When a person is drunk, they have no recognition of anything, making them easy prey for predators. That is one of the reasons why the word of God discourages men about strong drink. The Lord is simply looking out for the best interest of man. Proverbs 20.1
Many women have been raped, men robbed of their money and physical injuries have occurred as the result of being drunk. That should be more than enough to make a reasonable person reconsider that bottle of alcohol.
I’m very happy to say that I don’t drink and it is a great way to live. I haven’t missed out on anything, other than getting high and acting like a fool and who needs that on their record? Pro 23.29-35.
Humans are trying to escape the corona virus and that is the right thing to do. We have suffered much, but here are some actions I would like to see carried out.
Repentance! Change your ways and seek the law of God. Man has suffered much from the destructive powers of this virus and repentance should be high priority on everyone list.
Vaccinate! The vaccines are the gift of God to protect man from the virus. Get the protection which God has granted.
Mask wearing! The virus is still in the air, so ask yourself. If there is something lurking in the air,
wouldn't it make sense not to inhale it? That is the job of the mask, to prevent us from inhaling this virus.
Social distance! Since we don't know who might be carrying the virus, follow the information and stay clear of people you are unsure of.
Hand washing! Getting rid of germs should be easy to understand for anyone. By touching things outside or inside the home, there will be contact with germs; so keep washing your hands wearing gloves if possible.
I believe man can make the virus a thing of the past, by following this information.
When concerning churches, you will have to watch out for man made doctrine.
Matt 7.15. Mark 7.7. Rom 10.1-2. Romans 10.1-3 This kind of dogma
is not from God and it can rob you of liberties which are yours to
keep and will condemn your soul.
2 Peter 2.1-2. Matt 15.13-14.
The only defense one can have against false doctrine, is the knowledge
of the word of God which can be learned by private study Acts 17.11.
Rev 2.2. Jesus said all should be students of the word to be
confident they are hearing truth.
John 5.39 John 8.31-32.
Many people praise churches, unaware that they are rejoicing in
division. However, the bible teaches that there is to be no division.
1 Cor 1.10. That all men should teach the small doctrine and if men
would speak where the bible speaks and remain silent where the bible
is silent, such could be the case.
1 Tim 1.3 1 Tim 4.16. 1 Tim 6.3. 2. Tim 1.13.
We cannot worship God as we please, we must worship God in spirit and
John 4.24. Demand book, chapter, and verse for practices which you
might hear in your church.
Ask, where was this belief ever done in scripture?
To hear more on this matter, contact us at the Mt Airy church of Christ.
By James Baker