Scripture and addictions


#1

Im looking for as many verses as I can find on battling, overcoming and fighting addictions. Im thinking of starting a mens group at my parish kinda like AA but for men whom fight dexual addictions. Any help would be greatly appreciated


#2

St. Anthony’s Moral Concordance.

books.google.com/books?id=DLYCAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=Moral+Concordance+of+Saint+Anthony&source=bl&ots=rMthnrlc0H&sig=cwceCXkV4Jy5mqx4TDyk9KMY5ZI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PSQxUp2wL-za4APGkYCYDQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Moral%20Concordance%20of%20Saint%20Anthony&f=false


#3

openbible.info/topics/addiction


#4

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."

(John 8)

Addiction, like other sin, is like slavery. Jesus has the power to set us free. So I guess acknowledging the truth that prayer and reliance on him is essential is a good place to start.


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