The Curse Of Alcoholism

Genesis 9:20-27 tells us that Noah was drunk when he discovered his nakedness. This was not some kind of happy accident but rather a result of his father’s curse on him. It is easy to see how this story could be used as an excuse for young people who drink too much or even become alcoholics in the future. However, the Bible makes it clear that alcoholism is not only a genetic disease but also a learned behavior. For example, if you find yourself having trouble managing your alcohol consumption and resisting peer pressure at school parties or bars, it’s likely you’ve been raised by parents or grandparents who have struggled with this issue themselves and learned from them what life looks like as an alcoholic—one party after another where you never stop drinking until it all comes crashing down around you.

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