This is the drink of the Lord, that’s according to my gospel

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Allen Stone & Macklemore) – Neon Cathedral Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He wants to make himself believe that drinking a lot is the right thing to do. His gospel is alcoholism, and alcohol is “the drink of the Lord”.

One justification he might be using is that wine is heavily used in symbolism in the Bible and Christianity.

Matthew 26:27-28:

And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many."

Alcohol is also used in religious ceremonies and at communions.

Also, in Catholic church services, the pastor will say “a reading to the gospel according to [whomever]” before reading the gospel.

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