Alcohol as a Remover

Alcohol as a Remover

ALCOHOL WILL REMOVE stains from clothes. But stains from clothes are not the only things alcohol will remove.

  • Alcohol will remove the clothes as well. (Strange as it may seem, alcohol will do this not only for the man who drinks it, but also for his wife and children.)

  • Alcohol will remove smiles from the faces of wives and mothers. Or husbands and fathers. It will remove laughter from the lips of innocent children.
  • Alcohol will remove heat from the home, furniture from its rooms, and food from its table.
  • It will remove fine homes and leave hovels.
  • It will remove plenty and leave poverty.
  • It will remove fame and leave shame.
  • It will remove honor and leave humiliation.

Alcohol not only removes stains; it creates them.

  • Alcohol quickly stains a reputation. Worse, it gradually stains and deforms a character. It mars the potential of any man or woman who indulges. And it ultimately ruins the person caught in its deceptive snare.
  • Alcohol can mark a man for life with its cursed stain. And it can remove from one’s experience everything, great or small, that makes life worthwhile.

But that is not the worst that can happen to man. The real tragedy is that…

  • Alcohol will bar or remove a man’s name from the Book of Life.
  • It will remove from his heart all hope of Heaven.
  • It will remove from the realm of possibility fellowship with God Himself, both now and in the eternal future.

God says, “Be not deceived: neither fornicators … nor thieves … nor drunkards … shall inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10).

There is an antidote, however, for this poison—for this remover of all that is good. This antidote is faith in Jesus Christ. The most hopeless alcoholic may trust in Him for deliverance and salvation. Not only will Christ for¬give, but He also will cleanse the human heart from all unrighteousness.

GOD WARNS YOU:

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

“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 colour 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 utter perverse things…. They have stricken 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” (Proverbs 23:29-33, 35).

GOD WELCOMES YOU:

“The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7, 9).

Jesus says, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink” (John 7:37).

—Adapted from Christian Herald


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Also read:
God’s Cure for Alcoholism

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7 Comments

  1. This author is writing about alcohol abuse, the pathological use of beverage alcohol. Drinking alcohol is actually celebrated in the Bible. Jesus himself knew of and condoned the safe and sane use of wine.
    It is the abandonment of moral agency that Jesus spoke strongly of. Excess alcohol drinking was identified as the cause of the antisocial deeds spoken of in scripture.
    A balance should be struck in the use of beverage alcohol. Extreme policy can actually turn people to alcohol excess in a spirit of rebellion or cause a self damnation in some over their alcoholic excess. This can cause people to hide or deny their alcohol use. Religion itself can be an unwholesome influence towards alcohol in that it can distort a healthy approach to the whole social institution of wine culture. The western European churches take some strong stance on such confusing many into continued drunkeness.

    • The problem with what you are saying is that there are a lot of people who simply can’t handle ANY alcohol. Read the comments in this post and you will see some of these people crying out for help. What you are saying looks good in writing but in real life translates into hell on earth for many people.

  2. I am a Christian of almost 40 years. I have inherited the alcoholic gene. Mostly I am very careful with drinking but every once in a while, I drink too much and then I’m filled with horror and remorse. I am going to go to AA for help to never drink a drop again.
    I wish there was a Christian alternative to AA somewhere near me but there isn’t.
    No one has ever complained about me drinking, worse still, my husband (because I’m generally a moderate drinker), encourages me telling me I deserve to drink wine at the end of the day because I work hard. (He doesn’t drink himself). I’ve been trying to use the excuse of wanting to lose weight as a reason to not drink.
    My question is, will God discard me, cast me off, disallow me from the inheritance with Jesus because of this alcoholism?
    Am I fooling myself thinking that I’m saved when I have this problem that so far I’ve been powerless to stop?
    I am really hoping that AA will be able to help me.
    If you have another suggestion for me, please advise me.

    • Hi, thanks for sharing. It is important for you not to touch any alcohol since that will trigger more problems. I think you should talk to your husband about your problem so that he understands why you don’t want to drink, and try to get his support and help. I believe that God wants to help you find victory over this, and if you cooperate with Him, He will not cast you off. Do you have Christian church and friends to support you? That is important. AA will help but only so long. This is a public forum so you might want to contact us privately. Our phone team members would be happy to discuss this further with you and pray with you. It’s a toll free call 1-855-367-8788. Press 0 to be placed in the queue for the next available phone team member.

      • Yes, I do have a church and Bible Study group. I may be in touch but I’m in another country. Could you take down my comment. I see it has my name announced at the top, or take my name off.

        • I changed the name in the posts. Another thing that helps some people is memorizing Bible verses. Then when the craving hits them, they recite these verses and meditate on them. Blessings to you in this struggle.

    • I grew up in a family of alcoholics. My mom died at age of 41 from cirrhosis ofthe liver. I was 21, when she died. Then I lost my twin brother, at age of 30, who died from acute alcohol poisoning. I don’t drink at all. I use to, but after getting too many dui’s, and having blackouts, God gave me the sense to completely abstain. This was after I realized God loved me, and had chosen me for things, in this life that he wanted me todo! I don’t think it’s a sin to drink, but It is to be intoxicated! With as many warnings as there are, in the Bible considering drinking, I believe it best to abstain.my son feels different. He is 29, and now attends a church, where the freedom of choice is preached…..nothing wrong with that. I just am very concerned. I pray for him a lot. I told him that no one I know who ended up alcoholic, and died from it, ever started out saying, “ I think Ill be an alcoholic!” Never the less, he is an adult and his choices are between him and God. Prayer is our greatest weapon! God bless!

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