10 Quotes from Billy Graham on Addiction

October 2, 2020

Many people struggle with addiction. Whether it’s substance abuse, or anything else that keeps us from fulling living for God, The Bible says that God will always provide a way out of temptation when it arises (1 Corinthians 10:13). Through Jesus Christ, there is hope to experience freedom from addiction.

Read what Billy Graham had to say about addiction.

An addiction is something that almost consumes a person’s time and energy, and that they can’t break out of on their own.

Occasionally, I get letters from people who spend all their time on the Internet, or on constant exercise, gambling, pornography, or some other bad habit they don’t seem to be able to break, although they usually know it’s harmful and could even destroy them. Psychologists I’ve talked to say these activities can become just as addictive as a dangerous drug — and as destructive.

Each generation becomes more addicted to the sedatives of life, to dull the pain of living.

What began as an apparently harmless pastime has ended up as a frightening, overpowering addiction or obsession.

Many people are trying to steady themselves by taking tranquilizers. Jesus is the greatest tranquilizer of all. He can straighten out your life and put you back on center.

In Christ alone there is deliverance from man’s tortured thoughts and freedom from the sordid habits which are destroying so many people…

The cult of self has become an addiction—feeding off the ego of self-glorification. The word cult encompasses many movements and ideas, but simply put, it describes a culture of alternative beliefs, fads, and trends, and tampers with just enough truth to knock many off balance.

The Gospel is the answer to the drug problem because it alone delivers us from evil.

Yes, even if your minds have been corrupted by drugs, they can be renewed. The Bible says in Romans 12, if we surrender to Christ we transformed by the renewing of our mind.

No drug is harmless, and experts I have consulted agree that almost any drug can become addictive—including marijuana.

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