Several medical studies in recent years have been given widespread publicity because they seemed to substantiate the idea that moderate consumption of alcohol reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
However, an article in the October, 1994, issue of Health After 50
(a publication of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore)
says that no one should take up drinking as a result of these studies.
The article makes several good points:
This article was written by doctors, not preachers, but the Bible has
said all along, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; and whoever
is led astray by it is not wise (Proverbs 20:1). It also says, "Do not
look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down
smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder
(Proverbs 23:30,31).--Jim Mullican via Central Haywood Church of Christ
bulletin, Clyde, NC
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