In another thread a topic came up about the appropriateness of a youth pastor ordering a beer in public. Some of the discussion that resulted was very interesting, but then the thread was closed. I'm not sure if it was because it was in the wrong sub-forum, or what...but I'd like to re-open the discussion here.
A few people were expressing their view that pastors should not drink at all and that this is supported by Scripture. I was wondering, to those of you who believe this: what exactly is the rationale for this view, and where in scripture is abstience from alcohol commanded for pastors, ministers, et al.
Thanks in advance for your replies!