Addiction Bible Scriptures

The 12 Steps And Addiction Bible Scriptures

Addiction Bible Scriptures

Alcoholism, drug abuse and eating disorders are often misunderstood. These diseases include a soul-sickness. The people in the grips of these afflictions are spiritually ill, too. The illness can even spread to family members and friends.

The recovery process has produced countless untold miracles - Addiction Bible Scriptures

The very process of hitting bottom and admitting powerlessness is often the only thing that will bring about true change.

, speaks of standing at the turning point. It is the place that all addicts must come to and finally make a choice to either go on to the bitter end or seek spiritual help.

You don’t have to have an addiction to choose God. However, real transformation often comes only from suffering. It’s the way of the cross, the redeeming death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lives are changed through a spiritual awakening, by taking a fearless moral inventory, by making amends and living a life of service to others.

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12 Steps And The Bible

As Christians we have a belief in a loving God who sent Jesus, His only begotten son, who died for our sins and saving us by grace. While many in recovery programs, such as the 12 Step programs, profess a belief in a Higher Power, not all choose to name that Higher Power Jesus Christ or even God.

That’s okay. AA, the original 12 Step Program,
states that it is not a religion. The AA program makes it clear that anyone can choose a God of their understanding. Rather than criticizing such an approach to spirituality we can use it as a starting point.

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The Spirit At Work - Addiction Bible Scriptures

Christians who utilize the 12-steps for recovery have discovered that the steps create a greater and deeper understanding of God’s love and redemptive power. At the root of all addictions is the sin of self-will. The seduction of self sufficiency can separate us from God.

Whenever we choose to run our lives without accepting and submitting to God’s will for us, we are headed for trouble. Anything that opens up a mind and heart to the need for God and creates a willingness to seek God...is a great thing.

It’s A Process - Addiction Bible Scriptures

God and the 12 Steps

Recovery is a process. God working in us to renew us and restore us to health and sanity is scriptural.
See Romans 12:2 and Philippians 2:12-13.

This process is accomplished by God working through others. Intensive work with others who are suffering from the same addictions is how those in recovery maintain their sobriety. God has always worked through people. You can see evidence of this when one addict or alcoholic helps another.

The challenge for all caught in the compulsive and obsessive behavior of addictions is to replace the pleasurable experiences that come from drinking, drugs, or food with something more meaningful and lasting. This is what a spiritual experience does.

Character Defects - Addiction Bible Scriptures

An inner transformation happens as a result of confronting our negative behavior and character defects and turning them over to God. Through continually working and living the process, self will surrenders to God’s will. This is being "born again" in a very real way that addicts can appreciate.

Addiction Bible Scriptures

The wisdom of living one-day-at-a-time with a reliance on God was taught by Christ. When we are in self will, it's easy to dwell on that which produces anxiety, worry and fear. If we dwell on those things, more than likely we'll seek escape or comfort in another drug, drink or dessert.

Go To Any Length - Addiction Bible Scriptures

Perhaps the greatest awakening for an addict willing to go to any length to achieve sobriety, is the awareness of how God works through our weakness. When you can finally surrender and admit you are powerless, you prepare the way for God to take over.



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  • Both Old and New Bible Testaments (NIV Version)
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The 12 Steps And Their Biblical Comparisons

STEP 1 - We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. (Prov 14:12) For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do - this I keep on doing. (Rom 7:19) What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? (Rom 7:24)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Genesis 4:7; Proverbs 14:12; 2 Corinthians 1:9; John 8:36; James 2:10; Romans 3:10, 6:23, 7:5-6, 7:18-24, 8:1-2, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 10:13-14; 1 Peter 5:6-7; Proverbs 3:5-8.

STEP 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Spiritual Awakening

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:16) For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life. (John 6:40) For everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
(Rom 10:13)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Isaiah 1:18-20; Revelation 3:20; Romans 8:11, 10:1-4, 10:13; John 3:3-6, 5:37-39, 6:40, 7:37-39, 11:25-26, 14:1-14, 17:15-26, 20:29-31; 2 Corinthians 4:13-14.

STEP 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. You will be saved. (Romans 10:9) For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation. (Romans 10:10)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Matthew 11:28-30; Proverbs 16:3; 2 Corinthians 6:20; John 3:16-26; Romans 5:17, 6:12-14, 10:9-10; 1 John 4:15-17; 5:4-5; John 10:17-18 12-14; 1 Corinthians 5:15-21; Philippians 3:7-9; 1 Pet 1:13-16.

