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Sin Is Like an Alcoholic With a Drink

There is something terribly right about...realizing that our struggle with sin is in many ways similar to an alcoholic’s struggle with drinking. It’s never over. How often I find myself talking about sin in the past tense as if being a sinner is something I’m beyond—a page turned in the book of my life. But sin is like alcoholism. Sinners are never cured; they simply decide to stop sinning...and it’s a daily decision.

John Fischer in Contemporary Christian Music, September, 1987