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SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
SUN 8-16-15 Prayer: Standing in the Gap—6:00
Sunday School all ages—10:00 am
Preaching—“God Is Still In It!”—11:00 am
Special Music Practice—5:00 pm
Testimonies: Blessings/Praise—6:00 pm
Evening Preaching—“Refrain Your Tongue!”—6:30 pm

THIS WEEK
TUE 8-18-15 Bible Study at Joe McBurney’s house—6:30 pm
WED 8-19-15 Men’s Bible Study—9:30 am
Prayer Meeting & “Guard Your Heart!”—7:00 pm
THU 8-20-15 Soulwarning—6:30 pm
FRI 8-21-15 Peaks Care Services—9:30 pm

SUNDAY MORNING’S SCRIPTURE
Mark 1:1-9
(1) The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
(2) As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
(3) The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
(4) John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
(5) And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
(6) And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
(7) And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
(8) I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
(9) And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

SUNDAY EVENING’S SCRIPTURE
1 Peter 3:10
(10) For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

WEDNESDAY EVENING’S SCRIPTURE
Proverbs 4:23
(23) Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

MEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY SCRIPTURE PASSAGE
2 Corinthians 13:5
(5) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

We Need Prohibition
Earl F. Dodge – This article first appeared as a guest editorial in USA TODAY in 1985.
The Prohibition Amendment was not enforced by the Republicans or Democrats. Incredibly, supervision of this new law was entrusted to Andrew Mellon, a major distillery stockholder. Enforcement agents were deliberately underpaid to make them susceptible to bribery. In spite of this deliberate policy of non-enforcement, Prohibition: • Reduced the fatality rate from cirrhosis of the liver by more than 50 percent.
• Reduced the consumption of absolute alcohol by almost 70 percent.
• Closed down most alcoholic clinics and hospital wards for lack of business.
• Greatly reduced the crime rate and prison population.
• Increased bank deposits from $15.8 million in 1920 to $28.9 billion in 1924.
• Increased assets of savings and loans from 2.03 billion 1920 to 7.08 billion in 1929. Thomas Alva Edison, the great inventor, said in 1930, “I feel that Prohibition is the
greatest experiment yet made to benefit man.”
President Charles W. Elliot of Harvard University vigorously opposed the adoption of Prohibition, but in 1922 he said: “Evidence has accumulated on every hand that Prohibition has promoted public health, public happiness and industrial efficiency. Prohibition is actually sapping the terrible forces of disease, poverty, crime, and vice.” Today, most people of the U.S.A. believe in prohibition. They favor prohibition of heroine, LSD, cocaine, marijuana, and other illegal, antisocial drugs which claim, at most, a few thousand lives yearly.
Because of the powerful liquor traffic and its allies in the news media, most do not support the Prohibition of beverage alcohol, simply because they do not know how well Prohibition worked from 1920 to 1933 in spite of poor enforcement.
Millions living today under local - option Prohibition testify that their communities have less crime, drunkenness and other alcohol-related social problems than do “wet communities.”
Efforts to deal with the results of the consumption of beverage alcohol such as a crackdown on drinking drivers and rehabilitation programs are needed. But none of these deal with the CAUSE of the problems. If we ban drugs that claim relatively few lives, how much more needful is it to prohibit beverage alcohol which kills hundreds of thousands yearly?
Abraham Lincoln said, “Alcohol has many defenders but no defense.” If you share Lincoln’s viewpoint, join us in working for a sober U.S.A. (and Canada.) I reprinted this article to continue to sound the alarm against this evil poison. Many Scriptures could be sighted against this wickedness, but sufficient are the following: Isa. 5:11, “Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!” Isa. 5:22-23, “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!” Hab. 2:15 “Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also.”


 
 
 
 
 
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