Doctors are seeing more young patients like Martin, people in their 20s and 30s with symptoms of acute liver disease related to alcohol consumption.
Those of you who have read my testimony of salvation know that when I got saved I was struggling with alcohol and attending AA meetings. Those of you who know me on a personal level know that the struggle to stay sober continued even after getting saved. I know how hard it is to get off of America’s favorite legal drug, alcohol, which is really nothing more than liquid opiates.
“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.’” Billy Sunday
Alcohol is rammed into our consciousness on a daily basis, ads for alcohol are at all sporting events, on nearly every radio station, certainly on every television station, on the majority of web sites that serve ads, and line our nation’s highways on enormous billboards displays. Many parents, even many Christian parents, condone alcohol consumption and here in the enlightened 21st century is still considered a beloved “rite of passage” when a child comes of legal age. But here on NTEB, we’ll tell you the truth about alcohol from the Bible’s perspective, and here it is.
- ALCOHOL CAUSES PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION: “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. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.” Proverbs 23:29-32 (KJB)
- ALCOHOL BRINGS DOWN THE STRONGEST OF PEOPLE: “Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!” Isaiah 5:22,23 (KJB)
- ALCOHOL BRINGS SHARED MISERY: “Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!” Habakkuk 2:15 (KJB)
- ALCOHOL WILL MOCK AND DECEIVE YOU: “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1 (KJB)
No, Jesus did not drink any alcohol in the Bible, not one drop, you won’t find a single verse to support that. And that first miracle at the wedding feast? Yes, Jesus turned the water into wine, wine from the Throne Room that tasted like nothing else they were drinking, and seemed to have the curious effect of sobering people up instead of intoxicating them.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2 (KJB)
On a positive note, if you have been battling alcohol and want to try and reverse some of the damage that has been done to your body, please visit the NTEB Health and Wellness section to see the many natural ways to restore your healthy and vitality. God wants you to be healthy in your body as well as in your heart and in your soul.
They were young. They thought they had time. Then they nearly died of liver disease.
Although Rachel Martin would never deny she had a drinking problem, she figured years would pass before it would take a toll on her health. After all, she had not yet hit 40 and she had managed to eke out two years of complete sobriety about a decade ago. Even when she was drinking, she would hit the bottle hard for three weeks but then go cold turkey for a week.
So when Martin started feeling off about a year and a half ago, she tried to ignore the symptoms. She lost her appetite, her skin itched, and as she put it, she lost her waist as fluid accumulated in her abdomen. For four months she continued to drink, but in mid-March 2019, she decided she was done.
The next day she finally went to the doctor and found out she had cirrhosis of the liver, something that did not surprise her, given her internet-aided self-diagnosis.
What did surprise her, however, was what her doctor said: If she did not stop drinking she might die within a month. Even if she did quit, she might not make it three months.
“You know it’s bad for you, you know it’s not healthy at all whatsoever, but you think, ‘Oh, I have no family history of this,’ ” said the Bloomington resident, who is now 39. “I know people that drink more than I do, and they’re fine. I have years before I have to worry about this.”
Doctors are seeing more patients like Martin, people in their 20s and 30s with symptoms of acute liver disease related to alcohol consumption. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism published a study in January that found that from 1999 to 2017 the number of alcohol-related deaths per year doubled, rising from 35,914 to 72,558. Just under a third of those resulted from liver disease.
Similarly, a study in the British Medical Journal published in 2018 also noted a dramatic increase in deaths in the United States from cirrhosis from 1999 to 2016. In that time period, people ages 25 to 34 saw the highest increase.
“There is an epidemic of alcoholism and alcohol use disorder that I think is hiding behind the opioid crisis,” said Dr. Naga Chalasani, head of hepatology at Indiana University Health. “Alcohol consumption has risen in this country. … Everything is sort of going in the wrong direction. There are more people drinking, and the people who drink are drinking more.”
Many of those who wind up requiring care do not fit the stereotypical image of an alcoholic. They may be highly productive individuals who work and have families until suddenly they find themselves facing an acute health crisis brought on by alcohol-related liver disease, such as acute hepatitis or cirrhosis.
