A worship disorder: this is how Edward T. Welch views addictions. Will we worship ourselves and our own desires, he writes, or will we worship the true God?
With this lens, Welch discovers far more in Scripture on addictions than passages on drunkenness. There we learn the addict's true condition: like guests at a banquet thrown by the woman Folly, he is already in the grave (Prov. 9:13-18). Can we not escape our addictions?
As Welch shows, if were willing to follow Jesus, we have immense hope: hope in Gods forgiving grace, hope in God's love that is faithful even when we are not, and hope that God can give power so that we are no longer mastered by the addiction.
"I believe Dr. Welch has finally given every pastor, theologian, layman, and anyone caught in the bondage of idolatry/addiction a biblical road map to true and lasting freedom."?
- Peter Garich, Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship, and Director of Dayspring Center for Biblical Counseling in San Diego, California
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