The audio for this video clip features part of a “Battle of the Bottle” sermon by the late pastor, Dr. Adrian Rogers. You can view the original full sermon on You Tube.

Below is the powerful transcript of the dangers of alcohol:

Alcohol promises much, but it gives little

We drank for happiness and became unhappy. We drank for joy and became miserable.

We drank for sociability and became argumentative.

We drank for sophistication and became obnoxious.

We drank for friendship and made enemies.

We drank for sleep and awakened without rest

We drank for strength had, were made weak.

We drank medicinally and developed health problems.

We drank for relaxation and got the shapes we drank for bravery and became afraid.

We drank for confidence and became doubtful.

We drank to make our conversation easier and then slurred our speech.

We drank to feel heavenly and ended up feeling hellish.

We drank to forget, and we’re forever haunted.

We drank for freedom and became slaves.

We drank to erase problems and saw them multiplied.

We drank to cope with life and invited death.

Alcohol is a mocker. It is a deceiver.

It does not live up to its promises.