Is coffee the “demon bean?”
This is a question we’ve been grappling with the last few years. Not because we drink coffee (once upon a time, coffee was a MUST-HAVE), but because one does his best to do what is right in God’s Word.
The world has been conducting quite the campaign to give coffee the allure of the forbidden.
- Coffee: the demon drink?
- Giving up Coffee: Why I quit cold turkey on the demon bean
- Battling the coffee demon
The world is USUALLY trying to mainstream the demonic and rebrand it to make it seem as if it’s something harmless.
In the case of coffee, the exact opposite appears to be going on.
NOW, this article is not about the person who is drinking a couple of pots of coffee daily or the person who “has to have his morning coffee to function.”
Does the Bible say anything about coffee? How about caffeine (which is reason many drink coffee in the first place)?
“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
—1 Corinthians 6:12
“I will not be brought under the power of any.”
So, if you HAVE to have your coffee, you probably should consider quitting.
Another consideration: knowing that caffeine is a drug and drugs are a problem in the end times. (This aspect of coffee [caffeine] probably deserves more study and another future article.)
So what did Jesus say?
“And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.”
Jesus elaborated for his disciples.
“And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
Pretty clear, huh?
So, coffee DOES NOT appear to be the ‘demon bean.’
This article is not intended to be an apologetic for coffee or caffeine. It’s not a defense of coffee and caffeine in all situations and quantities.
However, it appears that there’s nothing wrong with the occasional cup on a cold morning or evening.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Whether you drink coffee or not, time is running out.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 3, 2014.]
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- Revival or Apostasy: To everything there is a season
- The Coming Counterfeit Revival
- Great Falling Away is NOT the Rapture
- Modern Church Revival: Sideshows for Satan
- Modern Church Revival: Sideshows for Satan, part 2
- End Times Survival, End Times Preparation
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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