Ex-Motorcycle Gang Member Asks Jesus to Save Him From Alcoholism
For Mike Miller, buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was supposed to be the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his life. However, he fell in with a motorcycle gang who lived for alcohol and drugs and the crimes they committed to buy them.
The birth of his son convinced Mike to climb out of the depths and it worked ‚Äď for a while. But his own strength wasn't enough and he started drinking again, and it cost him his family.
He eventually got married again to begin anew, but he was still mired in the cycle of addiction. His wife kicked him out. However, she soon invited him to church. Mike accepted and learned that he didn't have to live in fear. He realized that fear is what drove him to drink and prevented him from understanding forgiveness.
He found freedom and peace in Christ, and now he doesn't walk in his own strength but the strength of Jesus and the family He's given him....
Judging a person, ignoring them, or not commenting because a person posts links would be ridiculous. I have always given Jim credit for the research he does and pointing everyone to pertinent articles which add to and give different perspectives on the story at hand, or whatever. A person posting links is hardly a reason to ignore what they have to say, even if they tend to post a lot of them. Just ignore and don't click on them if they're so bothersome.
Dorcas,you make an excellent point in stating people just want a magical fix! How true; it isn't as though addicts are 'victims'. They aren't, they choose to delve into drugs and alcohol knowing beforehand the dangers that come with it. Then, when addiction takes hold, they cannot stop. I believe drugs and demonic influence go hand in hand, and will play a huge part in the end times...as we are already witnessing.
Ladybug...what you have posted concerning the pharmaceutical business in this country is spot on. I have a son and his wife who ave been in the business for 20 years and the stories they have told us are almost unbelievable. One thing that my son did say was that most people are not interested in making lifestyle changes they just want a pill to do it for them.So yes greed on the pharm. side and slothfulness on many of the people who just want a "magical fix." What a duo!
Addiction is a bondage, as a result of sin. Yet, millions of dollars are spent on rehabs, psychology, psychotherapy, etc. Addiction has also been labeled as 'hereditary', which is untrue. Parents who practice destructive behaviors in front of their kids is the reason why some choose those same destructive behaviors.
As Dorcas has rightly pointed out, only Christ can free us from sin and its bondage. Today, the number one problem in America is prescription drug abuse. There is a 'pill' for every ailment and issue society faces! Sadly, many of the medications prescribed only add to the problem. No one can take away life's miseries or hopeless condition; only the Son of God brings hope, freedom, and meaning to life. There are 'big bucks' being made in the pharmaceutical business, about 12 billion dollars a year. It is like everything else - corrupt, crooked, and driven by greed. There really is no concern for the lives of others, just a desire to make tons of money while millions get addicted, and sadly, many succumb to their addiction. It is a tragic story we see over and over again, in both the famous and not so famous; reminds me of 2 Peter 2:19 b, " for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved." Christ is this world's ONLY hope