Alcoholism and its effects...continued
WHAT IS OUR RESPONSE?
1. We must recognise alcohol's potential danger. It has
become something of a joke, even in Christian circles, and many are drinkers.
It is a drug, and the habit can become addictive. All alcoholics began with the
first glass! Although the Bible does not forbid the taking of alcohol, it does
condemn drunkenness, and often there is a fine line between the two.
2. A Christian does have a responsibility in the way of
example, and older Christians should be role models for the younger.
3. In view of the mass of evidence showing the damage that
is being done in so many areas of our national life, Christians should think
seriously about their response. In the book of Numbers, when a person took the
Nazarite vow, they voluntarily and willingly abstained from anything connected
with the vine as a demonstration of their devotion to God. All things may be
lawful, but not always expedient.
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