By believing that addiction is foremost a disease, one detaches morality from behavior. Such a belief creates a false dichotomy, and roots one's identity in the disease. On the contrary, people always choose what they believe is the best option—even when they know adverse consequences will follow. And this is the nature of addiction: choice.
This article traces the theme of the city of God from Genesis to Revelation to see its progression throughout the Bible and therefore the history of redemption.
How do we distinguish the persons of the Trinity? And what are those distinctions?
Curiosity and studiousness are similar, but are incredibly different. One is a vice, the other a virtue, which one are you?
We aren’t after small mere talk; rather, we want biblical intentionality. Christ is intentional with us, and he really knows the various struggles and weaknesses we all face (Heb 4:15). He knows this because he’s been through it already. Biblical intentionality that embraces awkwardness will seek to not only the basics of a person (e.g., name, ethnicity, hometown, etc.), but the inner-nuances of their soul (e.g., personality, various interests, personal struggles with sins, strengths, etc.).
The Sermon is a call to repentance and participation in Christ’s new covenant kingdom through radical dependence on God for holistic righteousness and the blessed ends that attend it.