LIFE ISSUES: Alcoholism (Part 4)

Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby!

Today, we’re talking about alcoholism.

Like commercial advertisements, movies tend to glamorize alcohol consumption, despite drinking’s dangerous consequences.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 96% of films surveyed contained positive references to drinking. In fact, even G-rated films contained many depictions of bar scenes, with nearly 70% of alcohol portrayals coming from the “good” characters (or at least neutral ones) instead of the bad characters. 

With that in mind, it’s no coincidence that the University of Michigan’s National Survey Results on Drug Use found that 72% of teens try alcohol by age 18.

Positive movie portrayals of alcohol encourage teen drinking, and parents should be aware of the negative consequences such portrayals can bring.   

As Colossians 2:8 reminds us, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

But how does alcohol compare to drugs? We’ll discuss that another time.

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Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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