One Step To Freedom is a Christian-based program. The Holy Bible is the true syllabus for these lessons. The OSTF curriculum examines the Scriptures and illuminates biblical principles designed to help a person gain victory over addiction leading to their restoration and wholeness. As a person begins to study God’s Word, he or she begins to understand their need for a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Once that takes place, restoration soon follows. These lessons are intended for use in an addiction recovery ministry and can be used one-on-one with individuals or in a group setting. This curriculum can be acceptable to a court of law for those on probation for a drug or alcohol-related offense. The One Step To Freedom curriculum is a tool that God uses to bring victory. It only takes one step to Jesus to set you free.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT ADDICTIONS
Excerpted from Biblical Counseling by Chuck Smith
Any addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, prescription medicines, pornography, gambling,
cigarettes, or even food, is a form of idolatry. The first commandment is, “You shall not
have any other gods before Me.” The second commandment is, “You shall not bow down
to them or serve them” (see Exodus 20). When a person is addicted, they are really
bowing down and serving that addiction as their god. It is the sin of idolatry. They
become a slave to it and they are held in bondage. Jesus said, “Whoever commits sin is a
slave of sin” (John 8:34).
Adam had perfect liberty in the garden. He had the freedom to eat of any tree in the
garden that he pleased, but God warned him, “Don’t eat of that tree! That will bring you
into bondage. That will bring you into death.” God didn’t tie him up in the corner of the
garden, nor did God build a high wall around that tree. He had the freedom to eat of it.
But Adam exercised that freedom in such a way as to bring death and bondage to sin and
to the flesh. As he obeyed the desires of the flesh rather than the Word of God and the
commandment of God, he then found himself a victim to his flesh.
So many people are dying a slow death because their addiction has a hold on them,
almost as if it were demonic; and the only thing that can free a person from this hold is
the power of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to open the eyes of those that are blind, and “to
heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison
to those who are bound” (Isaiah 61:1). “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be
free indeed” (John 8:30).
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