Parties Gone Wild!

Samson threw a party for thirty young men during his wedding. It ended in a disaster and broke his marriage too (Judg 14:10-20). "You have spent enough time in the past...living in lewdness, lust, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties and detestable idolatry. ..The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear-minded, and self-controlled and be watchful in prayer" (1 Peter 4:3-7). The Roman and Greek cultures were known for wild parties. These pagan festivals often resulted in sexual orgies. But God delivered many from such practices. So the Apostle warns them about slipping into them again.

Two girls used to come to me for prayer and counseling. They worked in a small company for a paltry sum. The company held a party and these girls were invited. After going there they were shocked to see what was happening. They realized it was a wild party and excused themselves and came back. That was forty years ago. How much worse it would be today! Wild parties are becoming more and more common, not only in cities, but also in rural areas. Young people are drawn into it. Many youngsters think it is just fun. They do not realize the dangers that await them there. At fi rst it is excitement; then it escalates to heights that take them to such levels that they do not know what they are doing. They totally lose control of themselves. They fall under the power of the prevailing atmosphere there. It was in one such moment in his birthday party that Herod made a rash promise, that came back to haunt him (Mt 14: 6,7).

Drinks are usually served in such parties. Youth believe they can stop when they want to, but put too much confi dence in their self-control. Just one more and just one more till you are out of control. These drinks may be laced with drugs that can knock you off and you are too excited to resist anything. Girls get raped. Some who have become pregnant do not even know how it happened.

Beware my children! The Bible calls orgies as an act of sinful nature (Gal 5:19-21). Orgies means unrestrained indulgence, especially sexual excesses. Youth often get angry with parents who do not allow them to take part in late night parties, for good reasons. With all good decisions you may go, but you must never risk a place where your decisions will crumble down to nothing. When you are back to your senses, you will feel sorry for whatever happened.

The Bible has given us sufficient warning to avoid such excesses. Now it is pervading every culture. The warning in Galatians 5:19-21 ends like this, "Those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God." Once you experience a wild party, you may be tempted to go, again and again. So avoid the fi rst taste itself.

Can you imagine a godly person like Aaron throwing "a feast to the Lord" and allowing people to go naked and unrestrained? So the people rose in the morning, off ered burnt off erings and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play (Ex 32:5,6,25). Do you see godliness and paganism running into each other here? Even Christmas parties can go wild. Beware! Anybody can err in any situation. So in these days of moral decay keep yourself off any suspicious invitation. Listen to your parents though it may break your heart.

Having parties is not totally wrong. Have it in a home in the presence of responsible parents or guardians so that the risk of going overboard will be restricted. They need not join your party but their very presence in the house will be a deterrent to excess. Strictly keep drugs and intoxicating drinks out. Laugh, joke, play, drink Pepsi and have fun but let everything be done decently and in order. The prodigal’s father had a party in honor of his son. Parents want you to be happy with your friends but they are also careful for your safety. Do not go beyond eleven so that all can be back at home before midnight.

Some of the mistakes you do in life are reversible but some are not. Be careful lest you regret forever.

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      Aug 27, 2018
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      Dec 27, 2020
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  •   A Teenagers Story
      Oct 04, 2017
    In the Bible we read about many teenagers. One such is David. When we are introduced to him, he is probably fifteen or sixteen, trying his more...
  •   Why Not Wait ?
      Oct 21, 2016
    It was a whirlwind romance - all moon-beams and star dust; until one day in a moment of madness, they succumbed to each other?s charms. That was the last cruise of their love boat. The world seemed to crash around her when she fo more...
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 Family

  •   Creepers Without Support
      Sep 30, 2016
    Creepers Without Support The Bible mentions ?pure religion? only once. ?Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unspotted from the world? (Js 1:2 more...
  •   Mothers,Be Mothers!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Mothers,Be Mothers! In the first chapter of Proverbs we meet the dynamic personality called mother. She is presented not as a wobbly- footed weakling but as one who passes the law. Even inside the home she does not appear as a second class citizen, ra more...
  •   The Mother-in-laws Son!
      Sep 17, 2016
    Many a wife would introduce her mate as her mother-in-law?s son, rather than as her husband. Nearly 80% of Indian husbands continue to be (their mother?s) sons. According to a recent statistics, not less than 10% of suicides in India are due to the proble more...
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 Ministry

