This Scripture leaflet is specially brought out for those who minister among people with problems. There are people who cannot say ‘no to liquor.’ This leaflet is an excellent guide for them. It speaks on the ill effects of the habit; it contains both the medical and physical aspects as well. The leaflet begins with two questions:
‘Do you find it difficult to say ‘No’ to liquor?’
‘Has consuming liquor become a habit that you cannot quit?’
In addition, there are three specific section headings related to liquor like ‘liquor and health,’ ‘alcoholism’ and ‘quitting liquor.’
The first section heading ‘liquor and health’ speaks on how harmful alcohol is to health based on medical science.
The second section heading ‘alcoholism’ speaks on three stages in the life of a person who becomes an alcoholic and deals with the symptoms related to that particular stage.
The third section heading ‘quitting liquor’ is more an advice and the remedy to get rid of alcoholism.
Notwithstanding, there are Scripture passages from the Holy Bible which talk about drinking and how to abstain from it.
The section heading ‘true freedom’ tells that a person can ask Lord Jesus to help in quitting liquor and live a life with purpose and meaning by claiming the promises from the Holy Bible.
In conclusion, there is a real life experience of Ravi, an army officer, who overcame his drinking problem. In his own words, he says that he took his father’s footsteps; joined his profession and became an officer. He took to partying, drinking and smoking. He felt his wife Anita was not a person fun to be with. He ignored his wife, and she was being asked to step out of marriage. He used to smoke forty cigarettes a day and could never be without a bottle of ‘Old Monk.’
He also goes on to say that because of his wife’s deep faith in God, things changed gradually. He realized there is a God who loves him. His wife forgave him. There was a growing awareness of God in his life and it changed his lifestyle. He just did not feel like having his usual cigarettes and drinks. He also makes an important statement which no person can deny: “...I realize that indeed God can change any person.”