“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
One NEVER knows from where the inspiration for a written piece will come.
This piece originated from a recent, short conversation.
The discussion involved this writer and a man who drank liquor, mostly to EXCESS, on a regular basis.
This writer cannot claim that the idea behind the conversation was original. However, this writer does NOT know that the idea was NOT original.
The conversation has NOTHING to do with the end times or last days.
It does, however, have to do with human nature and man’s proclivity to engage in self-destructive acts, all the while trying to justify his dangerous behavior to all who will listen.
Upon entering the drinking man’s humble abode, the thought suddenly struck and was then presented in the form of a question as the man was sitting at his computer in the next room.
“You know, they say that drinking a lot of alcohol destroys brain cells.”
“I’ve heard that.”
“Here’s a question for you: how come the brain cells alcohol destroys are NOT the same brain cells that tell you to drink alcohol?”
“That’s a good question. I don’t know.”
“Did you ever ponder on that?”
“No. But, it would be a good thing in my case.”
“Actually, it would be such a good thing that MOST people might start drinking when they were younger and then they would suddenly quit as they destroyed that last alcohol-loving brain cell: their lives NEVER having felt the scourge of alcohol drinking to excess–particularly in their old age when their bodies cannot take the constant abuse.”
“I’ll have to think on that. That’s a good one. I’ll have to study that a bit.”
It makes a STRONG case that drinking alcohol to excess is NOT a purely physical problem.
It makes a STRONG case that drinking alcohol to excess is a sign of DECEPTION, rather than a physical affliction only–a position with which God’s Word STRONGLY AGREES.
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”
WHAT does the reader believe?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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