Quotes and Notes for the Day
SCRIPTURAL DANGERS OF USING ALCOHOL
1.The first alcohol abuse led to the first homosexual sin in the Bible. We have this account in Genesis 9:20 and 21 , ” And Noah began an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard. And he drank of the wine and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.” In Genesis 9:24 we read, “And when Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his younger son had done unto him.”
2.The First incest in the Bible involved alcohol use: In Genesis 19: 32-36 we read the following accounts of Lot and his two daughters. ” Come, let us make our father drink wine and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine tonight also; and go thou in and lie with him that we may preserve see of our father, and they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him: and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.”
3.Alcohol is deadly; A Mocker and A Deceiver: In the book of Proverbs 23: 31 and 32 we have these words of warnings, “Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder.” And Proverbs 20:1 reads, “Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging and whosoever is deceived by it is not wise.”
4.God is against the makers and the sellers of alcohol, and those who consume it: In the book of Habakkuk 2:15-116 we read, ” Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, thou also that thou mayest look on their nakedness! thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the Lord’s right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing be on thy glory.”
5.Alcohol destroys good judgment; and there is a woe pronounced up on alcohol abuse: In the book of Isaiah 28:7 we read, ” But they have erred through wine, and through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.” And in the same book chapter 5:11 we read the judgment pronounced up on alcohol consumers, “Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink that continue until night till wine inflame them.”
6.Child abuse and slavery have resulted from alcohol abuse: We read in the book of Joel 3:3, “ And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.”
7.Alcohol destroys Christian fellowship: In 1st Corinthians 5:11 we read, “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.”
8.Alcohol abuse will keep people out of God’s kingdom: In 1st Corinthians 6: 9-10, we read, ” Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
From the Peoples Gospel Hour Staff
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.