Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. Hosea 4:11 KJV
Controlling addictions are demeaning and destructive. The spirits behind them are mercilous.
I had a friend who was addicted to eating. Not being bulimic or anorexic, he was extremely overweight. While sharing a meal one evening he broke down into tears and said, “I don’t know what to do. I don’t eat to live, I live to eat”. Unfortunately it took his life much too early.
Addictions come in many forms but all are designed to steal, kill, and destroy the abundant life that Jesus came to provide for you.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I [Jesus] am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV
As one delivered alcohol abuse, chain smoking, and pornography, I can assure you that living without addictions is far better than living controlled by them.
Before you buy in to the modernist and emergent church doctrines of hyper-grace living consider the dangers inherent in them.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:1 KJV
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Proverbs 23:29-32 KJV