Unless you’ve been on Mars and have had no contact with Earth, you would know that people are dying like flies and lives are being destroyed by the voluntary slavery of drug abuse.
To prevent this evil from triumphing, the faith community has been coming together to fight this evil at the Relapse Prevention Walk & Benefit on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bensalem, run by Conquering Life Prison and Recovery Ministries (CLPRM). http://www.clprm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018_FLYER_Relapse_Prevention_Walk__Fundraiser.pdf
Between Bucks and Montgomery County, 1044 lives have been wasted from overdoses.
Back in 1972, Neil Young called attention to the danger of drugs in his song “The Needle and The Damage Done”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Needle_and_the_Damage_Done Young had this to say about the song: “I am not a preacher, but drugs killed a lot of great men.” Interesting that Neil brought up a preacher in this context!
Although someone very close to me got clean for months, past use caught up to her and God took her home. I got to see the evil, dark world of drugs, and the past love of my life inspired me to do something to help others to keep this evil from triumphing. After unsuccessfully battling her voluntary slavery for decades, she acknowledged that it was only her coming to faith In Jesus that gave her the victory.
Faith-based anti-drug programs work! As I’ve said in earlier blogs, all the King’s horses and all the King’s men can’t put broken people back together again. Only God and His Word can!
Sponsorship for the Relapse Prevention event has recently doubled!
Christians are teaming up for the event. Some Christian groups have been promoting this noble cause on their Facebook pages. Some have been posting about it and interacting with other entities, sharing thoughts and Biblical knowledge and applying to helping people break free from the chains of voluntary slavery. I’ve been reading posts on the Breaking The Chains of Addictions Facebook page as well as on the CLPRM page and its website. I’ve also been reading brochures from various Christian programs, many of them left at CLPRM’s Conquering Addiction meeting. I’ve found these resources Biblically sound.
To better serve those struggling with addictions, I’ve been reading as much of this material I can find, along with books on addiction, counseling and the Christian faith, as well as the Bible. The Bible addresses all of life’s problems of the heart, and equips us to deal with them.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” -2 Timothy 3:16