Drug Addiction: the Mystery Begins with Proving

7/23/2016 , 145 Comments


One sensible, prudent, logical, and wise counsel of the Bible is to "prove all things." The intention as stated on the succeeding verse is to hold fast to that which is good and abstain from all appearance of evil.

I Thessalonians 5:21-22 (KJV) 
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

The accumulated knowledge of humanity since time immemorial reflects knowledge of things proven to be good that we have to hold fast to, and evil that we must abstain from. Let us look into an example of a supposedly enlightened one but really is not.

Buddha, the god of the Buddhists and authority of the faith of some one billion people on the planet, died of eating a kind of poisonous mushroom according to the encyclopedia. Buddha, from his name, Siddhārtha Gautama, is simply named "Buddha," that implies he is "enlightened." Buddha means "the enlightened one."

Buddhism, a major world religion, is founded in northeastern India and based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who is known as the Buddha, or Enlightened One.

Originating as a monastic movement within the dominant Brahman tradition of the day, Buddhism quickly developed in a distinctive direction. The Buddha not only rejected significant aspects of Hindu philosophy, but also challenged the authority of the priesthood, denied the validity of the Vedic scriptures, and rejected the sacrificial cult based on them. Moreover, he opened his movement to members of all castes, denying that a person’s spiritual worth is a matter of birth. (Source: Encarta)

Perhaps because of his utter refusal to believe in the God of the Bible, or of his ignorance of the Bible, he portrayed something that is the direct opposite of his famous name "Buddha." If he really was enlightened, he should have been cautious in eating mushrooms – the cause of his death – because not all mushrooms are the same.


While many species of mushrooms are good for humans and may contribute to our well being, it is a known fact in human history that there are poisonous mushrooms. Colors and shapes of mushrooms indicate the edible and warn us of the poisonous ones.

Here are common traits of these poisonous mushrooms:

1. Warts or scales on the cap. Note the off colored "patches" on the top of the picture to the right. These are the remnants of the universal veil that surrounds the mushroom when it is young. Sometimes these patches look more like rows of raised dots, as seen on the pictures further down. 
2. A parasol or umbrella shaped cap. Each of these pictures is a good example of how an amanita cap is shaped, convex like a wide, upside down letter U. Or, for my fellow math enthusiasts, like an inverted parabola! 
3. The presence of a bulbous cup or sac around the base. This rounded cup is called the "volva" and is another remnant of the universal veil. It is often under the ground so you may have to gently dig up the mushroom to see it. The Amanita muscaria (commonly known as a "toadstool") to the left is a great example of this bulbous base.
4. A white spore print. When an amanita cap is placed face down on a dark colored sheet of paper, it will often leave a spore print that is white. 
5. The presence of a ring around the stem.This ring, called the "annulus", is where the partial veil was attached to the stem before it tore apart as the mushroom grew. 
6. Gills that are thin and white. The underside of this example shows the white gills of an Amanita. Just another thing to look for when trying to identify poisonous mushrooms. (http://www.mushroom-appreciation.com/identify-poisonous-mushrooms.html#sthash.9Szkw8P9.dpbs)

Buddha, I am sorry to say, was not enlightened and is not a god by any standard of the Bible. The God of the Bible, for example, had provided clues on mushrooms, and generations of men have established which are poisonous.

An enlightened person is cautious about things that he eats like the Apostle Peter and like the Prophet Ezekiel.

THE ACTS 10:13-14 
13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Note that Peter remembered a principle taught to him earlier, and that was why he refused.

And here’s another principle:

EZEKIEL 4:14 
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.

A thing that poses danger to health and life, and was proven by the generations, must not be proved anymore by anyone using his intelligence and understanding. There is already a universal standard about it.

Drugs (the prohibited ones) are proven to be harmful to the human body. Drugs should be used in exact amount and doses, if the intention is to alleviate or cure humans' sufferings. Although there are drugs that can be bought over the counter, it doesn't mean that drugs that are not prohibited are always safe.

Statin drugs, for example, according to experts' studies, instead of preventing a heart attack may lead to a heart attack. My point is, if drugs not prohibited can cause harm, more so the dangerously harmful drugs tagged as "prohibited drugs."

