Addictions: Sickness, Sin or Both?
If I mention sin as somehow related to addictions, you may want to immediately turn me off, tune out or leave – especially if you struggle with an addiction or love someone who does. But before you go, will you just give me a minute or two to explain? It’s understandable why you might struggle with such an association. Edward Welch who wrote “Addictions: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel” identifies several reasons why someone might react to any connection between sin and addiction. See if you might identify with any of these.