The Chief Executive Officer of GIHOC Distilleries, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, has asked Christians to “stop lying to themselves” that they don’t drink alcohol.
He said in an interview with Accra-based Okay FM on Thursday, April 21, 2022, that nobody who doesn’t drink alcohol can call him or herself a true Christian.
According to him, the Bible does not completely frown on the consumption of alcohol; rather, it recommends doing so in moderation.
To buttress his claim, Jumah cited the last supper of Jesus Christ, where the Bible says he asked his disciples to drink wine to remember him.
“So, no Christian can claim he or she does not drink alcohol. He did not say you should drink to booze, but drink to remember him.”
Jumah added that anybody who drinks wine is a consumer of alcohol because once fruit ferments, it becomes alcohol.
“There is nothing in this world called wine which is not alcoholic. Every wine is made from fruit juice that has fermented.
“There is nothing in this world called non-alcoholic wine; when a fruit juice ferments we call it wine, so, people should stop lying to,”