Statin drugs which intent is to control the production of cholesterol by the liver, also hamper the production of other enzymes like CoQ10 that is necessary in the prevention of a heart attack. Therefore, the supposed intention is not fulfilled.

Trying to prove prohibited drugs is being reckless and insane. Wikipedia says, two of the most used and valuable illegal drugs in the Philippines are methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and marijuana. Between these two, shabu is considered the more dangerous.

Shabu is mixed with substances such as battery acid, cough syrup, and many more.

What does it do?

Aside from altering your sleep, health, hygiene, and negatively affecting every aspect of your life, meth also destroys your emotions. And it does so gradually. At first, you’d think meth improves your life as it enhances your confidence, keeps you active, and makes you lose weight. Meth also causes permanent and even irreversible brain damage. (http://bridgesofhope.com.ph/index.php/2016/05/02/what-is-the-most-dangerous-drug-addiction/)

No wonder it is prohibited. According to research, shabu is powerfully and mysteriously attractive and is rampantly peddled in the streets all over the globe. But the incredibly intense high experienced by the addict from the drug is enough to blot out logic.

As I wrote in a previous blog, there is hope for drug addicts. Now that there are about a hundred of thousands of self-confessed addicts and pushers that surrendered to President Rody Duterte's administration, I want to share biblical wisdom that may give hope and total renovation in the being of a drug addict. Life is precious. There is hope for drug addicts.

ECCLESIASTES 9:4 
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

 More to follow.

Read the second part of this blog here.

145 comments:

  1. To God Be The Glory!!! Thanks be to God!

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  2. there is hope for them��������lalo na kapag nakadinig ng salita ng Dios

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  3. I am proud to say, with God's help and mercy, I have NEVER tried drugs or marijuana in my life.
    And before I could go any further with my vices, which are smoking and drinking, I encountered the Truths of God true the Ang Dating Daan Program. Now, with God's help, I am living a life free of intoxicating vices.
    I am excited to see the partnership of the Members Church of God International and the Duterte Government in rehabilitating the recovering drug addicts.
    To God Be The Glory!!!

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  4. We are witnesses that Mr. Controversy shares biblical wisdom that may give hope and total renovation in the being of a drug addict.

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  5. Amen! Let us help them take back their lives.

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  6. A very timely blog. Thanks be to God!

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  7. Life is indeed precious.
    Thanks be unto God for this blog. It reminds me of a close friend who used to be addicted to drugs; however with God's help and calling, she was able to overcome it. After baptism, all the urges of inhaling prohibited drugs, stopped.

    There is indeed hope for Drug Addicts. ^_^
    To God be the Glory.

    Sis Tiziana Umipig
    From SF Bay Area, California USA

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  8. There is hope. Thanks be to God for another enlightening article. To God be the glory!

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  9. Thanks be to God for another wonderful blog!! More new information to learn.. :) #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  10. I want to share biblical wisdom that may give hope and total renovation in the being of a drug addict. Life is precious. There is hope for drug addicts.

    Thanks be to God
    #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  11. The direct link of drugs to increase incidence of crimes and lives wasted are enough reasons to stay away from it entirely. Thanks be to God i was called in the church in my youth!

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  12. Thanks be to God for this topic. Many drug users might be enlightened by this.

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  13. Thanks Be To God...there is hope for drug addicts

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  14. Overuse of drug has been proven that has side effects such as addiction. What's already proven still serve as mystery to those who wants to prove? Such foolishness! #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  15. I have tried smoking marijuana when I was only 11 years old. I continued using it when there was a chance until adulthood. Due to my curiosity, I have tried, pills, cough syrup and shabu during my teens till my 30's. Although I cannot say that I was a drug addict since I can survive without using them, but I am always ready to try them whenever any substance would be available. I am open with drugs until I was baptized on April of 2000. All of my vices was erased from my system instantly. I thank God for calling me in His true church. I cannot imagine where I would be right now if I haven't heard the voice of Bro Eli Soriano. He is really sent by God for all of us to be save from all the sins of this world. To God be all the glory!!!

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  16. Thanks be to God for this wonderful topic. #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  17. All thanks be unto God!

