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Being Sober-minded

One of the most controversial occurrences in Christianity is people getting “drunk in the Spirit.” Some well-meaning Christians have preached against this manifestation by referring to Scriptures commanding us to “be sober.” Let’s look at some of them… “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:6 “But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:8 “Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded” - Titus 2:6 “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” - 1 Peter 1:13 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” - 1 Peter 5:8 There are different definitions of the word sober found in the Encarta World English Dictionary… 1. Not und