1) Genesis 9:20-26 – Noah became drunk; the result was immorality and family trouble.
2) Genesis 19:30-38 – Lot was so drunk he did not know what he was doing; this led to immorality
3) Leviticus 10:9-11 – God commanded priests not to drink so that they could tell the difference between the holy and the unholy.
4) Numbers 6:3 – The Nazarites were told to eat or drink nothing from the grape vine.
5) Deuteronomy 21:20 – A drunken son was stubborn and rebellious.
6) Deuteronomy 29:5-6 – God gave no grape juice to Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the wilderness.
7) Deuteronomy 32:33 – Intoxicating wine is like the poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.
8) Judges 13:4, 7, 14 – Samson was to be a Nazarite for life. His mother was told not to drink wine or strong drink.
9) 1 Samuel 1:14-15 – Accused, Hannah said she drank no wine.
10) 1 Samuel 25:32-38 – Nabal died after a drunken spree.
11) 2 Samuel 11:13 – By getting Uriah drunk, David hoped to cover his sin.
12) 2 Samuel 13:28-29 – Amnon was drunk when he was killed.
13) 1 Kings 16:8-10 – The king was drinking himself into drunkenness when he was assassinated
14) 1 Kings 20:12-21 – Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings were drinking when they were attacked and defeated by the Israelites.
15) Esther 1:5-12 – The king gave each one all the drink he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he commanded the queen to come.
16) Psalm 75:8 – The Lord’s anger is pictured as mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.
17) Proverbs 4:17 – Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence.
18) Proverbs 20:1 – Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.
19) Proverbs 23:19-20 – A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.
20) Proverbs 23:21 – Drunkenness causes poverty.
21) Proverbs 23:29-30 – Drinking causes woe, sorrow, fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red eyes.
22) Proverbs 23:31 – God instructs not to look at intoxicating drinks.
23) Proverbs 23:32 – Alcoholic drinks bite like a serpent, sting like an adder.
24) Proverbs 23:33 – Alcohol causes the drinker to have strange and adulterous thoughts, produces willfulness, and prevents reformation.
25) Proverbs 23:34 – Alcohol makes the drinker unstable
26) Proverbs 23:35 – Alcohol makes the drinker insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a warning. Alcohol is habit forming.
27) Proverb 31:4-5 – Kings, Princes, and others who rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol perverts good judgment.
28) Proverbs 31:6-7 – Strong drink could be given to those about to perish or those in pain. Better anesthetics are available today.
29) Ecclesiastes 2:3 – The king tried everything, including intoxicating drink, to see if it satisfied. It did not. (Ecclesiastes 12:8)
30) Ecclesiastes 10:17 – A land is blessed when its leaders do not drink.
31) Isaiah 5:11-12 – Woe to those who get up early to drink and stay up late at night to get drunk.
32) Isaiah 5:22 – Woe to “champion” drinkers and “experts” at mixing drinks.
33) Isaiah 19:14 – Drunken men stagger in their vomit.
34) Isaiah 22:12-13 – The Israelites choose to drink; their future looks hopeless to them.
35) Isaiah 24:9 – Drinkers cannot escape the consequences when God judges.
36) Isaiah 28:1 – God pronounces woe on the drunkards of Ephraim.
37) Isaiah 28:3 – Proud drunkards shall be trodden down.
38) Isaiah 28:7 – Priests and prophets stagger and reel from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble in judgment.
39) Isaiah 28:8 – Drinkers’ tables are covered with vomit and filth.
40) Isaiah 56:9-12 – Drinkers seek their own gain and expect tomorrow to be just like today.
41) Jeremiah 35:2-14 – The Rechabites drank no grape juice or intoxicating wine and were blessed.
42) Ezekiel 44:21 – Again God instructed the priests not to drink wine.
43) Daniel 1:5-17 – Daniel refused the king’s intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with his abstaining friends.
44) Daniel 5:1 – Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his people in drinking.
45) Daniel 5:2-3 – The king, along with his nobles, wives, and concubines, drank from the goblets which had been taken from God’s temple.