    Just shows that God has mercy towards all His children whatever their past may be. This Biblical wisdom truly gives hope to drug addicts.

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  18. Thanks be to GOD, I never tried drugs ever in my whole life because of the teachings of GOD through Bro.Eli & Bro. Daniel ! hoping for more sensible blogs to follow! May the LORD bless you always! ��

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  19. The brethren in MCGI can attest to the truth of Bro Eli's writings that there is really hope for drug addicts for some brethren now were once drug addicts too but GOD mysteriously changed them. Indeed, there nothing impossible with GOD. Drugs addicts will just have to surrender not only to government authorities but to GOD and entrust themselves to HIM & put their full trust to what GOD can do for them instead of relying to a fellow man.

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  20. The brethren in MCGI can attest to the truth of Bro Eli's writings that there is really hope for drug addicts for some brethren now were once drug addicts too but GOD mysteriously changed them. Indeed, there's nothing impossible with GOD. Drugs addicts will just have to surrender not only to government authorities but to GOD and entrust themselves to HIM & put their full trust to what GOD can do for them instead of relying to a fellow man.

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  21. Hope is like love,a gift for all of us to receive, especially at times we felt that we lost it all, like those drug addicts who lost their way in life. A timely and inspiring blog filled with words of wisdom that can lift a burdened soul. Thanks be to GOD.

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  22. May all people around the globe read this blog for them to be enlighten and have hope in their hearts. Thanks be to God!

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  23. #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts TO GOD BE THE GLORY! <3 (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

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  24. Thanks be to God for this wonderful topic. To God be the Glory!

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  25. Drug lords and drug pushers are menace to the society but drug addicts are victims. The latter may have hope for rehabilitation.

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  26. To God Be The Glory!!! Thanks be to God!

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  27. Life is indeed precious. Drug addicts need all the support they can get for them to be able to live a new life. By helping them, we are also helping their families and our society in general. #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  28. Love of money is a root of all evil. Drug lords and drug pushers are lovers of money. They can't be rehabilitated in the institution of man.

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  29. habang buhay may pag asa salamat sa Dios loobn makapakinig ang mga addict na mga sumuko ng mga salita ng Dios na syang nagbibigay pag asa.

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  30. There is Hope For Drug addicts! Thanks be to GOD for a wonderful topic! To GOD be The Glory...

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  31. Now more people will hear the Truth, God willing. Salamat sa Dios!

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  32. Where did they get the logic? attempting to do prove something that already proven by many in the time past.

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  33. With the help of our almighty God,there is hope for addicts and for every one.

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  34. I have doubts to some extra-judicial killings that's happening in our country regarding drug related incidents because almost all of them died in same manner which was different to the claims of the relatives. It tells me that the order of battle is shoot to kill. This is cleansing. Their life wasn't so precious anymore. I hope my observation is wrong.

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  35. Salamat po sa Dios sa panibagong pang unawa...samahan po kayong lagi ng Dios Bro. Eli ^_^ V

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  36. It is best for the drug user and drug pusher surrenderees to be required to attend mass indoctrination sessions being conducted by Bro. Eli Soriano as part of the surrenderees's rehabilitation process.

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  37. Precisely!

    An enlightened person is cautious of things that he eats. He is also careful about things that he has to prove. For the wise, things that are already proven to be good or bad need not to be proven anymore. Illegal drugs which are already proven to cause ill and debilitating effects should not be proven anymore by testing it to oneself. Doing so is tantamount to being unwise, reckless and insane.

    But even if a person gets hooked and becomes addicted to prohibited drugs, there is still hope. Total renovation is still possible. Life, even that of drug addicts, is too precious for us to undervalue, ignore and waste. May God help all those who wish to start over with a new life.

    ‪#‎ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  38. A thing that poses danger to health and life, and was proven by the generations, must not be proved anymore by anyone using his intelligence and understanding. There is already a universal standard about it.

    Drugs (the prohibited ones) are proven to be harmful to the human body.

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  39. Life is precious. There is hope for drug addicts. Thanks Be To God for this blog.

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  40. It is best for the drug user and drug pusher surrenderees to be required to attend mass indoctrination sessions being conducted by Bro. Eli Soriano as part of their rehabilitation process by our present government for those surrenderees.

