I often post things that I have posted before but usually I wait a while before doing it. Today I am re-posting something that I published only three months ago. I am doing it for a few reasons.
First, the need is so great. I have been having conversations with Christians and non Christians about the powerful grip of alcohol on the lives of so many people. This demon force is celebrated and revered in our culture because it is such a profit machine. Because of the profit, the world (and sometimes the church) is willing to overlook the destruction it brings.
The manufacturers are making money hand over fist. The distributors are making money. The grocers, restaurants, bars, liquor stores, sports venues, amusement parks and many others are making money. The government is making a mint from the sale of alcohol.
People in the USA are enriched by billions of dollars each and every year by a product that magnifies anger, abuse, misery, disease, accidents, divorce, rape, robbery, destruction and death. The use of alcohol destroys lives, families and communities.
That is the number one reason I am posting this again so soon. The need is great.
Also, I have been encouraged by the terrific response to post this again. Many folks sent texts and emails letting me know they were passing the list on to others. That is reason enough.
Finally, if I could get this post in the minds of one young person, one mother, one father, just one person and that person was influenced to flee from alcohol like the plague it is, that would be worth it all.
So I give you a second dose of a great article I posted back in February. Let me know what you think.
Thank you for reading today.