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Liquid Poison
Poetry by Lance Landall

No one who calls them self a Christian, via their words or their actions can afford
To sanction the drinking of alcohol, for such is abhorrent to the Lord.
 And therefore, any Christian that's found endorsing such perversion of the vine,
With very evil powers of darkness has foolishly let them self combine.

You see, it's only since the Fall of Adam, that such fermentation has been,
Thus, it's simply the handiwork of a devil, shrewdly tailor-made to glean.
And it has been most successful in its purpose, for many lives it has claimed,
Or where it hasn't claimed lives — it has badly maimed, caused chaos, or simply shamed.

Oh yes, such is poison in a bottle, that’s main target is the human brain, 
For such is where one's godly sense of right and wrong, it can very quickly drain.
And just one glass affects one's judgment, (which worthy documented research shows),
For once it has made its silent entry, it's straight off to the brain that it goes.

To so foolishly impair our judgment is to go contrary to God's will,
And therefore, it's very clear that only total abstinence can fit the bill.
But alcoholic drinks also destroy brain cells, (that will never be replaced),
And there is so much more damage, that to this injurious liquid can be traced.

And hence why the Holy Bible strongly warns us never to be led astray,
As well as warning, not to put a stumbling block in another person's way.
And yet, this is exactly what happens when someone consumes this nasty brew,
Or chooses to endorse its substance, thinking that such is the right thing to do.

That which is unfermented, and that which is fermented, here, some have confused,
For the Holy Bible — when speaking of the grape — the word “wine” for both has used.
Hence why a thorough investigation should leave anyone without a doubt
That partaking of fermented “wine,” the Scriptures have very clearly ruled out.

And hence why it would be such a terrible insult to use fermented “wine”
To symbolize the pure blood of Jesus, (that is, during our Communion time).
And hence why where this time is spoken of, only “fruit of the vine” has been used;
Yes, to call it “wine” as usual here, they have very clearly such refused.

Some say that when Christ attended the Cana wedding, He made fermented “wine”,
But such an unwise miracle, our Saviour's sinless nature would undermine,
For to increase intoxication that would befuddle more folk by the hour
Would only shame our sinless Saviour, and such would be a misuse of His power.

Yes, some people say that Christ did drink alcohol, but that simply is not true,
As Jesus all throughout His time here on Earth, only the right thing chose to do.
But some people — using the Scriptures in their defence — that they've got very wrong,
Attribute certain things to Jesus, that to Him, definitely don't belong.

As our Lord hung upon Calvary, they offered Him a little wine to drink,
But from its injurious fermentation, Our Saviour was very quick to shrink.
Yes, even when He was so close to death — alcohol — Jesus would still not take,
And there is no stronger statement that Christ himself — who's our example — could make.

No, our righteous Saviour would not condone whatever would harm the human mind,
So as hard as any Christian may look, our Lord's approval they will not find.
Plus, the Bible says that we're called His Holy temple, and with a price were bought,
And that therefore, we shouldn't harm this temple, (which via Scripture, we have been taught).

Certain things that our Saviour sometimes allowed, His approval did not always meet;
And this fact is something that we should remember, and not past mistakes repeat.
So, where clarity is lacking, we should always tread with the greatest of care,
Lest it be that we be found imparting lies that Satan wants people to hear.
No, our Saviour would hardly imperil His own judgment via such a substance.

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