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  A Curse to Families and Nations
Association with civilized nations has brought a curse to many parts of the world.Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness! Habakkuk 2:15

The curse from alcohol is striking the very heart of the home. More and more, women are forming the liquor habit. In many a household, little children, even in the innocence of and helplessness of babyhood, are in daily peril through the neglect, the abuse, the vileness of drunken mothers. Sons and daughters are growing up under the shadow of this terrible evil. What outlook for their future but that they will sink even lower than their parents?

From so-called Christian lands the curse that comes with the Alcohol trade is carried into regions of idolatry. The poor, ignorant people are taught the use of liquor. Even among the heathen, men of intelligence recognize and protest against it as a deadly poison; but in vain have they sought to protect their lands from its ravages. By civilized peoples, tobacco, liquor, opium and other drugs are forced upon the heathen nations. The ungoverned passions of these people, stimulated by drink, drag them down to degradation before unknown, and it becomes an almost hopeless undertaking to send missionaries to these lands.

Through their contact with people who should have given them a knowledge of God, the heathen are led into vices which are proving the destruction of whole tribes and races. And in the dark places of the earth the men of civilized nations are hated because of this.

(From Ministry of Healing, 1905 pages 339-340)