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Dr. Adrian Rogers
Today the title of my message is this, "The Battle of the Bottle." Proverbs 20:1 says, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Now I'd like for you to turn if you will please to Proverbs 23 and we begin reading in verse 29. Proverbs 23:29: "Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? Who hath babbling? Who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine, they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou 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. Thine eyes shall behold strange women and thine heart shall uttereth perverse things. Yea, and thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or he that lieth upon the top of a mast. 'They have striken me,' shalt thou say and I was not sick. 'They have beaten me and I felt it not. When shall I awake, I will seek it, yet again.'"
The most dangerous drug in America is beverage alcohol. It is dangerous, number One, because of its availability. It is dangerous, number two, because of its acceptance. It is dangerous, number three, because of its horrible effect that it has on those who drink it and those who are affected by those who drink it. Indeed there's a monster loose in the land, and this monster is causing our nation and our cities to crumble. It is causing homes to unravel and come apart at the seams. It is crushing lives and hopes and hearts. It is bringing spiritual, moral, mental, physical disaster. It has caused our highways to become slaughter tins. It is king alcohol-- beverage alcohol-- and we want to know what the Bible has to say about this issue because we are told on every hand that we ought to drink it.
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