46) Daniel 5:4 – Drinking wine was combined with praising false gods.
47) Daniel 5:23 – God sent word to Belshazzar that punishment would be swift for the evil he had
48) Hosea 4:11 – Intoxicating wine takes away intelligence.
49) Hosea 7:5 – God reproves princes for drinking.
50) Joel 1:5 – Drunkards awake to see God’s judgment.
51) Joel 3:3 – The enemy is judged for selling girls for wine.
52) Amos 2:8 – Unrighteous acts of Israel included the drinking of wine which had been taken for the payment of fines.
53) Amos 2:12 – Israel is condemned for forcing Nazarites to drink wine.
54) Micah 2:11 – Israelites are eager to follow false teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.
55) Nahum 1:10 – The drunkards of Nineveh will be destroyed by God.
56) Habakkuk 2:5 – A man is betrayed by wine.
57) Habakkuk 2:15 – Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink.
58) Habakkuk 2:16 – Drinking leads to shame.
59) Matthew 24:48-51 – A drinking servant is unprepared for his Lord’s return.
60) Luke 1:15 – John the Baptist drank neither grape juice nor wine.
61) Luke 12:45 – Christ warned against drunkenness.
62) Luke 21:34 – Drunkenness will cause a person not to be ready for the Lord’s return.
63) Romans 13:13 – Do not walk in drunkenness or immorality.
64) Romans 14:21 – Do not do anything that will hurt your testimony as a believer.
65) 1 Corinthians 5:11 – If a Christian brother is a drinker, do not associate with him.
66) 1 Corinthians 6:10 – Drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God
67) Galatians 5:21 – Acts of the sinful nature, such as drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting the kingdom of God.
68) Ephesians 5:18 – In contrast to being drunk with wine, the believer is to be filled with the Spirit.
69) 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 – Christians are to be alert and self-controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards belong to the night and darkness.
70) 1 Timothy 3:2-3 – Bishops (elders) are to be temperate, sober, and not near any wine.
71) 1 Timothy 3:8 – Deacons are to be worthy of respect and not drinkers.
72) 1 Timothy 3:11 – Deacons’ wives are to be temperate and sober.
73) Titus 1:7-8 – An overseer is to be disciplined.
74) Titus 2:2-3 – The older men and older women of the church are to be temperate and not addicted to wine.
75) 1 Peter 4:3-4 – The past life of drunkenness and carousing has no place in the Christian’s life.
NO DRUNKARD SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD 1 COR 6,10.
Since, you really like to know the answer to this question. here’s a quick list of 10 things, that comes to mine mind, I’m sure there are others, feel free to add to this list!
Blogging – reading, writing, editing, updating, etc.
Communication – Email, Forums, Quora, etc.
Education – online courses, reading, homework, etc.
Financial Transaction – Banking, Trading, investments, research the Markets, etc.
Leisure – Escape, Videos, Video Games, etc.
Job Search – Linkedin, online groups, job sites, etc.
Online Booking – travelling, booking hotels, planning. etc.
Real Time Updates – News, Blogs, Podcasts, etc.
Research – wikipedia, Google, articles, etc.
Shopping – ecommerce, ebay, auctions, amazon, etc.
The following is an example of a discourse, with certain details removed.
L: Before we get deeper it may be advisable for us to have a discussion about recognizing everyone’s contributions to the I.G. Social Enterprise.
Daniel: Good Idea
L: It seems we need a way to account for the contributions as a ‘book keeping’ exercise.
Daniel: how do you propose we do this? Opening the books is not a problem, but who do we invoice for the I.G. Project?
L: We also need someone as contact person to keep the ‘books’.
Daniel: Good Idea.
L: From my training, gifts and talents are not only what one sees in oneself but also what others recognize in you.
Daniel: My question is … “how do we price a price on gifts and talents?” I think we may have discussed this before L., and the conclusion was that there was not a clear way to do so practically. Maybe you have found a way to measure and put a price on our God given gifts and talents, in addition to Financial compensation?
L: I mention this as an initial contribution to the discussion on the book keeping.
