LIFE ISSUES: Alcoholism (Part 6)

Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby!

Today, we’re talking about alcoholism.

It’s common knowledge that drugs can be addictive. But alcohol can be addictive as well, despite the widespread view that drinking is relatively harmless.

According to The Journal of Neuroscience, alcohol stimulates production of dopamine in the brain, causing the drinker to crave intoxicating beverages. And the more a person craves alcohol, the more he drinks. This creates a vicious cycle that often leads to excess drinking and eventual dependency – another name for alcoholism.

Ephesians 5:18 tells us, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.”

In other words, believers should avoid the dependency that comes from filling themselves with alcohol and, instead, fill their lives with the things of God. We were made to love and serve Him, and we should not let ourselves be brought under the control of anything else.

But how does alcohol figure into poverty? 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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