Articles

The Alcoholic (72-56)

Whereas, it is an established fact that over 50% of all traffic fatalities involve drinking drivers, and,

Whereas  many states are now enacting legislation and programs to remove the drinking driver from our highways in an attempt to reduce the carnage and suffering resulting from such behavior, and,

Whereas   alcoholism is still America’s number 1 drug problem taking its toll in broken homes, squandered fortunes, and lost man hours,

Be it therefore Resolved, that the members of our churches be urged to give support, through letters and by personal contact, to our legislators and community leaders who are working to alleviate this situation, and,

Be it Further Resolved, that our churches be urged to become involved in the prevention of alcoholism, and in the rehabilitation of the alcoholic in the spirit of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who came not to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Alcohol and Driving (78-49)

Whereas the President’s Crime Commission reveals that intoxicated drivers kill twice as many people as are slain by all murders, and

Whereas, in the United States, drivers under the influence of alcohol and drunken drivers kill over 25,000 persons each year and injure 266,000 others, and

Whereas some European countries have enforced serious sanctions against driving while intoxicated and these have resulted in sharp drops in motor vehicle fatalities,

Be it Resolved that the Advent Christian General Conference go on record as urging   Advent Christians to recommend to our local, state, and federal governments that stronger measures be taken against the drivers under the influence of alcohol and drunken drivers.