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Substance Abuse


Why do people drink? From my point of view, some drink to get wasted, others drink for the taste. (Note: I tried to rhyme the words here, but I failed.) I do not know how it feels to be wasted, so I would not make many comments on that, but why do things that can be potentially hazardous to your body? The feeling of being buzzed may liberate one from the worries and concerns, but biologically, it is only the effects of one's brain cells being damaged from the abuse.

I don't see a point in risking one's intelligence for a moment, a night's fun. When someone drinks to get wasted, lights up a joint to get high, or smokes a tobacco to blow the worries away, I empathize. I feel sad when I see those happen around me.

Why do we rely on these earthly addictions? Are we not meant to live with so much more? Have we lost ourselves?

1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Don't you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don't care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don't qualify as citizens in God's kingdom. A number of you know from experience what I'm talking about, for not so long ago you were on that list. Since then, you've been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah and by our God present in us, the Spirit.