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  41. I never realized how broad this verse is: I Thessalonians 5:21-22 (KJV)
    21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
    22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the reason why I’m not so surprised is because whenever you read or hear how Bro.ELI elaborate something , IT WOULD really ENLIGHTEN YOU. Unfortunately, Siddhartha Gautama (BUDDHA) have already existed long time, before BRO. ELI was born. If he did, he would have been “AN” ENLIGHTENED ONE. Not “THE” ENLIGHTENED ONE. Simply because BRO.ELI does not teach anything that’s not biblical. And what’s really so fascinating about this is the fact that every MCGI have been educated and informed of this simple logic: “You are not the LIGHT if you are only enlightened”.

    Some readers especially the skeptics and the antagonists would probably say that Buddha has nothing to do with DRUGS or DRUG ADDICTION. Actually there is. You just have to be meticulously logical to see the connection. THE KEY TO PACIFY ADDICTION IS TO ABSTAIN FROM IT. And if you ignore the wisdom behind that verse, you would not see the connection, which is – the irony about BUDDHA’s enlightenment. If Buddha believed in GOD and the BIBLE, he would not even be dissuaded to eat the poisonous mushroom because he would have a holy spirit that would make him abstain from it. Having none, manifests that his enlightenment was not even given to him by GOD. That is “IF” he was even enlightened at all. And anyone who is ENLIGHTENED would never even try drugs because the appearance of it is already evil.

    I would admit that I have taken drugs before in the form of ANABOLIC STEROIDS. Illegal drugs in any form would get your mind addicted into it because it makes you think that you meet your needs by doing drugs. I was hooked on it because I was lifting weights. But all wonderful things which are evil inspired are temporal. I thank GOD that I got out of it. When I became an MCGI, I learned that we have to literally take care of our body because it is the temple of GOD. As to the body of church which is the really temple of GOD. Drugs will never make our body HIS temple, be it literally or figuratively. I thank GOD for this ENLIGHTENMENT.

    Thanks be to GOD Bro.ELI for another un-astonishing blog. You are THE ENLIGHTENED ONE because GOD opened your eyes to see all these.
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

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  42. I agree with Bro. Eli "there is hope for drug addicts" if they completely abstain of taking it.

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  43. There is hope after all , To God be the Glory

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  44. Amen! Drug addicts only need to take one step to start a new life, a step forward with the Lord almighty! Thanks be to God!

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  45. Indeed. Life is precious. Thanks be to God for this article Bro.Eli. :)

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  46. Biblical wisdom will definitely give hope and total renovation in the being of a drug addict. Life is precious. There is hope for drug addicts.

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  47. Thanks be to God for this enlightening blog!

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  48. First of all I thank God that He write His wisdom to my heart so I celebrate my second sabath day this comming July 25, 2016. Second a million thanks to God for a preachers he give to us. Now what I understand about this informative blog is about whats buddhism or how this kind of faith fails, because Buddha is not as somepeople now that he is enlightened but whats right is he died of eating poisonous mushroom because of his ignorance about it. Next is about what drugs good and bad effects in the physical and even spiritual human beings, like some drugs like statin drugs and mariwana can do to cure some dease or illments if its use in right dosage, while in contrary some drugs like methamphetamine can slowly damage and may kill person who is in use of it. And last what Ive understand and write in my heart is a Gods told in the bible that you should do to find out the Lords Kingdom for you to know whatvyou should do, not only that but also about being ignorance is a sin. Thanks Be to God.

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  49. Thanks to God for this enlightening topic.

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  50. There is hope for drug addicts.

    ECCLESIASTES 9:4
    For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

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  51. When I was younger I thought of trying out drugs plainly because I was curious. Thanks be to God, He came in the right time; I was saved from all the insanity it could have brought my life had I firmly decided to try it. There is hope. I know there is.

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  52. So many good points,worth reading!!

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  53. our life is precious.. let's put our trust to our Lord Jesus Christ..

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  54. I have friends that are involve into drug addiction, and I know that there is hope for them. People think that being an addict is a crime, but dont see it like that because they are only victims and they need help from us most especially from God.

