In places like Bucks County, PA, All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men are unable to put people broken by addiction back together again. As there are increasingly more overdoses and deaths, the faith community has been moving forward to help rescue people from the sin of voluntary slavery.
As Bob Dylan sang, “Something is happening but you don’t know what it is? Do you? Mr. Jones?”
The Christian community knows what is happening and what drug addiction is. It is a result of sin. Instead of worshipping God, addicts worship their desires and go outside of the kingdom of God.
Do you want to conquer the voluntary slavery of addiction that destroys your life, will kill you, land you in jail and long-term rehab, a nuthouse, and destroy relationships?
One way to keep losing the battle against addiction is to call it a “drug abuse disorder.” A better term is Ed Welch’s “worship disorder.” “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” -Romans 1:25
Ed Explains: “Life is about God. It is about worshipping him, trusting him, knowing him, and loving him. The deepest problem for addicts is that they are not worshipping, trusting, knowing, or loving the true God. Instead, they are running and hiding from God or rebelling against him…the deeper problem is the addict’s relationship with God himself.”
To help people have victory over the voluntary slavery of addiction and giving them a new life, Conquering Life Prison and Recovery Ministries (CLPRM) was created. On Saturday, September 8 CLPRM hosted the Relapse Prevention Walk and Fundraiser in Bensalem, PA, which reached out with the gospel message of hope for addicts. CLPRM runs several ministries. One of them of them is Conquering Addiction. http://www.clprm.org/recovery-ministry/
Another faith-based ministry in Bucks County is the Bucks County Faith Summit II, to be held at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA on October 13, 2018. The topic this year is The Faith Community and Addiction – – What You Can Do!
This is a FREE EVENT that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
In the movie The Untouchables, Eliot Ness’ right-hand man Jimmy Malone told him how to get Al Capone: “You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That’s* the *Chicago* way!”
You wanna fight the thuggery of addiction? Go to God. That’s the Christian way!
The fight Eliot Ness and his Untouchables waged against Al Capone was tough, vicious. So is the battle in the mind against drug addiction. In the movie, Capone opined “When you got an all-out prizefight, you wait until the fight is over, one guy is left standing. ‘N’ that’s how you know who won.”
Likewise, addicts are in an all-out fight for their lives. And when the fight is over, either the addict or the substance of his/her affection is left standing. And that’s how you know who won. https://youtu.be/YopeA0XAq80
Can you put two and two together? In Bucks County, someone who abused drugs for decades, after accepting Jesus was redeemed from voluntary slavery in about two months, which is phenomenal! When participants in group counseling were asked what they were doing to help themselves, she said “I go to a Bible study.”