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      choice beverages, he found a note in his daughter's handwriting, "Dad, we're taking along some of your good liquor - I know you won't mind."

      The title of the article was "Dad's Good Liquor"!

    William S. Sharpe wrote the following poem entitled:

    The Twenty "D's" of Strong Drink

    Demands its toll,
    Defects the body mechanism,
    Decreases chances of success,
    Diminishes income,
    Deadens noble instincts,
    Drowns responsibility,
    Desires nothing good,
    Delights in evil,
    Despises good company,
    Deceives its patrons,
    Diseases the body,
    Drives away self-respect,
    Darkens the outlook,
    Destroys its user,
    Draws misery and woe,
    Defies good judgment,
    Destroys the body,
    Denounces God's law,
    Damns the soul,
    "Whosoever is Deceived thereby
    is not wise" (Prov. 20:1).

    The following tragic story was written by a young woman to Ann Landers, and published in her newspaper column:

      Six years ago, on New Year's Eve, John and I went to a party at the home of friends. We were in the mood to celebrate. After five years of scrimping and saving, we had bought a modest house and repaid in full our college loans. John had one more

Viewing the widespread problems connected with alcohol misuse in our society, how can the following verse apply?

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumb1eth, or is offended, or is made weak.

- Romans 14:21


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