  •   I am a Missionary!
      Aug 14, 2018
    1. I am a missionary and so I work for God and not for an organisation. Though I am under the discipline of an organisation, whatever I do, I do with the fear of God. God is my Master and so I subject myself to the leaders. I quell any rebellious spirit t more...
  •   Sewer turned Sower!
      Mar 13, 2017
    To understand John chapter 4, we must first understand about the Samaritans. Samaria was between Judea and Galilee so much so any Jew travelling from Galilee to Judea or Judea to Galilee needed to go through it. Many Jews, because of the aversion they ha more...
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      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Dec 1988 Dear Aunty, It?s been 2 months since we were in touch. I?m saturated with ?news? to give you and nearly bursting with curiosity to hear what?s been happening at your end. The last letter you wrote to me was an eye-opener. To more...
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      Jun 25, 2015
    On the day she arrived, she was at my doorstep! ?Hi aunty? ?Oh Mala, how are you?? She shook my hand so long and hard that it ached, and planted a kiss on my cheek - so unusual of her. ?Why didn?t you write aunty?? ?Oh, I knew you?d be coming soon. So more...
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      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Jan 1989 Dear Aunty, Christmas holidays were great fun. It was lovely getting in touch with friends and relatives. On New Year?s Day I gleaned thro? my diary- There was so much to thank God for! My friend Esther is in Rajasthan. She wrote asking for g more...
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  •   Introduction
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    Story Behind The Stories more...
  •   001. Is GOD For Real
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    There were two scientists. One was a believer in the true God and another was an aetheist more...
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    A circus was running in town, and crowds elbowed each other to buy tickets. One day an unusual incident happened more...
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  •   001 The Modern Prodigal
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  •   002 Lower One Foot, Lord!
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 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 3

  •   094 Ant and Worm
      Jun 01, 2016
    An ant was majestically walking along a forest. She saw a worm crawling. The ant told the worm: ?Look at me. I am so brisk and smart. You should be faster and dress up beautifully. You look ugly.? Despising the worm the ant moved along. more...
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  •   051. Blessed Accident
      Feb 21, 2018
    A sailor wanted to go round the world in a boat and set up a record. Sadly, a storm lashed his boat and it broke to pieces. The sailor swam and reached a small uninhabited island. He ate wild fruits and roots and survived. He made a more...
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      Feb 21, 2018
    A small zero collided with a big zero. ?Don?t you have any sense? Don?t you know I am much bigger than you?? asked the big zero; ?You must be ashamed of yourself.? more...
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Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
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Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
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  www.bymonline.org

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      Sep 24, 2021
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      Sep 23, 2021
    Stop playing God! more...
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 Daily Devotional for Women (English)
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      Sep 24, 2019
    The secret of your successful ministry is your secret time with God more...
  •   266. September 23 Stop playing God!
      Sep 23, 2019
    Stop playing God! more...
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      Aug 09, 2021
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      May 30, 2021
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  •   Golden Girl
      Aug 27, 2018
    As India basks in the glory of the golden girls who kissed their gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games, let us meditate upon the Golden Girl who glitters in the Scriptures. The Psalmist profiles her in his 45th Psalm: ?At Your right hand is the royal bride more...
  •   Sister Sodom
      Jan 16, 2017
    Sodom is always associated with wicked ''men''. But here God calls her as 'Sister Sodom!' more...
  •   Women,Leaven and Heaven!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Women,Leaven and Heaven! 'The Kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened ' ,said Jesus (Mt 13:33). more...
  • Click here for more 

 Youth

  •   Parties Gone Wild!
      Dec 27, 2020
    Parties Gone Wild! more...
  •   A Teenagers Story
      Oct 04, 2017
    In the Bible we read about many teenagers. One such is David. When we are introduced to him, he is probably fifteen or sixteen, trying his more...
  •   Why Not Wait ?
      Oct 21, 2016
    It was a whirlwind romance - all moon-beams and star dust; until one day in a moment of madness, they succumbed to each other?s charms. That was the last cruise of their love boat. The world seemed to crash around her when she fo more...
  • Click here for more 

