Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Chapter 3

He suggests idolatry, adultery, foolishness, a beast’s attack, and even disease (!) as biblical metaphors for addiction.

It is interesting that for many addictions, when the drug of choice is absolutely not available, cravings decrease.

Good quote: “Drugs and sex are the modern golden calves erected by addicts to find meaning, pleasure, or power apart from God.” (53)

He references Samson and Delilah. Samson should have stayed away. She was so obviously trying to destroy him. But he couldn’t help it. “He was a classic example of a man who was both fully responsible and hopelessly out of control.” (57) The addict keeps saying, “I want more, I want more.”

Jesus is the healer. He brings hope and redemption.


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