Drunkenness, Gambling, Smoking as Destroyers of Destiny among the Youth and the Way Out.
Being the text of a paper presented by Dr. Abraham Usman at Doko Diocesan youth at chrismas 2013 .
Youthful years are critical foundation for our future and the devil knows that if that foundation is destroyed, there is little or nothing that even the righteous can do (Ps 11:3). Hence, the destinies of many youth are being targeted for destruction through drunkenness, gambling and smoking. Today, some of those who drink claim that it is not the use of wine that is condemned, but rather the misuse of it and they try to support their claims with passages like Eph. 5:18 where Paul says, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is EXCESS.” In I Tim. 3:8, he says of the deacon, “not given to MUCH wine.” In I Tim. 5:23, Paul tells Timothy to “use a LITTLE wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” And in Tit. 2:3, the aged women are not to be “given too MUCH wine.” They viewed drunkenness that Paul refers to as only the lifestyle of alcoholism where a person is constantly drunk to the point of trusting in liquor to make him feel better or solve their woes, rather than rely upon God. Some ask about the kind of wine that Jesus drank that our Lord’s enemies called Him a winebibber in Mt. 11:19, and in Luke 7:34. Others also ask, “What about Jesus turning water to wine? Did Jesus make or use intoxicating wine?”Read more: Drunkenness, Gambling, Smoking as Destroyers of Destiny among the Youth and the Way Out.
YOUTHS AND CREATIVITY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: AN INTRODUCTORY REMARK
By Benjamin Orji-Mba
It is important to note that every society has a story of how it evolved through trying times, emerging to be where it is today. The history of every African community or people is the story of migrations, most times punctuated by severe famine, wars, threat of extinction, etc., all of which lead to the final arrival at the place and point where that community finds itself.Read more: YOUTHS AND CREATIVITY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SORCERY AND OCULTISM AMONG THE YOUTHS AND THE WAY OUT
Being the text of a paper presented by Dr. Elisha jiya at Doko diocesan youth at chrismas 2013.
The Bible is very clear on this point: witchcraft, sorcery and the like are outlawed. There is a very simple reason for this, namely, that if one is not seeking the supernatural through God's means, then the only alternative is that one is seeking the supernatural through means which are anti-God (and so pro-Satan). All activities related to witchcraft are therefore extremely dangerous, and no believer in Jesus Christ should have anything to do with them - put as much distance as you can between yourself and these things and do so as quickly as possible!Read more: SORCERY AND OCULTISM AMONG THE YOUTHS AND THE WAY OUT