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The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America, by Dennis Prager

"From well before 1776 until the second half of the 20th century, the moral values of the United States were rooted in the Bible and its God.
And what has replaced Judaism, Christianity, Judeo-Christian values and the Bible? The answer is: feelings. More and more Americans rely on feelings to make moral decisions. The heart has taken the place of the Bible."

Read more: http://www.dennisprager.com/the-formal-end-to-judeo-christian-america/


Where do chemical abusers get their values? The get them from their FEELINGS. Chemical abusers are experts at changing how they want to feel. They do so with the quick fix or mood changer of drugs and alcohol. 

Chemical abusers have 4 characteristics in common, they have a corrupted belief (feeling) system that serves them:

a. I feel I should be perfect
b. I feel I should be all powerful (control others and self)
c. I feel I should always get what I want
d. I feel Life should be without pain and require no effort (Core reason for compulsive addictive acts that leads to feeling overwhelmed).

When any or all of the above are not met, the chemical abuser attempt to fix the way they feel with a quick fix or mood changer!
Chemical abusers, reverse their helplessness, empower themselves with the addictive act of getting angry or getting drunk or whatever the displaced addictive behavior. Every addictive act is a substitute for a more direct behavior.

The function (purpose) of addiction is to reverse a sense of overwhelming helplessness. Addiction always serves and emotional-feeling  purpose. When circumstances in life make us feel helpless, trapped and out of control (overwhelmed), some folks attempt to regain control of their circumstance with mood altering drugs. Taking the drug temporarily removes the trapped feeling because the abuser is doing something about it, they are regaining control of how they, "Feel." The best treatment is to replace how we, "Feel," with the Values of the Bible.

Do you get your values from the Bible or your, “feelings?” Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it?”


"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.


With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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