All or Nothing - Bottle or Christ NOT: how much can I get away with, yet perhaps be saved? RATHER: how much can I please the Lord in every way?
Ancient Wines - some not even mildly intoxicating Was it really alcohol that purified water? Does chemistry give a different perspective?
Temperance Bible-Commentary Dr. F.R. Lees & Rev. D. Burns
‘...drunkenness, revelries, and the like... Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.’ (Gal. 5:21;6:1) Dare you patronisingly say, ‘I’m not like those big drinkers.’ ‘I can drink some.’ ‘I can handle it’? Your patronising excuses are prideful not spiritual.
‘...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us...’ (Heb. 12:1)
Alcoholics helped & prevented by Salvation Army requiring total abstinence
History Salvation Army vs. Skeleton Army & romance of William and Catherine
Mr. Eternity: alcoholic converted because Christians UNLIKE him Arthur Stace, St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Sydney
Phoebe Palmer - This evil in the church mother of holiness movement
Australian Wesleyan Methodist national conference 1997 & WMC 1842 total abstinence
Duty to denounce alcohol: ‘by forces, both moral and legal’ Adam Crooks, Wesleyan Methodist Church 1870
Australia: Aventists call to raise the legal drinking age (2010)
No Drinking: Church of the Nazarene members (2013)
Mothers: ‘Even one drink risks the health of an unborn baby’ American Academy of Pediatrics & NOFAS
Brain Damage - by little alcohol: brain damaged even people who ‘seem normal’
Reduced Abilities - long after drinking!: danger even when not still found in blood
George Foreman - how I quit drinking: violence against best friend, forgotten
Heart Disease - alcohol’s benefits debunked: heart researchers review findings
Moderation Management founder charged with vehicular manslaughter now can see: ‘moderation management is nothing but alcoholics covering up their problem.’
Success: complete alcohol ban (violence down, school attendance up, children fed)
Kava Drinking: serving a holy God yet practising a dirty habit Fijian chief rebukes church