Daniel: Bookkeeping? Sounds like we need a Bookkeeper, someone who has the knowledge to balance the book, keep current, prepare statements, sheets and payroll.
L: There are financial costs as well as time and social costs each of us bears – which should be recognized as the enterprise relies on the value each one brings to the participation.
Daniel: I agree. Each of us should be financially compensated for what we have done or are doing for the IG Social Enterprise, since there are Financial Cost, Social Cost, & Time Cost. It is understandable that we need a way to cover the costs and overhead.
… At least until the ecosystem is established. And until such time as I.G. is both sustainable and profitable. We need to ask ourselves “who ultimately benefits from the work I.G. does”.
The way I see it, we are building a platform and while we may be a part of I.G., ultimately it does not really belong to us individually.
Therefore, each person’s contribution should be self-evident. While we do need each other and Someone should bear the cost and expenses until such time as we are profitable, since we are not partners in the legal sense, we should be compensated for our work, time, knowledge, skills and abilities.
We can, should and will add the value of gifts and talent into the mix at a later point as it would only confuse the business model at this time.
Questions like “How much is our gifts, talent, skills and temperaments worth?” and “How do we measure and quantify our respective gifts, talent, skills and temperaments?” and “Are we being rewarded for our efforts, abilities and contributions in proportion to our performance and worth?” and “What is the market value of our gifts & talents?” Finally, “What is the value each of us brings in the form of participation and is the reasonable?”
A few more thoughts on compensation:
There are non-financial compensations in the form of benefits, perks and opportunities for recognition as well as work culture, work environment and conditions.
Since we are multiple businesses and not one single entity, we need to reflect that based on something we can agree upon.
Direct financial compensation: regular pay in the form of wages, salaries, bonuses and other commissions.
Indirect financial compensation: benefits, sick days, leave of absences, retirement plans, ongoing education and / or employment services
Payment should be made regularly and at consistent intervals, as and when we invoice I.G..
L: There are various ways to acknowledge each others’ contributions.
Daniel: I look forward to discussing and exploring these various ways.
In the meantime, it is my understanding that “acknowledging” and “compensating” each other’s contributions is two different things. But they can certainly go hand in hand.
First, acknowledgement does not denote , it is merely the acceptance of a fact, a truth or existence of something.
Also acknowledgement is not a objective way to assign value, and therefore each of us ought to determine the remuneration for the time spent on each task and respective successful and or positive contribution to I.G..
But ultimately, who is responsible for footing the bill?
Surely not the group. Not as a group since we are each individual solo businesses and not one entity, like a single business or non profit.
In our case, acknowledgement of invoices based on each one’s contributions.
My question would be to whom shall the onus be to honour and settle outstanding invoices, since the team as a whole would not be responsible to cover the cost of each other’s contributions. Unless I am wrong, we would be to clarify this.
Logically, the cost of infrastructure needs to be someone’s burden and / or shared. It is not clear to me as this time.
Back to the question “How do you put a price on gifts and talent?” and “Are we to put a price on each others’ contribution?” We are answer this later. Let’s move on.
While it is understandable that the contributions of each individual is beneficial to all, there is a financial, moral and social responsibility to recompense each person for their work on IG.
From experience, pay differentiation is the way we typically recognize the difference in amount of contribution each person offers. Since we are not employees, we ought be be able to determine our own prices and invoice according.
For example, my agreement was with L. not with the entire team. Much like each of us were came to be on this team through different means, as far as I know. But L. is the central person to whom we look to as our source of insight, guidance, direction and resources, including but not limited to financial income and creativity.
How do we put a price tag on something priceless? Especially something intangible like gifts and talent?
L: I have found it helpful for the one receiving the benefits to acknowledge receipt.
Daniel: Now, let’s explore who are the ones receiving the said benefits. As well as in what way does one receive the benefits and acknowledge the receipt.
L: In a sense, this may also be seen as social proof of value given and received.
Daniel: Allow me to expand on my experience with Social Proof and share some thoughts on that subject.
Social Proof is great for marketing and education and psychology. However in business, it is my opinion that social proof is not the best foundation to build a successful business, social enterprise or non profit.
