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17 Bible Verses about Addiction
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promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,
not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]
I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
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