Can Christians participate in worldly activities such as going to Bars?


“…if any man who is called a brother …” 1 Corinthians 5:11 the apostle Paul is talking about a brother in the faith and not referring to befriending unbelievers for the purpose of witnessing/living ones life for Christ amongst the lost (the unsaved). Whether a believer should or should go to a club/bar is related to ones outward faith towards others especially unbelievers. The bar/club environment is not the environment/venue for ministering/witnessing to unbelievers on the topic of faith and salvation  through Yeshua (Jesus the Messiah). Some people justify going to  bars/clubs by saying how Yeshua ate with the sinners and publicans. The difference here is  Yeshua did not participate (take part, engage, join) in the sinful lifestyles of the people whom he  had dinner with in their homes, Yeshua taught hallachah (the way) concerning the rabbinic  teaching in his day and taught the scriptures. A couple questions we should ask about the  bar/club environment are (i) what takes place physically in a bar/club and (ii) what takes place  verbally in a bar/club. Answering question (i) what takes place is alcoholism and lascivious dancing that is based upon a sexual appetite, sexual longing, desire, passion, sexuality, lechery, and lecherousness. These are the sorts of things that go though the imaginations of men when they see women dancing provocatively and the women who dance in such ways are doing so for  the express purpose of rising up these desires within men. To read more see Christians going to bars, Part 1  and  Christians going to bars, Par 2 (a Response)

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!