STEP 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step 6

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
(Ephesians 5:11) Then you will remember your
evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. (Ezekiel 30:31) Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
(2 Corinthians 7:20-23)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Psalms 19:14, 139:23-24; Ephesians 4:17-5:21; Galatians 5:13-16; Mark 7:20-23; 1 John 1:8, 3:19-24; Ezekiel 36:26-31; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; Romans 8:5-9, 12:1-3, 13:11-14; John 8:34-36.

STEP 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8-9) Therefore confess your sins to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed. (James 5:16) The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Psalms 32:1-5; Proverbs 20:9, 28:13; Luke 12:2-3; John 3:19-21; 1 John 1:8-10, 2:1-2; James 5:16.

STEP 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

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No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go
on sinning, because he has been born of God.
(1 John 3:9) Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - which is your spiritual worship. (Romans 12:1)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Galatians 1:3-5; Hebrews 4:13-16, 8:10-12; Acts 3:19; John 1:29; Ephesians 1:7, 2:3-5, 4:31-32; 1 John 3:4-6, 3:9-10; 2 Peter 2:24; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Timothy 2:15.

STEP 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

He who conceals his sin does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13) Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not cover up my inequity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord" - and You forgave the guilt of my sin.
(Psalms 32:5) Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Psalms 32:5, 41:4, 51:1-13; Proverbs 1:7, 15:33, 20:9, 22:4, 28:13; Matthew 3:1-2, 18:10-14; 1 Peter 5:6-7;
1 John 1:9.

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STEP 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Making Amends

Fools mock at making amends for sin, but good will is found among the upright. (Proverbs 14:9) Therefore,
if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you; leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer
your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Proverbs 14:9, 20:22, 24:29; John 13:34-35; Matthew 5:21-24, 6:14-15, 7:12; 1 John 2:9-11; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:27-28; 1 Peter 4:7-8.

STEP 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Give everyone what you owe him; if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if honor, then honor. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:7-8) Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right you are blessed. (1 Peter 3:13)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Ezekiel 33:14-15; Romans 13:7-8; Proverbs 25:21-22; 1 Peter 3:13; Matthew 25:40.

STEP 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Personal Inventory

Do not think of yourself more highly then you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. (Romans 12:3) Do nothing out of selfish
ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider
others better than yourselves.

Addiction Bible Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:22-32, 2:16-17; Luke 12:1-3; Ephesians 4:25-26; 2 Timothy 2:14:-16, 2:23-24; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13, 13:4-11; Philippians 2:1-4, 2:12-15; Romans 12:3; 1 John 1:9; James 1:22.

STEP 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
(Prov 4:20-22) Ask, and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Prayer and meditation

For everyone who ask receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened (Matthew 7:7-8) Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will
for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Ephesians 3:14-19, 6:18; Psalms 1:1-3, 40:8, 119:10-11, 143:10; Matthew 6:5-13, 7:7-8, 12:50, 18:18-20, 26:41; John 16:23-24; Acts 1:14, 4:2-13; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

STEP 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

But, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

Step 11

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who
are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself or you may be also tempted.
(Galatians 6:1) The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.
(1 Peter 4:7-8)

Addiction Bible Scriptures: Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Galatians 6:1-2; 1 Peter 4:7-8, 5:8-9; Jude 20-23; 2 Timothy 4:3-5; Matthew 10:7-8, 10:16-33; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; John 8:31-32, 15:15-17.

Serenity Prayer - Addiction Bible Scriptures

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

Note: While Alcoholics Anonymous is a spiritual program, AA is not a religious program. AA is not affiliated with any sect, denomination, or religious belief.

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Now for the first time, ALL the
Addiction Bible Scriptures
on recovery are in one ebook.

No more searching, no more wondering where to find every single scripture on addiction and recovery.

Questions you've always had about where to find specific scriptures just on drug and alcohol addiction and other compulsive habits, are now ALL found in the
Addiction Bible Scriptures ebook.

Isn't it time to tap into a power greater than yourself?

Addiction Bible Scriptures Includes...

  • 47 Topics
  • 243 Pages
  • 1,832 Scriptures
  • Both Old and New Bible Testaments (NIV Version)
  • All 12-Step Program Bible Scriptures
You'll suddenly realize that God is doing for you what you cannot do for yourself! Click Here To See!


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