The Nature of Idolatry

One of the most common portrayals of the human condition, and one which captures both the in-control and out-of-control experiences of addictions, is that theme of idolatry. From this perspective, the true nature of all addictions is that we have chosen to go outside the boundaries of the kingdom of God and look for blessing in the land of idols. In turning to idols, we are saying that we desire something in creation more than we desire the Creator.

Ed Welch, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, p. 47.
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