Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith
What a vast array of drugs are available to us here in this lucky country.
How privileged we are, bearing in mind that many people overseas are dying through a lack of these same life-saving drugs.
But in Australia there is also a dark side. Many of our own citizens are dedicated to the misuse of these precious medications, criminals are profiting from illegal drug-trading, and people’s lives are being destroyed by over indulgence.
The Bible says that man is wholly tainted by his sinful nature.
The drug scene certainly confirms this. Here we are busily turning God’s blessings into curses
Now while discussion on drugs is often negative – centred on abuse and the subsequent anti-social behaviour involved – we need to remember that some mind-bending can be thoroughly positive, such as “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10.5.
Look what benefit this brings. He “will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord!” Isaiah 26.3 (Living Bible)
So while be involved in a “high” that has a sting to it when something far superior is available to us free?
GOOD NEWS IN BRIEF
Jesus said, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.”John 10.10 (Living Bible).
(I am a writer based in South Australia who has been privileged over many years to write columns for city and country newspapers in Australia. My simple goal has been to share good news and hope with a world sorely lacking in both.
I hope as you visit these pages that you will find encouragement and stimulus for thought. I have discovered through all the ups and downs of life that contentment is to be found in relationship with God. May you gain glimpses here of the same reality.
Welcome to this website! Ken Packer)
Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format now in alphabetical order which can be downloaded.