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  55. Ang kamulatan sa kasulatan ang sadyang maituturing na "ENLIGHTENMENT" o KALIWANAGAN dahil walang panlilinlang sa anumang pahina sa bibliya na makapandaraya.  Kung ang BUDDHA na dini-dios ng mga bilyong ligaw na Tao ay magsusuri lang sa tahasang panlilinlang ng mapagsamantalang mga RELEHIYON, ay matatanto ng mga taong ito na kalapastanganan at kamangmangan ang sambahin ang TAO. Ang BUDDHA na tinuring nilang dios na sa pagkain ng KABUTE nasawi,  ay nagpapatunay lamang na MAY TUNAY NA DIOS na may likha ng lahat ng bagay. Maging ng lahat ng KABUTE.

    Ang taong tunay na naliwanagan ay hindi mapalilinlang sa ANYO NG MASAMA.  Mula sa nakalalasong kabute man hanggang sa kataksilan ng droga na yuyurak sa buhay ng sinomang tao. Dito inihahalimbawa ng Kapatid na Eli ang kainaman ng pagkamit sa tunay na KALIWANAGAN. Kaliwanagan na hindi naaninigan man ng Buddha.  Kaliwanagan na sa banal na kasulatan lamang makikita at mauunawa. Kaliwanagan na TUNAY NA SUGO lang ang ,makapaghahatid.

    Salamat po sa Dios sa isang Kapatid na Eli na sinugo upang hindi na madagdagan ang mga taong nilinlang at malinlinlang ng maraming ANYO NG MASAMA na hindi nakita ni Buddha at ng mga lulong sa droga na nangangailangan ng Kaliwanagan sa lumilha ng liwanag.  Ang Dios ng mga dios.

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  56. I have friends that are involved into drug addiction and I understand their situation. Although most people treat them as criminals causing troubles in the community, but i dont see it in that way, they are only victims of not knowing the effects of drugs to them and being influenced but i believe that there is hope, they need help from us and most especially from God. Through this blog we share the information that can help victims of addiction. Thanks be to God.

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  57. Truly inspiring message : #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts
    Through the new administration of President Duterte, drug addicts and non alike have the hope for a change. Well, also with these inspiring biblical blog by Bro. Eli. It helps a lot more. It's not only giving hope but an info that every individual can think which one would choose religiously. Yes, little by little, this time- the Buddhism which leaded by Buddha. Open minded as you are, you'll definitely know that you're not going to believe it even an inch.
    Thanks to this blog!
    Thanks to Bro.Eli!
    Thanks be to God!

    -From Taguig, Marianne Macafe

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  58. Habang may buhay may pagasa! #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts @Members Church of God International

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  59. Indeed: #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts
    A very inspiring message for drug addicts and non alike because it gives hope for us with the campaign and action from the new administration of President Duterte. A blog like this will help everyone to see the kindness of God for humanity. Every individual do mistakes but we can assure comfort through the words from the bible using by a sensible preacher spreading it. It's not only assurance but also, it opens our mind from choosing what is right from what is wrong. By this time, we definitely know that we shouldn't believe even an inch to the teaching of Buddhism. It sucks to know that an assumed enlightened one died from only a poisonous mushroom. He should know it but then, by the looks of his many statue, he's a voracious eater not even minding what he eats! This should gives the Buddhist to think twice and trice on what to believe.
    Thanks to this blog!
    Thanks to Bro. Eli!
    Thanks be to God!

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  60. in every darkness there is always light..

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  61. This article will help pur society. I recomend to everyone pn reading and following this blog

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  62. The Philippine government and the Pharmceutical companies are the real drug dealers. Prescription and over the counter medication kills more people than people who smokes Marijuana. So you need to tell the government and pharmaceutical companies to stop creating "drug addicts."

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  63. Drugs can never be a solution to our problems. You may forget for a meantime but you'll never escape the burden. :)

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  64. Never waste the chances that were given to us. Never escape you problems with just such thing as drugs for it will never solve your problem and ease the burden. Thanks be to God for this blog helps us to enlighten our minds when it comes with such topics. :)

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  65. prefer what is in the Bible,surely you'll come to know the truth...thanks be to God for the insight trough the wonderful teaching of Bro. eli...To God Be The Glory

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  66. To God be the Glory

    #ThereIsHoprForDrugAddicts

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  67. Amen.There is hope for drug addicts.

