“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the
truth of God except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that
moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the
loyalty of the soldier is proven, and to be steady on all the battle fronts besides
is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.” – Martin Luther
Is “addiction” one of those issues that Christians are avoiding or soft-pedaling so as not to look foolish to the world when they call it a “sin” issue? I think so.
We need to be diligent about calling sin “sin” and not softening it and calling it a “disease” when the Bible says it is idolatry and drunkenness for which man is responsible. Ephesians 5:18 warns about the excessive use of wine and how it will destroy someone’s life. God calls that a sin not a disease or a demon. Do you?
Martin Luther warns us not to flinch on points where Satan and the world attack the Word. I encourage you to be bold because when you uphold God’s Word, you are on the winning side!
-Mark (everyone loves to listen to a Martin Luther but no one wants him to be a member of their church because he challenges us all to think and to live for Christ!)