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Is Chocolate Addiction A Sin

Is chocolate addiction a sin? My friend says yes, but how can a food addiction be considered a sin?

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A food addiction can be considered a sin the same way ANY addiction can be considered a sin. Anything in excess is not good for you, if it isn't good for you, its a sin because your body is God's temple.
---sue on 2/4/08


My favorite is dark chocolate covered raisins, with popcorn.
Add a diet soda and you're good to go.
---Mark on 2/4/08


"Anything" that you cannot control, forget the excuses, is a sin. Whether it be chocolate addiction, drug addiction, tobacco addiction, or whatever else, it is a sin. You need to confess it and ask the Lord for help. I am not speaking as one who is any better than anyone else, so, keep your finger pointing to yourselves, those of you who do.
---tommy3007 on 2/3/08


Chocolate contains trace amounts of THC. Therefore it is sinful. Right?
---Joshua on 4/10/07


Hi Alan; whoever spiked your friend's drink was soooooo cruel!! :( It can be a challenge to stay sober and I am about to celebrate 3 years of sobriety next month--and the cruelest thing would be for someone to slip something. A person who would do that has no shame.
---Mary on 4/9/07




Jesus goes beyond the letter to the spirit of the law: "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (5:28).
---Charles on 4/5/07


"Covet" is Hebrew hamad, "desire, delight in," means "inordinate, ungoverned selfish desire (BDB, 326; also TWBOT, 295).

The heart is the problem. Lust is a thing of the heart. "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander" (Matthew 15:19). "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (KJV, Jeremiah 17:9)
---Charles on 4/5/07


Alan: No problem. It's an occupational hazard, as I explain addictions and mental illness to my clients all the time. You are a great supporter of people who suffer. Thanks.
---Madison1101 on 4/5/07


Madison ... You said it so much more clearly than me!
---alan_of_UK on 4/5/07


I agree with what Madison has said 100%.
---m.p.a. on 4/4/07




Any excess in life is a sin, whether it be food (chocolate), drugs, or anorexia (excess less here). Even idle time excessed is sin. The only way to weigh an excess (or addiction) is if if it doesn't glorify God, then it is sin.
---Meag5767 on 4/4/07


Addiction is not a sin, anymore than cancer is not a sin. Addiction is a physical and mental condition. Doing the addictive behavior is the sin.
---Madison1101 on 4/4/07


An addiction to ANYTHING can be a sin since the word can mean, "dependency". You have to consider why the addiction. For example: if you are eating chocolate just because you like chocolate - that may be a sin, but if it's suggested for medical purposes, that may not be a sin. Another example would be a person who is overweight. That may be a sin if it's from just from eating too much. But, if it's from a reaction to medicine or harmones, it may not be a sin.
---wivv on 4/4/07


John ... # 1 I do not speak from first hand experience, as I am and have never been addicted to something.
But I know that (say) an alcoholic remains an alcoholic, even after he has been able to break away from drink. Even after many years of abstinence, he is still an alcoholic, and one sip will set him on the slippery slope again
---alan_of_UK on 4/4/07


John ... # 2 I have seen this actually occur, when a Christian alcoholic friend, having abstained for many years, had his drink spiked with a tasteless spirit, and did not even know he was drinking alcohol. He could not understand the sudden urge to go and find alcohol
---alan_of_UK on 4/4/07


John ... # 3 Another friend is a gambling addict, free of gambling for many years, but cannot even select a free "lucky number" for a worthless prize without going back on the slippery gambling slope.
God has given these these people the power to resist the desire for a drink, or a wager.
The desire even has gone, but if by chance alcohol is taken, or a worthless wger made, the addiction is waiting there to take over.
---alan_of_UK on 4/4/07


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John ... # 4 They and millions of other true Christians know that it is the power to resist that God has given them, and that they still have to avoid drinking or wagering, or the addiction will take over again.
God destroys the power of the addiction to control the person's life, but the addiction is still there.
These facts of real people shown that your theory is not true for everyone, however Christian they may be.
---alan_of_UK on 4/4/07


There are good addictions. I won't go into those at this time. Good day.
---catherine on 4/4/07


Addiction is sin. Jesus took all addictions on the Cross.
---Helen_5378 on 4/4/07


YES, any addition is a sin because it puts you into bondage. Must be set free.
---catherine on 4/4/07


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It is known, that a sin is lawlessness. A sin against the law (only the law defines{determines} what is a sin and what is righteousness). There is no law that chocolate addiction is a sin, but it not from the God, it from this world.
---noray8463 on 4/4/07


Jack... I wish you would use Christlike compassion and stop using the term "pop-evangelicals". Anyway, addiction is not a sin, giving into it is. Ask God's help in overcoming it and He will give it. When you fail, ask for forgiveness. Don't give up. You will be free in time with God's help.
---betty8468 on 4/4/07


When approaching ovulation there can be a over whelming urge to eat sweet things this may not necessarily be an addiction but when coupled with habit it would be quite easy to be fooled that this crave is for chocolate rather than noticing that its bought on through ovulation and not out of an addiction of the chocolate it self. Two weeks of every month can be very habitual for some women and not out of sin but hormonal. Which brings on weight gain.
---Carla5754 on 4/4/07


Alan. There are many people who used to be addicts who were delivered and are no longer addicts. To say they will always be addicted means there is no delivering power. We were addicted to sin once and were delivered when we were saved. Now we are no longer addicted to it. We are not a slave to sin anymore and we don't need to be a slave to anything if we are delivered from it. You believe in deliverance don't you?
---john on 4/4/07


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1Cor.6:12 All things are lawful but all things are not expedient. I will not be under the power of any.
Desiring to have chocolate is not a sin but being under it's power (or any other substance) would be.
---john on 4/4/07


If it's socially acceptable among pop-evangelicals (like gluttony, especially at dinner on the grounds), then it's not a sin, is it?

And just what constitutes chocolate addiction? It's a favorite food of fibromyaglics, as there's a substance in it that helps lower the pain.
---Jack on 4/3/07


You may become an addict through sin (e.g.) drinking wine or eating chocolate to excess may lead to addiction)
But being an addict is not a sin, it is a condition... from which you can't escape. You wioll always have the chocolate addictionn (unless perhaps you take aversionn therapy)
The sin is now yielding to the addictive impulses.
---alan_of_UK on 4/3/07


If one over indulges any food, it is a sin. If one overeats it is a sin. But to love to eat something such as chocolate isn't a sin.
---Rebecca_D on 4/3/07


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Addiction is not sin, doing the addictive behavior is the sin. If one is addicted to chocolate, then they should not overeat, or binge on chocolate. The overconsumption of food is the sin, not the addiction.
---Madison1101 on 4/3/07


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