As if we needed more convincing that addiction is not a disease, Baldwin Research Institute has done a pretty good job of summarizing some very good studies, including the history of the disease concept. If you’re too busy to read the research itself, have a look.
A severe trial is sometimes called an “acid test.” This term originated during times when gold was widely circulated. Nitric acid was applied to an object of gold to see if it was genuine or not. If it was fake, the acid decomposed it; if it was genuine, the gold was unaffected.
In God’s view, our […]
Dr. Tony Evans is one of my favorite preachers in the whole, wide world. Why? Because not only is he smart (Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary), but he is emphatically biblical.
In this sermon, he does a good job of describing one of the components of addictions by unpacking 2 Cor. 10:3-5 […]
In March 2008, Christianity Today published an article entitled, “Addicted to Sex” and featured the story on its cover. While they are to be praised for reporting on this grave and pervasive issue, and while the article did not fail to reference some biblical perspectives on sexual addiction, I have several serious concerns with the article.
A friend on Facebook once posted that “Sin will lead to addiction, addiction will lead to sin”. Bishop Joseph Butler (1692-1752) once remarked that “Everything is itself and not something else”. I agree. So, sin is not addiction and addiction is not sin. They are two different things and cannot be the same. […]
I get it. We ask for forgiveness because we feel guilty and ashamed, repentant and undeserving. But if we have to ask for forgiveness of sin, it means that the substitutionary, atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross was insufficient. We still have to ask for forgiveness. Something is wrong with this picture.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty […]