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The Battle of the Bottle (2 of 2)
Series: The Battle of the Bottle
Proverbs 20:1; 23:29
And indeed Jesus is the fairest of ten thousand. I want to welcome our radio audience and tell you that you're tuned to the services of Bellevue Baptist Church in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee and this is the pastor, Adrian Rogers and I'd like to invite you some Sunday night to these services. They begin at six thirty and you're always welcome. We have a beautiful auditorium that seats three thousand person and on Sunday night it's practically filled but there's always room for one more and we'd just be happy to have you be a part of these services.
Tonight is a continuation of the message we began this morning, THE BATTLE OF THE BOTTLE and I want you to turn to Proverbs 20:1 and read with me.
''Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.''
Now, these scriptures tell us I believe plainly and clearly that the Christians position so far as beverage alcohol is concerned is total abstinence. The Bible says we're not to look upon it, we're not to desire it when it is fermented.
Now, I told you that I believe alcohol is America's most dangerous drug. Why? Because of it's broad acceptance, because of it's easy accessibility and because of the terrifying effects that it has had, is having and will have on our Americans and on our personal lives.
Now, we're being told from every side that we ought to drink. We reminded you this morning that the advertisers spend six hundred million dollars a year, every year to tell us that sophisticated advertisement that we ought to drink it. They have latched themselves on to everything from the Olympics to the special events here in the city of Memphis, Tennessee and everything now is just permeated with this idea alcohol and drinking alcohol. When we sit down in a restaurant that's the first thing we're asked, if we'd like a drink. If we tell them no, we don't drink they ...
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