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  68. Someone ask me, if how he will stop committing on drugs. Honestly I don't know what to say. Actually persons that are committed on drugs are not a criminals, they are only a victims of drugs. They are committed on it because they are deceived by drugs. Anyways, Thanks be to God to make this blog, it can help our co individuals who are committed on drugs that they have hope to change themselves.

    Thanks be to God :)

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  69. Always cleave to what is good.
    Thanks be to GOD for another informative blog.

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  70. I am really thankful to God that he did not let me and other members of my family be addicted in drugs. Though my father used illegal drugs before due to the influence of his friends, he is not using it now after he got baptized and accept the doctine of God.

    I am forever thankful to our preacher, bro.Eli and Bro.Daniel as an instrument for us to be enlighten by the words of God. Gracias A Dios!

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  71. Salamat sa Dios sa isa nanamang makabuluhang blog!

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  72. This blog helps to enlighten the society especially the community destructed and affected by drugs. I've encountered horrible past with a drug addict. He stabbed my father on his left legs and caused so much trauma in my childhood days. Years passed and I haven't heard any news about him anymore. I hope, that this moment, he is in a good stature and is able to continue tracking a right path. I hope that man, whose life was destructed by drugs, was able to read this blog either intentionally or accidentally.

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  73. This topic enlightened me too much about the drug addicts. Because if you look upon in normal way it's like they are so worst, why they did this to their self. But the logic is they are the one that victims in using it. The pusher to have a sideline and easy to get a money in this kind of illegal way. People doing it because they saw that it is fitted to do to survive this difficult life. The user also many struggles are feel, he cannot solve it as well that's why the best armor he think is to take drugs to forget the problems. People want to leave their problems, that's why drugs attract them. They didn't know their problems are still there and no matter what taking drugs they use still there is. So what the best solution in this problem, I remembered that bro. Daniel said there is a people confront him to help those people that facing this problem. Because the members in MCGI are good people and changed because in the preaching of Bro. Eli Soriano which is the word of God. No people can change what his bad doing only when you accept the word of God. Thanks be to God.
    #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  74. AMEN. GOD IS GOOD.
    To GOD be the glory and A millions thanks to GOD.

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  75. Thanks for this info. I learned something that i didn't heared or read before thank you May GOD Guide you always......

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  76. #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

    My brother was once a victim of being a drug addict, but he did escaped from that cruel addiction. It's very hard especially for the relatives of the victim to cope with the dilemma, because problems always occur during their addiction.

    Kudos to Pres. Duterte for advocating the prevention of drugs here in the Philippines. Though rumors are spreading around about him related to extra judicial killings, but whether he or not be the person behind the killings in drug related cases, I still admire his advocacy anyway.

    Good thing that #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts, knowing what is right, and especially spiritually right could definitely aid somebody who's under the influence of drugs.

    To Mr. Controversy X, two thumbs up! May God always guide and help you.

    To God be the Glory!

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  77. There is hope for addricts! Amen! Another excellent blog by Mr.Controversy, showing compassion and love for our country, by giving us exact information and facts that are written in the bible. Drugs or should i say prohibited drugs will never benefit man and anyone using them should stop as they may end up losing their mind. All is not lost though, as more and more drug addicts and pushers are surrendering day by day. We hope this trend continues and we hope for more informative and enlightening blog from Mr.Controversy.

    #‎ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts‬

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  78. "..there is hope for drug addicts. Now that there are about a hundred of thousands of self-confessed addicts and pushers that surrendered to President Rody Duterte's administration, I want to share biblical wisdom that may give hope and total renovation in the being of a drug addict. Life is precious. There is hope for drug addicts."
    Very well said. I really admired how the author, Bro. ELi, writes to inspire and give hope to people. From the fact that drugs is a current issue, it is really moving! To God be the glory.

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  79. I am very thankful to God for every wisdom He given to us, Nowadays drug addiction is very controversial issue in our country. Our Government focuses on preventing drugs, to avoid different crimes happen in our country. Thanks be to God for our preacher who always teach us and gave us wisdom about the bible.

