Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave

It seems I have started blogging more books than I will finish. But I am trying.

Addictions: A banquet in the grave: finding hope in the power of the gospel, by Edward Welch.

Edward Welch refers to Proverbs 7 where a young man wanders by a known house, just in case he might get in on a little action. He is pounced upon and willingly led away, but to his own grave. Addictions are like this. Addicts are enjoying a banquet in the grave.

 I am very interested in developing my own theology of addiction. Something that deals with the reality of physical and mental addictions without ignoring the sin element. I believe that at the core, the issue is flesh vs. Spirit (Gal 5, Phil 3:1-10, Rom 10:1-4, Eph 2:8-10, Rom 3:19-26, etc.) and flesh vs. grace and faith. However, addictions raise some very difficult questions and reveal some paradoxes about human freedom. So I am interested in seeing what Mr. Welch has to say.


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