Liquid Devil!

The Bible And The Bottle

By Dr. Hugh Pyle


IV. Destruction to the Nation

   As we pursue the slimy path of the Liquid Devil we are reminded that God says "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverb 14:34).
   Today society rots, cities seethe with corruption, votes are bought with booze, promotions are made with booze, secrets are exposed with liquor, marriages are shattered by it. Liquid Devil!
   Joel the prophet wrote, "Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion" (Joel 1:5-6).
   In Habakkuk 2:5 God speaks of the one who "transgresseth by wine...neither keepeth his home, who enlargeth his desire as hell." And in verse 12 He thunders, "Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!"
   In verse 15 the Bible blasts the man who promotes drink, sells it or gives it away as He cries, "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him."
   The Ten Commandments insist that "Thou shalt not kill!" Strange that people were all up in arms recently about the fact that forty babies a year were being killed by plastic bags, while multiplied thousands of people killed by beer, wine and whiskey in America every years, over 25,000 on the highway alone!
   "Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousands" (Daniel 5:1). The drinking party, the dancing and idolatry continued through the Babylonian feast and before the end of this amazing chapter judgment had caught up with the king, the Media-Persian army was within the city and secular history tells us blood flowed ankle deep on the palace floor. The power of Babylon passed away, and "in that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain!" (vs. 30) Thus wine always destroys the nations or individuals who imbibe.


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