In 1922 John Erskine Ph.D., LLD, published a short book, more like an extended essay, entitled, Must Christians Choose Between the Bible and Prohibition? In the first paragraph he sets out the thesis: Prohibition is incompatible with Christianity.
He gives it a personalized tone through relaying key points in his conversations with a Presbyterian friend.
Not coincidentally you will find every major point raised in the book has been touched on here at the CAP website: pointing out Jesus’ first miracle (as recorded in the Gospels) of turning water into wine; that Jesus himself was accused of being a drunkard; that wine back then contained alcohol too; and many others.
We are reminded that modern day Prohibitionists insult everyone’s intelligence, as did the Prohibitionists of old by mingling the claims “all use is abuse” and “legalizing drugs makes the state a drug pusher” via the line “he who would permit the opportunity to get drunk must be an advocate of drunkenness.” We can see Prohibitionists blasphemed God back then too, after all, isn’t it God who created plants and humans? And clearly, giving people freewill to decide for themselves is synonymous with “permitting the opportunity.”
Must Christians Choose Between the Bible and Prohibition? is both short and easy to read. Through it we are reminded, again, that Alcohol Prohibition and Drug Prohibition are one and the same, and that the Holier-Than-Thou-Congregation, the False Prophets of Prohibition, and The Deceived continue to wreak damage under the tutelage of the Thug Addicts, the High Priests of Assigning Permanent Shame, the Men (and Women) of Lawlessness, and the In-the-Closet Hypocrites.
So, Must Christians Choose Between the Bible and Prohibition?, yes. In fact it is really a choice between following the loving example of Jesus or following the destructive will of the Devil.
Below are links to the ePub version for portable electronic devices and a PDF version as well.