Origins of Prohibition
Prohibition & the Church
During the early 1900s as a general sense of need for prohibitionion arose, many Christians denominations, particularly the Protestants Churches like the Presbyterians, Baptist and Seventh day Adventist advocated for legislative curbing of the alcohol menace by means of Liquor Prohibition act. They felt that having an effective legislation against drinking Liquor would maintain stability, family peace & togetherness within family and local community. Also, below are some of the Biblical reasons for Prohibition:
- The Bible warns that alcohol can hinder moral discretion. Proverbs 31:4-5 warns kings and rulers that they might "forget what is decreed, and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
- Christians should make a public statement against drunkenness because of the negative consequences it can have on individuals, families, and society as a whole.
It is the duty of the Church to promote abstinence against drinking liquor, taking tobacco products which could effect moral life of it's church members.
Prohibition and YMA