By Ene Onoja
A former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has claimed that “drinking alcohol is not a sin”.
The author and lawyer who is the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri, a Christian teaching TV show broadcast on San Francisco’s KTLN and Detroit’s Impact Network, made this known via Twitter on Thursday.
According to him, Jesus drank wine and there is nothing like non-alcoholic wine.
His words: “If it does not have alcohol, it is not wine. It is grape juice.”
He went on to explain that, “I am a follower of Christ and I don’t drink. It is a personal decision. However, drinking alcohol is NOT a sin, nor is it unGodly.
” Not only did Jesus drink wine, but He also turned water to wine, ALCOHOLIC WINE, and in Matthew 26:29, He told us we would drink wine in God’s Kingdom, also known as HEAVEN.
“Furthermore, the ceremonial consumption of wine is part of Jewish religious rites. So don’t let any Pentecostal or evangelical church or pastor put a burden on you that God has not put. DRINK, but don’t get DRUNK. Don’t let any church or pastor put a burden on you that God has not put, drinking alcohol is not a sin.”