11 October 2010

Two Ways to Be Addicted

Gerhard Forde:
The addict . . . may be addicted either to the substance in question or to his own obsession with quitting and become a 'dry drunk.' . . .

We must come to confess that we are addicted to sin, addicted to self, whatever form that may take, pious or impious. . . .

One can be addicted either to what is base or to what is high, either to lawlessness or to lawfulness.
--On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518 (Eerdmans 1997), 16, 17, 27


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