Why? Because Social Proof is based on uncertainty, social interactions and can be manipulated by numbers, fake news and the competition or ulterior motives, ambition and other bad practices.
First, let’s explore uncertainty. Social Proof is often fuel for people who base their decisions on other people’s experiences, tastes, preference and choices. They are not sure if they should purchase, hire, try or follow. Therefore they look toward social proof and trust what other have to say via testimonials, reviews and other platitudes.
2.) Most people are easily swayed by social proof because of lack of insights, experience, wisdom, knowledge, and courage. Perhaps I am oversimplifying or generalizing. But let me explain.
Social Proof has been used successfully to help people get over their fears, and while that may seem like a good thing, Social proof cuts both ways. It can be used to manipulate others into doing things against their better judgement. There is a show recently which explores the danger of social proof and documented how a mentalist successfully convinced several individuals to commit murder.
3.) Using numbers to game social proof. I have many more examples, but for now, I will conclude this section with “using numbers to game social proof.” Just because many people do, say, think or vote a certain way in favor or against something does not justify the matter at hand ethically, morally or rationally.
At the end of the day, Social Proof is a numbers game.
“Social Proof” should be something that has a role to play, but that can be put in place later, once the initial setup is completed and everything is in place.
We should postpone evaluations on the value of working together and measure sufficiency down the road since we’re still in the initial stages and liken to birth pangs, perhaps we cannot expect to immediately see the value nor, any legitimate social proof at this phase.
That said, I can see how we can create a way to “keep the books” by way of social proofs and “sustainable participation in this social enterprise market” however that would be quite an undertaking and acknowledging and compensating one for each other’s contributions is two different things.
However, we would also require checks and balances to be in place to verify and validate.
I humbly propose that we get everything up and running first.
L: If we can do this, each one can consider what it has taken to deliver that value as the cost of the sale and use that in evaluating (a) whether or not one wants to continue and (b) if one wants to continue, what adjustments need to be made to have a sustainable participation in this social enterprise market.
Daniel: Since the cost of the sale is undefined at the moment. It would proof difficult to correctly assign the lifetime value of each customer, client, student or sale.
The scope of Impact that IG could have around the world may be felt across large geographical spheres, including small and even narrow geographical areas like a small towns.
In additional to the Financial Cost, Social Cost, Time Cost, I’ve looked into potential costs and expenses in my context.
I’ve assigned the following values to various sustainability criteria I’ve found in my research:
N/A and / or
Personal income: Important
Cost of underemployment: N/A
Establishment churn: Nil
Establishment sizes: N/A
Job growth: Somewhat Important
Employment distribution by sector: Somewhat Important
Percentage of firms in each sector: Somewhat Important
Revenue by sector contributing to gross state product: Somewhat Important
Sulfur dioxide concentration: N/A
Concentration of nitrogen oxides: Somewhat Important
Selected priority pollutants: Somewhat Important
Excessive nutrients: Not Important
Electricity consumption: Important
Fossil fuel consumption: Important
Solid waste management: Important
Hazardous waste management: Important
Change in land use/land cover: Somewhat Important
Unemployment rate: N/A = Unknown
Female labor force participation rate: Somewhat Important
Median household income: Important
Relative poverty: Somewhat Important
Percentage of population with a post-secondary degree or certificate: Not Important
Average commute time: Important
Violent crimes per capita: Important
Health-adjusted life expectancy: Important
Sales dollars per kilowatt hours: Important
Use of post-consumer and industrial recycled material: Important
Water consumption, Lost/restricted workday rate: Important
Now, this list is not exhaustive as there are other economic, environmental and social sustainability factors we need to take into account, but it’s a good start.
For me, the most important would be the income dollars per kilowatt hours, as well as the use of post-consumer and industrial recycled materials and of course, water consumption, plus lost / restricted workday rates.
I’ve also noticed that investments in sustainability activities are often motivated more by values-driven goals which are often more likely to be reduced over time, especially when economic conditions are worsen.
As we need to pause and figure out how much it will take to get I.G. off the ground. As per our previous discussions and agreements, I will be billing per hour instead of a project price.
