Why God Is Necessary

Because I’ve developed a highly successful addiction recovery program (www.AddictionFreeForever.com), I was asked in a recent radio interview if God is necessary for recovery. And if so, in what form?

I thought this was a great question, and I saw how this really wasn’t just about addiction recovery but about life for everyone.

I said that in order to permanently not have a weakness for alcohol or drugs or the many other things that a person can be addicted to, a person must be living in harmony with how their heart and body were designed to operate.

Now a person can discover some specifics of how to do that on their own or through an organization or teaching. But that doesn’t address the issue of the meaning of life. That is, is life supposed to just be a series of activities whose sum result is more pleasure than pain? Or is there a reason why we’ve been placed on this planet (we obviously didn’t place ourselves), amid an unfathomably large universe, from where we will one day be forced to leave? That is, from our creator’s perspective, is there something that we need to accomplish while we are here? And is our creator prompting us in some way to make that accomplishment?

That prompting was put well by St. Augustine who said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in thee.” Therefore we each carry a restlessness in our heart that somehow needs to be satisfied. We can either satisfy it in its naturally intended way, or we can attempt an artificial satisfaction for it through worshiping something on Earth (like entertainers or sports teams), or we can attempt to sweep under a drug or addiction the restlessness and drown out its voice.

The rewards for satisfying it in its naturally intended way is: we set up a great afterlife for ourselves; our hearts are filled with perfect guidance, peace and love; and the restlessness goes away. And in fact, those last two indicators would be evidence that we did actually satisfy it in the way that our creator wanted it to be satisfied (which is why He made those upgrades in our heart). And in my search through 20 different lifestyles and attempts at truth, there was only one thing that created those last two indicators. And that was: a recognition that the Bible is a communication to us from God, and that only following it to the letter and making Jesus the head of our life works. And that worked for me in a way that nothing else did.

That search and experiment with life is something that we’ve each been given one lifetime to do. And then our eternity will be determined based on how we chose to go through life and what we made our highest priority and gave our allegiance to.

Byline:
Dennis Marcellino is the author of THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true (www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com), Why Are We Here?, and How To Directly Experience God (a step by step guide). These books can be seen at www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com. He’s also written two political books, The Plague Of Liberalism (www.ThePlagueOfLiberalism.com) and THE Solutions (Simple, Practical Solutions To The Biggest Personal And Societal Problems), which can be seen at www.TheOptimumPoliticalSolutions.com.

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