk thank you.