    But I believe even though that they are using too much drugs, But in their heart they want to change and to start again and to follow God's will , I believe that there is hope for salvation for them. Thanks be to God that in my life I have never experience addiction in drugs, And He always giving us wisdom for all of the situation we encountered. Thanks be to God for this blog , I learn a lot of things.

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  80. First of all Thanks be to God for an opportunity to read this blog. It such a wonderful thing to know different leanings in connection to your topic entitled; "DRUG ADDICTION: MYSTERY BEGINS WITH PROVIDING". It contains varied and erudition literacy that added to my "knowledge".
    First thing is that of being cautious of what they called "enlightened" god of India who is Buddha. Honestly, it was my first time to read about this thing that Buddha died because of eating a kind of poisonous mushroom. Another one is about drugs. Based on your article "Drugs (the prohibited ones)" and that is true! no one could deny it, that some drugs or illegal drugs is prohibited because as we know about illegal drugs it can kill and destroy life and human behavior of a person. Again, it is good to know about this information that you wrote for us to learn and gain something good and different, technically, morally and spiritually. This blog also serve as an awareness for all the people who didn't know what is happening for those issues in our country and serious issues that may encounter or will may encounter in our country Philippines especially about the issue of DRUGS. But then as you've said; "THERE IS HOPE FOR DRUG ADDICTS".

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  81. Thanks be to God! There's hope for drug addicts.

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  82. another blog that proves how profound and authentic the Bible is, Thanks be to God for these knowledge, that even in the deep part of the dark, where minds and bodies are slaved by different drugs, the hope from God still would penetrate.

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  83. Thanks be to God for his wisdom shared with us. This blog can be the tool for the takers of drugs to prevent their addiction because they can use this as a motivation. Drugs is not a recreational doing that you may take it if you are bored or you have a problem this can be taken only for temporary cure or to be calm if you have sick, but drugs like Shabu and marijuana is not a drugs that you want to take 24 hours a day. This is can be able to abuse your brain and your body. I have known someone who is taken a drug and he is our neighbor, he always approaches his mother about on his everyday seeing in their house, he saw always a guy, a girl, and child appearing when he is cleaning their front yard. What's the point is, drug can make you active, but that is only a temporary happiness, and the effect of this on you is to break your own precious LIFE.

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  84. Addiction in any justification is a problem however you put it. Why? Because it is a severe dependency and ultimate obsession over something or someone which just defies the norm of GOD's creation. We were not born to get ourselves addicted on anything at all. There is an abundance of anything we could need to live. A sufficiency of anything we could want. A satisfaction for all that desire. And so to be addicted on something is just an UNFAIR thing for the many creations GOD wants us to enjoy. It is not proper for us to want something so bad that we would risk everything we have just to attain or want something desperately to satisfy us.
    A friend of mine told me that addiction could be channeled properly. Like addiction in reading the bible and addiction to the words of GOD. He also added that Bro.ELI is a bible addict. I beg to disagree. Bro.ELI fell in love with GOD’s words because of his calling. It was not an addiction. Addiction is craving for something your body cannot live without. Bro.ELI’s crave was the fulfillment of his heart and soul. And the desire to share that love to humanity for the salvation of their souls.
    According to addiction.com, there are 10 TOP addictions in the society that most people from all over the world are hooked into. They are namely: 1. Coffee(caffeine soda) 2. Gambling(money or risking) 3. Anger(Terrorism vengeance) 4.Food(Sweet and gluttony) 5.The Internet(Social media) 6.Sex(fornication porn) 7.Alcoholism(intoxication beer) 8.Drugs(meth marijuana heroin) 9.Nicotine(smoking cigarettes) and 10.Work(love for money and job. Career obsession.) Notice that these are all addictions of the flesh. The reason why none of the reasons here is spiritual is perhaps because GOD didn’t want us to be addicted to serving HIM but to be willing to serve HIM with all our heart, mind and soul. And I thank GOD I learned this from the Church of GOD International.
    Thanks be to GOD for a BRO.ELI who introduced me to GOD through the bible.
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

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  85. In this blog, it is right that drug addicts can be cure. It is not literally in an instance but it takes time and patience. I agree on the part that drugs are really harmful to the human body. It is truly impossible that a person who is enlightened by God can't determine the poisonous food to non-poisonous. I believe that God won't let anyone be in danger that's why he makes his own way that people can determine and understand.
    As the platform of our new president, i hope that it is just the beginning of his quote "change is coming". Drug addicts are now surrendering their selves to the recent administration. I hope there are more of these people. But of course biblical words in the bible and faith in God are the powerful and possible way of cure, that can help these people change their lives and renew themselves again to God.

