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Freedom from Addiction

• Greg Boyd

As Christians, we have the power to break free from addictions. So why do many of us still seem to be in bondage?

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As Christians, we have the power to break free from addictions. So, why do many of us still seem to be in bondage? It’s because we don’t clearly see who we are in Christ.

In Christ we are children of God, and we have available to us the power to live the way we were meant to live.

Through God’s Spirit, we can live a life free from addictions, because the power sin had over us has been broken and now only exists as an illusion. Because we now belong to God, we do not belong to whatever habits used to enslave us.

In Romans 6-7, Paul addresses the issue of living in freedom from sin. He told the Romans that to live out this freedom, we are to know the truth of who we are in Christ, think on (or meditate on) this truth, and then to live it out.

Living in freedom involves an act of the will, a decision to live the better way that Christ has to offer. It is a decision that must be made repeatedly. We will suffer at first, fighting against our old master as he tries to reclaim us. But this suffering is the first taste of freedom.

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