 Family

  •   Creepers Without Support
      Sep 30, 2016
    Creepers Without Support The Bible mentions ?pure religion? only once. ?Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unspotted from the world? (Js 1:2 more...
  •   Mothers,Be Mothers!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Mothers,Be Mothers! In the first chapter of Proverbs we meet the dynamic personality called mother. She is presented not as a wobbly- footed weakling but as one who passes the law. Even inside the home she does not appear as a second class citizen, ra more...
  •   The Mother-in-laws Son!
      Sep 17, 2016
    Many a wife would introduce her mate as her mother-in-law?s son, rather than as her husband. Nearly 80% of Indian husbands continue to be (their mother?s) sons. According to a recent statistics, not less than 10% of suicides in India are due to the proble more...
  • Click here for more 

 Ministry

  •   I am a Missionary!
      Aug 14, 2018
    1. I am a missionary and so I work for God and not for an organisation. Though I am under the discipline of an organisation, whatever I do, I do with the fear of God. God is my Master and so I subject myself to the leaders. I quell any rebellious spirit t more...
  •   Sewer turned Sower!
      Mar 13, 2017
    To understand John chapter 4, we must first understand about the Samaritans. Samaria was between Judea and Galilee so much so any Jew travelling from Galilee to Judea or Judea to Galilee needed to go through it. Many Jews, because of the aversion they ha more...
  •   Afraid of Iron Chariots?
      Jun 29, 2016
    Afraid of Iron Chariots? more...
  • Click here for more 

 Sweet Sixteen

  •   019 - Mala the Great!
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Dec 1988 Dear Aunty, It?s been 2 months since we were in touch. I?m saturated with ?news? to give you and nearly bursting with curiosity to hear what?s been happening at your end. The last letter you wrote to me was an eye-opener. To more...
  •   020 - The Rainbow
      Jun 25, 2015
    On the day she arrived, she was at my doorstep! ?Hi aunty? ?Oh Mala, how are you?? She shook my hand so long and hard that it ached, and planted a kiss on my cheek - so unusual of her. ?Why didn?t you write aunty?? ?Oh, I knew you?d be coming soon. So more...
  •   021 - What to Do?
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Jan 1989 Dear Aunty, Christmas holidays were great fun. It was lovely getting in touch with friends and relatives. On New Year?s Day I gleaned thro? my diary- There was so much to thank God for! My friend Esther is in Rajasthan. She wrote asking for g more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories For Little Hearts

  •   Introduction
      Jun 06, 2013
    Story Behind The Stories more...
  •   001. Is GOD For Real
      Jun 05, 2013
    There were two scientists. One was a believer in the true God and another was an aetheist more...
  •   002.The Language of Love!
      Jun 05, 2013
    A circus was running in town, and crowds elbowed each other to buy tickets. One day an unusual incident happened more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 2

  •   001 The Modern Prodigal
      Jul 11, 2013
    The Modern Prodigal more...
  •   002 Lower One Foot, Lord!
      Jul 11, 2013
    Lower One Foot, Lord! more...
  •   003 Beautiful Cheques
      Jul 11, 2013
    Beautiful Cheques more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 3

  •   094 Ant and Worm
      Jun 01, 2016
    An ant was majestically walking along a forest. She saw a worm crawling. The ant told the worm: ?Look at me. I am so brisk and smart. You should be faster and dress up beautifully. You look ugly.? Despising the worm the ant moved along. more...
  •   095 Diligence Pays
      Jun 01, 2016
    Ragu was very jealous of the humble minister, Ra more...
  •   096 Poor Minister
      Jun 01, 2016
    A poor minister of God used to go to a rich businessman asking for contribution for the work he was doing in villages. The rich man would give excuses and ask hi more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 4