The trend is particularly pronounced in middle-aged women, where studies suggest that high-risk drinking is the highest it has ever been, Chalasani said. A 2019 study by University of Michigan researchers that looked at more than 100 million Americans with private insurance found a 50% increase in the prevalence of alcohol-related cirrhosis in women from 2009 to 2015.
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Alcohol and Me: A Message for Young People
We were asked by Alcoholics Anonymous to help them with their messaging to target young people and their relationship with alcohol. They wanted us to make an accessible animated explainer video that would ask the young person some questions to help them decide whether they might have a problem with their own drinking, and help them take a serious look at what drinking might be doing to them.
Billy Sunday Preaching On Alcohol
Billy Sunday is known as being one of the major promoters of temperance. His preaching was theatrical. He threw objects. Sunday was animated. He was excited. And he was effective. One of his most famous sermons was “Booze, or, Get on the Water Wagon.” That sermon convinced many people to quit drinking. Sunday said ‘ I am the sworn, eternal and uncompromising enemy of the liquor traffic. I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable, dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command.’ Sunday preached that ‘whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.’
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‘Lost Angel’ Wine Markets Themselves To Lost People Going To Hell
Here, in a single store display for alcohol, were multiple attacks on the scriptures and an undisguised attempt to lure the simple into the paths of unrighteousness and the waiting arms of the Devil.
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The perfect wine for a lost world waiting for the Antichrist
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:11
I saw a startling thing in our local Publix supermarket this evening, so startling in fact that it send a chill down my spine. Right there, in the middle aisle next to where they are selling juice boxes for kids, was a huge floor display of brightly-colored bottles of wine. And not just any wine, as the marketing proclaimed, it was a “naughty wine for naughty times.” Lost Angel wine. The in-store advertising invited you to try Lost Angel and “get lost”. Get lost? Where have I read about that in the bible?
As a bible believer, and knowing a little of what the scriptures say, I was more than just a little overwhelmed with emotion. Here, in a single store display for alcohol, were multiple attacks on the scriptures and an undisguised attempt to lure the simple into the paths of unrighteousness and the waiting arms of the Devil. Yes, I can see some of you rolling your eyes right now, and saying “chill out, bro, what’s the big deal?” Well, bear with me and I will show you what the “big deal” is. Your eternal soul is the “big deal”.
LOST ANGEL: Calling the name of your mind-altering product “Lost Angel” is a complete truth-in-advertising moment. Albeit a sinister one! The bible talks in great detail about the “lost angels”. “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Jude 1:5,6
Where do the “lost angels” go? Into everlasting chains in darkness awaiting judgement. Do you know what the bible says about fermented, alcoholic wine? It says this: “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1. That’s right, fermented wine is a MOCKER, and it will DECEIVE you. That’s what the bible says it will do. Is God a liar?
GET LOST: Now this is an easy one. Where do people who are “lost” go? They go to Hell. “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3,4. Think of the demonic irony of a mocking wine brand that invites you to prepare for Hell where all lost people go.
On the Lost Angel website appears this writing:
“If you live more than once, then who the Hell cares?” We have been created as eternal, living souls and we do live more than once. We live forever, saved or lost. Those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their Saviour live for eternity in Heaven with Him. Those who are lost and die in that state will live forever in the flaming, fires of Hell and the Lake of Fire.
Who cares? God cares.
Naughty Wines For Naughty Times: In the King James Bible, the word “naughty” is not some silly, old-fashioned word. It is packed with warning and meaning. “A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.” Proverbs 6:12-15.
The bible says that the “naughty” person is a wicked, evil person who shall be broken. Do you really want to pour yourself a glass of wine that advertises that it was made for “naughty people” to engage in “naughty times”? Maybe if you’re insane, or a devil, you might.
I know that this story is probably too hard-core bible to really be appreciated, and that many carnal Christians who think nothing of ruining their testimony will simply roll their eyes and click away. But before you go, let me tell you one last thing. Like you, for many years, I was a “carnal Christian”, and I drank. Until one Day the Lord got a hold of me and gave me a vision for the Judgment Seat of Christ, where I will stand one day and give account for how I lived my saved, Christian life. When that day happened in my life, a number of years ago, I gave it up. I now spent my days “redeeming the time” by telling lost people about Jesus Christ.
Consider this story a warning, one that we dearly hope you heed. Don’t get lost, get saved.
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