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Drinking at College

Drink Booze and Lose!

One thing that has helped to promote campus immorality is the unrestrained use of drugs and alcohol. The man who alcoholmay be shy about making advances toward a girl suddenly becomes aggressive when he has had a few drinks. The girls lose their inhibitions and drown the voices of their consciences with cocktails. A favorite trick of homosexuals is to get young men drunk and seduce them. Marijuana and other drugs will also produce the same results. The Bible says: "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, puttest thy bottle to him, and maketh him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness" (Habakkuk 2:15).

On campus drinking beer is almost as common as drinking water. It has become a way of life to both girls and boys as thousands flock to Friday and Saturday night parties to get "wasted." I have arrived on campus at the University of Cincinnati and found students drinking beer outside the union building on Monday morning. Many campuses have bars in the student union.

When we warn against the sin of drunkenness the students immediately try to make Jesus bartender. As far as they areDrinking on Campus concerned the only miracle the Lord ever performed was to turn the water into wine. That is their excuse to flood their bodies with poison, make complete fools of themselves and even risk lives so they can "feel good." Few have ever considered WHY Jesus turned the water into wine. 

"This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him" (John 2:11). Jesus performed this miracle to prove his Deity to the disciples. If the students really believed Jesus turned water to wine they would trust in him as the Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior of the world. They would come to him for the Living Water and never thirst again. "They would not be drunk on wine wherein in excess; but be filled with the spirit" (Ephesians 5:18).

Do you mean I'm going to hell for drinking a glass of wine with a meal or having a cold beer on a hot day?" they always ask.

If I press them they will usually admit they do not stop with one. That is why the Bible warns, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1). "Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder" (Proverbs 23:31-32).

Most students would be far better if they had never seen a drop of alcohol. What has become a way of life will soon become a way of death and their good times will produce a miserable eternity. The same is true for the drug users.

Below are some statistics on college drinking provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:

Each year, drinking affects college students, as well as college communities, and families. The consequences of drinking include:

Death: 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.

Assault: More than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

Sexual Abuse: More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.

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Academic Problems: About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.

Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use.

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/college-drinking

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