Shelby G. Floyd
True morality originated from God, neither man nor government. The most pure standard of morality has been derived from Moses and Christ. Morality is the proper relationship between God and man and his fellow human beings. Continue reading “MORALITY AND AMERICA”
Shelby G. Floyd
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Whiskey has many defenders, but no defense.” President Lincoln was a great opponent of strong drink. It is still true that whiskey and strong drink has many defenders, but there are no plausible arguments that can be made in its behalf. Strong drink is one of the greatest curses that have ever beset our country. There are several million alcoholics. There are an equal number of persons who are classed as problem drinkers. The drinking of strong drink and drunkenness cause thousands of deaths annually on our national highways. Many times this number of persons is injured for life, resulting from accidents caused by drinking drivers.
The Bible Speaks on Strong Drink
The Bible has much to say about strong drink, and the evils that are associated with it. Solomon is noted for his wisdom and the books that are writ¬ten by him are inspired. In the book of Proverbs we have some of the greatest principles on ethics and morality that can be found. Solomon said, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise (Proverbs 20: 1). Wine is a mocker in that the person who drinks wine mocks things that are decent and wholesome. Those who drink wine and strong drink are deceived, and they are not wise. In the New Testament Paul said, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6: 7). Continue reading “No Defense for Strong Drink”