  •   051. Blessed Accident
      Feb 21, 2018
    A sailor wanted to go round the world in a boat and set up a record. Sadly, a storm lashed his boat and it broke to pieces. The sailor swam and reached a small uninhabited island. He ate wild fruits and roots and survived. He made a more...
  •   052. Offense
      Feb 21, 2018
    An elaborate feast was arranged for all the palace staff on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth?s birthday. It was a grand affair. The table was loaded with a variety of dishes. Everybody enjoyed the feast and sat down for dessert. In the meanwhile the table more...
  •   053. Great and Small
      Feb 21, 2018
    A small zero collided with a big zero. ?Don?t you have any sense? Don?t you know I am much bigger than you?? asked the big zero; ?You must be ashamed of yourself.? more...
  • Click here for more 

Parties Gone Wild!

Samson threw a party for thirty young men during his wedding. It ended in a disaster and broke his marriage too (Judg 14:10-20). "You have spent enough time in the past...living in lewdness, lust, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties and detestable idolatry. ..The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear-minded, and self-controlled and be watchful in prayer" (1 Peter 4:3-7). The Roman and Greek cultures were known for wild parties. These pagan festivals often resulted in sexual orgies. But God delivered many from such practices. So the Apostle warns them about slipping into them again.

Two girls used to come to me for prayer and counseling. They worked in a small company for a paltry sum. The company held a party and these girls were invited. After going there they were shocked to see what was happening. They realized it was a wild party and excused themselves and came back. That was forty years ago. How much worse it would be today! Wild parties are becoming more and more common, not only in cities, but also in rural areas. Young people are drawn into it. Many youngsters think it is just fun. They do not realize the dangers that await them there. At fi rst it is excitement; then it escalates to heights that take them to such levels that they do not know what they are doing. They totally lose control of themselves. They fall under the power of the prevailing atmosphere there. It was in one such moment in his birthday party that Herod made a rash promise, that came back to haunt him (Mt 14: 6,7).

Drinks are usually served in such parties. Youth believe they can stop when they want to, but put too much confi dence in their self-control. Just one more and just one more till you are out of control. These drinks may be laced with drugs that can knock you off and you are too excited to resist anything. Girls get raped. Some who have become pregnant do not even know how it happened.

Beware my children! The Bible calls orgies as an act of sinful nature (Gal 5:19-21). Orgies means unrestrained indulgence, especially sexual excesses. Youth often get angry with parents who do not allow them to take part in late night parties, for good reasons. With all good decisions you may go, but you must never risk a place where your decisions will crumble down to nothing. When you are back to your senses, you will feel sorry for whatever happened.

The Bible has given us sufficient warning to avoid such excesses. Now it is pervading every culture. The warning in Galatians 5:19-21 ends like this, "Those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God." Once you experience a wild party, you may be tempted to go, again and again. So avoid the fi rst taste itself.

Can you imagine a godly person like Aaron throwing "a feast to the Lord" and allowing people to go naked and unrestrained? So the people rose in the morning, off ered burnt off erings and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play (Ex 32:5,6,25). Do you see godliness and paganism running into each other here? Even Christmas parties can go wild. Beware! Anybody can err in any situation. So in these days of moral decay keep yourself off any suspicious invitation. Listen to your parents though it may break your heart.

Having parties is not totally wrong. Have it in a home in the presence of responsible parents or guardians so that the risk of going overboard will be restricted. They need not join your party but their very presence in the house will be a deterrent to excess. Strictly keep drugs and intoxicating drinks out. Laugh, joke, play, drink Pepsi and have fun but let everything be done decently and in order. The prodigal’s father had a party in honor of his son. Parents want you to be happy with your friends but they are also careful for your safety. Do not go beyond eleven so that all can be back at home before midnight.

Some of the mistakes you do in life are reversible but some are not. Be careful lest you regret forever.

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 40103204148
A/c type: FCRA Current Account
Branch: New Delhi Main Branch
Branch Code: 00691
IFSC No.: SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code: SBININBB104

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

Click here for more options

  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

Blessing Literature Centre
21/11 West Coovam River Road,
Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411, Mob:8806270699
  blc@bymonline.org