River of Whiskey

by Steve Ray on February 23, 2019

Whiskey.jpgA Baptist minister was completing a passionate sermon on temperance. With great emphasis he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.”

With even greater emphasis he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d dump it into the river.”

He concluded, shaking his fist in the air, “And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I’d take it down right now and pour it into the river.”

Sermon complete, he sat down.

The song leader stood cautiously and announced with a smile, “For our closing song, turn to Hymn #365, “Shall We Gather at the River.”

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Michael February 25, 2019 at 12:06 PM

I WAS civilly “married” to a baptist who said that my family (me included) was going to hell because we would have drinks at get togethers (not getting drunk mind you, just drinking). However, she (and her baptist tradition) had no problem with using birth control.

Bill912 February 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Michael, I’ll bet that they wish that, at Cana, Jesus had turned wine into water, instead of the other way around. But, as Bishop Sheen said in reference to Cana, He came to bring us joy.

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