In my hometown, a city-resident-only vote (but one that will affect the entire county) approved a measure for retail package stores to sell liquor.
The vote tally was: 406 votes to 401
Only 401 voters said no!
The town that I live in is covered with churches. Churches that have a lot more than 401 people attending their services! Now I don’t agree with every doctrine that these churches teach, but I would hope (and maybe this is asking too much) that these churches would be made up of people who have enough common sense to understand the dangers and evils of liquor. But then again there is the phrase “beer-goggles” that applies to more than just beer.
Now grant it, every person who attends a church within the city limits does not live in the city limits but I’d say it’s safe to say that more than 401 do.
My conclusion? Just more concrete for what I already knew – the average “Christian” is ambivalent toward such issues because they are ambivalent toward sin, toward hell, toward the judgment and toward salvation. And ambivalence leaves nothing but the taste of alcohol where the taste of puke should be!
“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:14-16)