(David Worley, “Volfan007” is a frequent commenter here and sent me this today. I know this is a hot-button topic and David never shades his views on things! But this is new information about a new study, so here it is. I’m guessing this should be a lively discussion. It is absolutely important that we not ridicule David for his silly position – I’m talking about the support of the Tennessee Volunteers, of course.)
I don’t know if yall have heard the latest study about alcohol, or not; but it’s not very conducive to the moderationists position. Only the tee-totallers will rejoice in this research on drinking red-eye; hooch; the Devil’s brew; corn-squeezin’s; juice; or whatever else you like to call it. This latest research is very interesting for the friends of Bill Wilson, but not for the friends of Busch, Miller, and Colt 45 Malt Liquor. The lastest research is not a friend to Mogan David, Bordeaux, and Three Sisters. You can find the latest research in this hot link, here: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-02/breast-cancer-risk-rises-with-moderate-alcohol-use-study-finds.html
I first heard of this news on NBC’s Today Show on the morning of November 2, 2011. Ann Courie seemed almost exasperated as she moaned something like, “What can we do?” as if this was very bad news. I mean, how could women ever give up drinking alcohol? It has to be one of the four basic food groups; right? Why, if it increases the risks of getting breast cancer, then women won’t be able to get high on liquor, anymore. Oh no! egads! Drats! How can women survive without a glass of white wine to calm their nerves?
Even after all the studies done on FAS(Fetal Alcohol Syndrone), women still want to drink hooch. Even though a woman can give her baby FAS, and all the deformities and mentally handicapped problems that come with FAS, from just one drink! Before she even knows that she’s pregnant! And, after all the marriages, which alcohol has destroyed; women still want a little wine. Even after all the drunk driving injuries and death, some Moms are not MADD enough to quit drinking firewater.
Folks, when we see all the information, which we have on alcohol, and it’s harmful effects, we just have to see that the Bible is right about the foolishness of drinking rot-gut. We have to see that the Bible calls drinking fermented, undiluted wine “foolish.” To drink “strong drink” is certainly not the drink of champions, but the drink of the foolish. Proverbs 20:1 is pretty plain and clear about this. Proverbs 23:29-35 is painfully clear about drinking fermented, undiluted wine. It’s foolishness. And, of course, it’s just plain ole sin to be drunk on the fermented stuff, as we’re told in Ephesians 5:18. It’s sin. Sin against God.
So, why does a Pastor ever tell his people that it’s okay to drink something that’s foolish? To pop a top, and tell his people, whom God has given him to oversee, that it’s perfectly okay to put down a shot of whiskey? Why would any Pastor want to lead his people into potential destruction and ruin of their marriages, their families, and their very lives? Pastor, what will you say to the woman, who gives birth to the deformed, baby daughter, due to FAS? After you have been preaching that drinking in moderation is perfectly A-OK? What will you say to the parents of the dead 23 year old son, who died because drinking impaired his judgment? After you’ve preached that drinking alcohol is not foolish, as long as you don’t get drunk? And, of course, none of us really know that magical level where you become drunk. So, how could you ever expect a 23 year old to know? But, how will you look those parents in the eyes, and tell them how sorry you are about the death of their son? Or, will you be a yellow-bellied coward, and not even go to the funeral?
Well, I just wanted to give you some things to think about, concerning this hot topic in SBC life.