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What are some Bible verses that go along with the topic of addictions?

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I'm looking for some Bible verses that go along with any type of addiction. What are some that you know of?


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Blessings Gig........
Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

Isaiah 5:11 “Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!”

Matthew 6:9-13 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”

John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

Romans 13:14 “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”

1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Ephesians 5:18-20 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

James 1:12-15 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
                                           

                           There is a few for you,the last is one of my favorites in regards to anything we are tempted of,,,,not just addictions.......may the Lord lead you not into temptation but deliver you from all evil ,in Jesus Name                                        With love -in Christ,Kwik

                           



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Drug use and sorcery seem to be scripturally linked.

The work for sorcery or witchcraft in each of these verses is pharmakeia  which also refers to poisoning, and is obviously the word from which we get "pharmaceutical". It appears that drug use was a part of sorcery in those times, just as it can be an avenue to occult practices today.

 

[Gal 5:20 KJV] Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
[Rev 9:21 KJV] Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
[Rev 18:23 KJV] And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.


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Drug use and sorcery seem to be scripturally linked.

The work for sorcery or witchcraft in each of these verses is pharmakeia  which also refers to poisoning, and is obviously the word from which we get "pharmaceutical". It appears that drug use was a part of sorcery in those times, just as it can be an avenue to occult practices today.

 

[Gal 5:20 KJV] Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
[Rev 9:21 KJV] Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
[Rev 18:23 KJV] And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

 

 

 

You left the door wide open on your description of pharmaceuticals.  Remember that this was spoken about 2000 years ago when there was a far difference between witches creating brews and how medicine is used today.  Medicine is not the same as witchcraft.



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I agree, and that's not at all what I was implying- just pointing out the linguistic root of both words.

The idea condemned as sorcery then, is not aspirin today.

But it's probable that hallucinogenics then were related to occultic practices.

In my own past experience, hallucinogenic drugs and the occult are very frequently related, today.



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Blessings Gig........
Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

Isaiah 5:11 “Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!”

Matthew 6:9-13 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”

John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

Romans 13:14 “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”

1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Ephesians 5:18-20 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

James 1:12-15 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
                                           

                           There is a few for you,the last is one of my favorites in regards to anything we are tempted of,,,,not just addictions.......may the Lord lead you not into temptation but deliver you from all evil ,in Jesus Name                                        With love -in Christ,Kwik

                           

Thank you very much. These are great!



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Blessings Gig....

    You  are very welcome.............I am happy to have helped,all Glory to God! And just to add.....it really does not matter what the addiction is,I believe it is also a form of idolatry,you might want to look up some of those too......anything one would put before God is really idolatry.....can be TV,gambling,greed(love of money),drugs,alcohol,pornography & so on........

 

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Thats why I believe this Scripture is wonderful,it is all that simple............God Bless you,Brother                                   With love-in Christ,Kwik






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