If we allow the Bible to reveal the unseen spiritual realities behind addictions, we suddenly realise that addictions are more than self-destructive behaviours. They are violations of God’s laws: his laws that call us to avoid drunkenness and immoderate self-indulgence (Romans 13:13), his law that calls us to love others (1 John 4:7), and his law that calls us to live for him rather than ourselves (1 Corinthians 10:31). This means that addiction is more about someone’s relationship with God than it is about biology. It reveals our allegiances: what we want, what we love, whom and what we serve. It brings us to that all-important question, will you live for the fulfilment of your desires or for God?
Episode 16: Addiction (Part 2)
Today on Table Talk, Tyrell Haag is having a conversation with Mark Shaw founder of Truth in Love Ministries. We are touching again on the topic of addiction looking at things like opioid use and the relationship of the physical to the spiritual when handling this difficult subject.
Posted by Radio Pulpit / Radiokansel on Friday, 24 May 2019
The Addiction Connection website
Divine Intervention: Hope and Help for Families of Addicts [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
Addiction-Proof Parenting: Biblical Prevention Strategies [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective [Amazon Kindle]
Eating Disorders: Hope for Hungering Souls [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
How Not to Raise an Addict: Biblical Prevention Strategies [Good Neighbours]