Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
I. IT DEADENS EVERY MORAL SENSIBILITY. And what is the evidence of the drunkard himself? On his own declaration, are the principles of virtue as vigorous in his heart now as before? Is he as sensible of delight in contemplating the morally sublime, as much shocked with the morally deformed, as much grieved and disgusted with the depraved and licentious?
II. IT IMPAIRS EVERY INTELLECTUAL FACULTY.
III. IT ACCELERATES DEATH.
IV. IT ENTAILS MISERY ON FAMILIES.
V. IT TERMINATES IN EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION (1 Corinthians 6:10).
(The Weekly Christian Teacher.)
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