Asking druggies to turn in their drugs is like telling people who came into town in the wild west to turn in their guns to the sheriff. To cowboys, a gun was an indispensable tool for self-defense and it was always by their side. Likewise, drugs are an indispensable crutch for dopers who, like Gregor in Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” don’t want to face the world.
People hooked on drugs are just like a girl who can’t say “no”. They can’t say “no” to drugs. Why do you think they call it dope? Oh, I shouldn’t say that; it would hurt the snowflakes’ self-esteem.
You mean that humans actually have a will? A choice? What a novel idea!
“Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.” Psalm 32:9
In an interview on ligonier.com, Pastor and Christian counselor Jay E Adams explains the problem of the idea of self-esteem:
TT: How has the emphasis on “self-esteem” impacted the church, and how should Christians respond?
JA: “The emphasis is not biblical; consequently, wherever it is touted it has affected the church adversely.
The emphasis upon sin in a Christian’s life and the need to deal with it as God’s Word requires, in many places, has been replaced by teaching that we are better than we think—when just the opposite is in most cases true.
I have dealt with the topic at length and demonstrated how far-removed it is from a biblical view in a book titled The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, and Self-Image.
In order to provide a base for such teaching, the Bible—and even the gospel—have been distorted. For instance, Jesus speaks of two commandments: to love God and neighbor; thus, the emphasis on self-esteem directly contradicts Him.
Moreover, God’s grace in saving miserable sinners has been replaced by heretical teaching, such as saying that it is because we are so valuable that Christ came to redeem us. Not all who hold self-esteem views go so far, but many do.
We need to have a biblically based view of our true position in Christ in order to have a biblical perspective on ourselves.“
Trying to deal with the opioid epidemic, which some consider a national emergency, people are blaming it all on the drug pushers and drug companies, when the real reason is that we pushed out God. Druggies are made victims.
A breath of fresh air: At an event at the Heritage Foundation Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said it’s important to “reestablish the view that people should say no to drugs.”
In Levittown, PA, the alleged emergency shelter has a waiting list. Why? Because of the cockroaches who don’t want to face the world, many come from the recovery houses and, like the drunks, go in and out of the shelter’s revolving door – in and out of what has become a flop house for dopers and drunks. People who are just homeless, and just need a place to stay have to live with criminals and may have to deal with harassment, theft and even violence. I got word that one of the women who mugged a homeless woman had stayed in the shelter but was said to have been living in the woods outside the local tech school. The other is wheeling around at large. To my knowledge, neither have been arrested for the mugging. One of them is allegedly a druggy and the other a glutton.
Druggies, enabled by the establishment, who tells them they are victims of a disease called “substance abuse disorder” are as cavalier about scoring drugs as people are about buying milk.