Reasons why we should not drink

WHY DRINK ?

Specifically referring to strong Drinks; which are drinks containing alcohol. Such drinks usually make a human being to be intoxicated or overcome.

We should never attempt anything before making a thorough sincere search of the effects thereafter from reliable sources.

It is a costly and risky business to trade your life on mere assumptions or on facts which are baseless.

Hence,  we do our best, to examine the creator’s opinion on the issue of strong drink as revealed in His holy  Word.

 

ANCIENT DRINKERS

Around 2100 BC,  some daughters made their father drunk and committed immorality with their father!

The effect of wine made Lot to “perceive not”  (Gen.19:33), in the first day.

The next day,… the daughters made their father drunk again, and they made him to lie with the younger daughter, and he perceived not!. (Gen. 19:35)

Let us learn from this; if Lot did not perceive in the first day, and in the second day,… do you think we shall be able to perceive in the ‘third day’, when we are made drunk by the many daughters around us, i.e. radios, music, TV, money thirst “daughters” ??… Obviously No!

 EFFECTS OF LIQUOR

1.      IT  GIVES FALSE COURAGE AND LEADS TO BRAWLS.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise. (Proverbs 20:1)

2.      IT FILLS HEART WITH ANGUISH AND SORROW

Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow… they that tarry long at the wine.

(Proverbs 23:29)

3.      IT CAUSES BLOODSHOT  EYES AND MANY WOUNDS

Who hath wounds without cause ? who hath redness of eyes?… they that tarry long at the wine. (Proverbs 23:29)

4.      IT BITES LIKE A POISONOUS SERPENT AND STINGS LIKE AN ADDER:

At the Last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. (Proverbs 23:32)

5.      IT LEADS TO HALLUCINATIONS AND DELIRIUM TREMENS:

Thine eyes shall behold strange women. (Proverbs 23:33)

6.      IT MAKES ONE SAY SILLY  AND STUPID THINGS

Thine heart shall utter perverse things. (Proverbs 23:33)

7. IT CAUSES ONE TO STAGGER LIKE A SAILOR TOSSED AT SEA.

Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of the mast. (Proverbs 23:34)

2.      IT ALLOWS ONE TO BE BEATEN UP WITHOUT EVEN BEING AWARE OF IT.

They have stricken me, shalt thou say,… and I felt it not. (Proverbs 23:35)

3.      ONE BECOMES A  SLAVE OF IT.

I will seek it yet again. (Proverbs 23:35)

4.      IT CAUSES LEADERS TO FORGET THEIR DUTIES AND THUS PERVERT JUSTICE

It is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink.. Lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgement of any of the afflicted. (Proverbs 31:4-5)

(Friend…there are millions, suffering because of heads of families, villages,… being enslaved in Ligour)

5.      IT WILL MAKE YOU TO BE DISQUALIFIED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Do not be deceived drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Cor. 6:9-12, Galatians 5:19-21. In other words, you will never see God. Don’t argue with God you are not order than Him.

 CONCLUSION

The above are  just some of the glorious insights given by the most experienced Being, the creator who has seen the origin and the effects of liquor in many generations.

 My son, forget not my law; (Proverbs 3:1)

The devil is a liar and the father (source) of lies ( John 8:44)… some of the things I have heard include, “beer is best and it brings friends together!”, plainly that is  a lie…, it should be “ beer is bad and it separates friends apart!”.

 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. (Proverbs 4:20)

Strong drink, might be a counterfeit by the devil, of a believer being filled with the Holy Spirit

CAUTION TO BELIEVERS

And be not drunk with wine, wherein in excess; but be filled with the Spirit. 

(Ephesians 5:18)