Addictions - A Banquet in the Grave
Addictions - A Banquet in the Grave Finding Hope In The Power Of The Gospel
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 the author
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? If we're willing to follow
Jesus, the author says we have "immense
hope: hope in God's 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
concludes with "Practical Theology,"
guidance "As You Face Your Own Addictions"
and "As You Help Someone Else.