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Brother and sisters, I recently read Prison To Praise by Merlin Carothers. It is a life changing book. It teaches us something that doesn't seem logical from a purely human standpoint. What I mean is we are looking at pmo as something terrible, which taken by itself it is, but if we believe that God uses all things to work for good in our life (Rm 8:28) then we should thank and praise him for our addiction. (1 Thess 5:18) Doing this releases God's power to do what good he intends from our situation. It's an application of James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." Try it.
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The 12 Steps are based on spiritual principles, but the language emphasizes the presence of God as each participant/member understands him/her, allowing for different interpretations and religious beliefs.
Thank you.
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The above is for the benefit of visitors who might be put off seeking help via the steps because of conflict with their own beliefs/non beliefs.
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Is it wrong for me to share something about God as I understand Him/Her?
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Of course not, and I believe it is very good to do so. I only wanted to emphasize that twelve step organisations are not allied with any sect or denomination. All your quotes are from the Bible and like I said that is fine, but not everyone looking for help in a twelve step program will be following a religion. The twelve steps contain wisdom gathered from many sources. They are based on spiritual, not religious principes.
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No problem. I'm familiar with AA and NA. I won't post too often. Just when I feel someone might benefit from it.