Drinking and Smoking

Jesus turned water into wine and drank wine Himself (Jn. 2:1-12; Matt. 26:27). Jesus the perfect Son of God drank, so can we drink wine, beer, whiskey, vodka, rum, and what not, as we like? Here are some things to consider: Romans 13:1 says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there […]

20+ Proverbs for those Pining for Substances or Porn

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent” (Prov. 1:10 cf. v. 17-18) “Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on” (Prov. 4:14-15) “The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and […]

Book Released! Gospel-Centered War

My book Gospel-Centered War: Finding Freedom from Enslaving Sin just got released! Here are a few of the things people are saying about it. “As the title of this book makes clear, a gospel-centered approach is, in the long run, the only effective way to combat sin and addiction. Any resource, like this one by […]

Ten Songs for those Struggling with Addiction

“Start Over” – Flame feat. NF “Relief” (Acoustic) – Wolves At The Gate (feat Toby Morrell) “Redeemed”- Big Daddy Weave “Break the Cycle” – For Today “Killa” – Lecrae “This Is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham “Lord, I Need You” – Matt Maher “Rock of Ages” – Ascend the Hill “Your Great Name” – Natalie […]

Sin is Not Good #6

  Sin Leads to Enslavement Sin is like Gollum’s ring. It enslaves and destroys. It looks so good but ends in lava. Truly, “What we revere, we resemble, either for ruin or restoration,”[i] and we all revere something. So “when we speak of ‘worship’ …we are not speaking about an activity of one’s life, but […]

“…yet to be filled…”

Today’s culture believes that you can’t be fulfilled unless you can have the “partner” you want, whether male, female, multiple, or in some other combination that is preferred, and yet so many signs tell us that humanity has yet to be fulfilled. Take, for example, all the recent rich and famous people, people that many […]

Slave.

Addiction, the affliction we embrace. Drowning in more, yet never full, we consume the poison. Freedom from the substance, freedom from the porn, is what we yearn, yet ever embrace our shackles. Numbing ecstasy, this misery. Bound by this high, damaged by this drink. Party or prison, this prism through which we peer. Addiction, this […]

Are you an Animal?

“He is just an animal.” That is not a very nice thing to say. However, sometimes it is not far from the truth. Sin is sub-human. Think of how Professor Weston becomes the “Un-man” in C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra or think of how J.R.R. Tolkien’s Smeagol mutated into Gollum. God created us in His image. Not […]

Is Addiction a Disease?

There is a common model that says that addiction is a disease. It is a genetic malfunction. Well, I am no neuroscientists but I do believe that we have all been affected by the fall.[1] I do not mean the season fall, of course. I mean the fall that took place in the Garden of Eden. […]

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