Changing the National Age Limit for Drinking

When I first heard this, I couldn’t believe my ears. Then, when I heard that college professors (guys who think they are smart, not professing Christians), I was doubly shocked, but still it was to be expected.

These people are the epitome of Romans 1:22: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,”. Their reasoning comes right from the playbook of the SexEd folks, and parents who supply booze for their kids’ parties: “They are going to do it anyhow, so we might as well make it safe for them …”.

The idea that making drinking legal for eighteen year old children will somehow reduce “binge drinking” reveals the foolishness of the the advocates. Clearly, they have never read Proverbs:

“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise,” Proverbs 20:1;

“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted,” Proverbs 31:4;

“He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich,” Proverbs 21:17;

“Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine,” Proverbs 23:29-30.

Well, that’s just a few that come to mind.

When I was young, stupid, and hell bound, I did stupid things like that. God used the common sense and logic He gave me, to wake me up. I asked myself, “What sort of “friends” are they, when I can only tolerate being around them if I’m pickled?” They weren’t and I gave up that foolishness, figuring that if I had to be polluted to socialize with “the crowd”, then they weren’t worth the trouble. That was how I learned to avoid being a Lemming.

I suppose God had His eye on me, even back then. He could have just left me there; But had He done so, I wouldn’t be writing this today. Instead, I’d be hanging out in the neighborhood tavern, with a line of hard shots in front of me and a hooker on my arm.

Why write about something that Christians don’t normally do? Well, don’t you believe it. There are more “professing” Christians, or CINOs (Christian In Name Only), as I call them, who drink like fish, than anyone might imagine; and they fill church pews every Sunday, all over this country. Many of them are young, high school and college age, people. They need to understand that this sort of activity falls under biblical authority. Consider Galatians 5:19-21: “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.”

Did you catch that: “… drunkenness, revellings, …”? That’s college binge drinking at frat houses. Now, the people who desire to reduce that activity want to make drinking legal for these deceived young people; Deceived firstly by parents and church “leaders” who told them they were saved just because they once prayed a superstitious prayer asking Jesus to come into their hearts, (find THAT anywhere in the Bible as a means of salvation)! Deceived by those in authority who want to make all manner of sinning “safe”, and deceiving themselves into believing that engaging in whatever sort of “socially-acceptable” form of immorality is okay, just because someone in “authority” says it’s okay.

I often find myself asking God to permit the Church to be physically persecuted, because all these CINOs would vanish from the assemblies, like rats deserting a sinking ship. Their phony-baloney “faith”, and all that goes with it, would not bear up under such conditions because, for them, it’s all about emotion and nothing to do with trusting God. They try to do what they feel God wants them to do, but they can’t because they’ve never heard from God; because they’ve never read their Bibles.

God doesn’t see things in shades of gray, like we all too often do. We either listen to Him and obey, or else. Thankfully, those of us who are really saved have help available.

“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,” Romans 8:29;

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure,” Philippians 2:13.

“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:,” Colossians 3:12.

God, in this dispensation of Grace, causes our lives to be conformed to the image of Christ Jesus. When we slip, He doesn’t leave us in the slop we fell into: He lifts us out of it, disciplines us, and places our feet back on the narrow path.

If you, Dear Reader, believe yourself to be a Christian, then: “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”, II Corr. 13:5. The Epistle of I John is where you’ll find the tests. That’s what John wrote it for. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God,” I John 5:13.

Young Christian, trust God, not men. Lean on God, not your friends. Seek God’s approval (II Tim. 2:15), not the approval of men. Don’t cave in to this evil world system. Test yourselves.

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