We’ll talk in a later post about the Adventist stance on drinking and how I have personally found it harmful. For now, here is a quote from Ellen White about how even moderate drinking makes you a drunk.
Please note that Ellen White considers alcohol a stimulant for some reason. I have no idea why, because everyone knows that alcohol is the opposite thereof. Maybe it was an 1800s thing?
Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene p. 33 Paragraph 1
Moderate drinking is the school in which men are receiving an education for the drunkard’s career. So gradually does Satan lead away from the strongholds of temperance, so insidiously do wine and cider exert their influence upon the taste, that the highway to drunkenness is entered upon all unsuspectingly.
The taste for stimulants is cultivated; the nervous system is disordered; Satan keeps the mind in a fever of unrest; and the poor victim, imagining himself perfectly secure, goes on and on, until every barrier is broken down, every principle sacrificed. The strongest resolutions are undermined, and eternal interests are too weak to keep the debased appetite under the control of reason.
Some are never really drunk, but are always under the influence of mild intoxicants. They are feverish, unstable in mind, not really delirious, but as truly unbalanced; for the nobler powers of the mind are perverted.