Abstinence • Prohibition
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abstinence; Abstain
Abstinence; Abstain [Gk. apéchomai] (Acts. 15:20, 29; 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:22; 1 Tim. 4:3; 1 Pet. 2:11); NEB also AVOID; [mé̄ esthíōn—‘not eating’] (Rom. 14:3, 6); AV “eateth not”; NEB also “not eat”; [phylássō (Acts. 21:25)]. Other OT and NT terms which indicate abstinence are: Heb. ṣûm, ṣôm—“fast,
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Prohibition, Synodical Action on
Prohibition, Synodical Action on. The legal prohibition of the liquor traffic is a comparatively recent issue, and Luth. sentiment on it is divided.At its convention in Winchester, Va., 1853, the General Synod expressed its “great pleasure” over the success attending the efforts for the removal of intemperance
Compton’s Encyclopedia
ProhibitionHerbert Hoover called it a “noble experiment.” Organized crime found it to be the opportunity of a lifetime. And millions of Americans denounced it as an infringement of their rights. For nearly 14 years—from Jan. 29, 1920, until Dec. 5, 1933—the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Abstainers.—By this word we understand those persons who have a repugnance for wine, and cannot drink it. In the primitive Church, the abstainers received holy communion only under the species of bread.
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