People who drink are young and healthy.
People who drink are successful.
People who drink are happy.
People who drink have friends.
The body reacts to alcohol as it does to other poisons. Alchohol depresses the central nervous system and kills cells in the brains and liver.
Successful people avoid alcohol because they know it impairs their ability to function.
Alcohol is a depressant, not a stimulant.
Most drinkers are lonely and depressed because behavior under the influence of alcohol is inappropriate, offensive and even violent. People who avoid alcohol are admired.
If you are burdened and want to feel better:
Not in alcohol: "Who has woe? Who has sorrow?...They that tarry long at the wine." -- Proverbs 23:29,30
But in God: "Come unto Me, all you that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." -- Matthew 11:28
And if you want to enjoy life fully:
Not in alcohol: "And be not drunk with wine where it is in excess." -- Ephesians 5:18
But in God: "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have in more abundantly." -- John 10:10
And if you want wisdom:
Not in alcohol: "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and whoever is deceived by it is not wise." -- Proverbs 20:1
But in God: "For the Lord gives wisdom: out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding." -- Proverbs 2:6
And if you want to be admired:
Not in alcohol: "Woe unto them that rise up early that they may follow strong drink" -- Isaiah 5:11
But in God: "But whoever finds Me finds life, and shall obtain the favor of the Lord. But he that sins against Me wrongs his own soul" -- Proverbs 8:35,36
And if you want eternal life:
Not in alcohol: "Nor thieves, nor drunkards, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -- 1 Corinthians 6:10
But in God: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.." -- John 3:16
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