Once again, each person’s contribution should be evident. We do need each other on this team and someone should bear the cost and expenses of the infrastructure, until such time as we are profitable, since we are not partners in the legal sense, we should be compensated for our time, knowledge, skills and abilities.
We can add the value of gifts and talent into the mix at a later point as it would only confuse the business model at this time.
L: Your thoughts, suggestions, feedback are needed for this discussion. Personally, I want to work with people who want to work together.
Daniel: I too like to work with people who desire to work together. The matter before us seems not to be able the ability to get along nor work together.
L: If anyone is not getting sufficient value from working together then we need to review before proceeding.
Daniel: It seems to be still early to tell, however from my perspective, and for the sake of brevity, perhaps aside from finances, and if money was not an issue of anyone here, the value of working together would be secondary to being passionate with the entrepreneur spirit and the desire to literally impact the [universe]. Nevertheless we should pause to examine and consider if anyone here is not getting sufficient value and how it could be rectified.
L: In this regard, if I may suggest using the IG.net domain to do the bookkeeping and to have someone be responsible as the book keeper for gifts, talents and value each one brings to the enterprise.
Daniel: How do you envision the IG.net domain could be used for bookkeeping? Do you currently have software, we could use to implement OR do you need a custom application created for our purposes?
I can see how we can create a way to “keep the books” by way of social proofs and “sustainable participation in this social enterprise market” however that would be quite an undertaking and acknowledging and compensating one for each other’s contributions is two different things.
Question: Daniel: Is I.G. a business or a non-profit?
Answer: L: I.G. is a group of solo businesses. Not a single business or a non profit. The group only exists if there are participants
Q1.) “I noticed that you’ve worked at Profound Ideation Inc. and Free Code Camp. How did your career path take you to this job with this company?”
I believe in self-learning, self-teaching and auto-learning. Most things in life can be learnt by reading, watching, hearing, writing / doing and experience which comes with multiple failures and not giving up. With the internet and modern technology, anyone can be a self taught learner, and as time goes on, this is going to be the norm / standard in the future of education.
I have been thinking deeply with regards to the “specialist vs. generalist” argument and come to believe that anyone in 2018 can become a polymath instead of a mere specialist or generalist.
For the longest time, the debate has been between being “A Jack of All Trades or a Master of One.”
To answer the question, I started Profound Ideation Inc. many years ago, before I started my current role at freeCodeCamp where I volunteer my time, energy and resources to help the next generation of Web Developers.
I started Profound Ideation Inc. without any formal education in engineering or guidance of teachers and / or professors. Instead, based on self determined learning, practice and self directed learning, plus independent work, I was able to learn new skills and draw upon knowledge from multiple sources and innovate and build a successful business.
Q2.) “What are the major components of your job on a daily basis? What areas of the business are you responsible for?”
As a Strategic Marketing Consultant, Rainmaker & Digital Technology Architect, I am responsible for the whole business. If anything goes wrong or not according to plan, I am to blame. I take full responsibility of customer satisfaction, client facing, relationship, networking, business development and growth of my companies.
Q3.) “How do you see this job changing in the next 10 years?”
Being a Strategic Marketing Consultant, Rainmaker & Digital Technology Architect, I am at the crossroads, as I see AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning) and VR (virtual Reality) + AR (Augmented Reality) as well as IOT (Internet of Things) growing in influence and demand. My new job will be to help aspiring entrepreneurs to ideate, launch and develop their businesses in the years ahead, as technology will continue to outpace the ability for humans to continue to complete with machines and robots, AI and software in most areas of the work and live across the world.
Therefore I have began to work on a new International Synergistic Business Model for people who are, will or were displaced by the Emerging Cognitive AI & Automation Revolution. … In other words people who are or will be(come) unemployed / unemployable, and either going to or have already lost their job(s) because of automation, machine learning and AI & Cognitive Systems.
I have been working on a free online course, where I seek to share some knowledge, thoughts / ideas, comments on topics, my experiences and my point of view as well as what I am doing to continually learn.