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  86. I thank God because He didnt let me and my family used drugs.
    I believe that #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts and it is not impossible when it comes to God. Drugs are very harmful to the human body. Word of God is a powerful medicine. I hope that the drug addicts will not only surrender themselves to the administration but to God and trust Him and have faith. Thanks be to God.

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  87. Overeating, like what happened to the god of the Buddhist, can kill someone. Same in drugs, when abused, can control you and your rationality and end up creating chaos. Drug addicts are victims of lack of faith, hope, and love, but drug addicts need to realize that there is still hope, they just can't see it.

    One of the most important points that I have learned in this blog is the essence and power of hope. It changed my thinking about giving up on things that I think I can't do and it inspired me to never lose hope.So I believe that this inspirational blog can help change drug addicts and give them hope that they still have a chance to realize, change, and correct their mistakes.
    #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  88. "An enlightened person is cautious about what he eats." I think this is a statement fit for those people who have been curious about drugs but resisted the temptations. These people know what dangers they are going to experience so they stopped thinking about it. There are those people who were affected by drug addiction but with enough willpower and faith, they overcame this addiction and are now trying to have a new life. But there are those people who have little chance of recovery for they do not have enough knowledge, willpower and faith to do so. How will these people acquire these three traits? Read the Bible for the Holy Scriptures teach us many things, believe in God and give us hope. Thanks be to God for this blog for I truly learned something about drug addiction.

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  89. If the greater evil must have greater punishment then I will agree to the order of battle against the drug lords to be shoot to kill because they make the society wicked because of profit. It's like cutting the root of a tree then all the tree die down.

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  90. We must not use drugs like shabu and marijuana, if we don't want to be like the other people who just waste their lives. If we want to be enlightened, Bro. Eli is willing to share biblical words so we must grab the oppotunity to listen to him, if we want to have a better life. It is better to be addicted in listening to the words of God than to be addicted with drugs. The words of God is the only cure to those people who is an addict but willing to change. There's still a hope for drug addicts. I hope they can read the blogs of Bro. Eliseo Soriano. ☺
    To God Be The Glory ! Thanks be to God!

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  91. The effects of drugs in our body is very dangerous. Many people are in to it and keeps on using drugs. Their body is completely affected as well as their families. People who are using drugs ( non medically prescribed drugs) were having a hard time on quiting because they are really addicted to it. But with God's help there's a big possibility for a person to change and turn back to a better person. Another part of this blog strike me was the statement : "An enlightened person is cautious about things that he eats" This denies the implications about Buddha on being the enlightened one due to the reason of being not cautious on what he eats. The statements gave us a lesson as well not just to be cautious on what we eat but on how to speak and interact with others in a Christian way. Thanks be to God

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  92. Illegal drugs can never be good to anyone. Granting, some say that the effects are unexplainable as they get high, but the thing is illegal drugs destroy a person physically, emotionally, socially, and of course spiritually. Thanks be to God that He still gives the people (especiay the drug addicts) hope to repent from their sins. The part that struck me is when mr. Controversy said "Life is precious, There is hope for drug addicts" then adding the verse, Ecle 9:4. So, hope is not only for drug addicts but also to the people that still do evil things. Thanks be to God!

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  93. I felt sad when I found out that one of my relative is a drug addict because I know he's kind, he's just a victim of drug. Now he hides, he killed someone and I believe the reason of it was drug addiction. I hope he could read this blog and be enlighten, for him to change his path and be a drug addiction free. I thank God that I, and my own family are not drug addict, for I have known the true essence of life and not destructing it by such things.

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  94. Thanks be to God for this blog. This blog enlightened me that there is hope for drug addicts. Some peolple used drug to escape from painful or fearful memories, such as sexaul abuse.

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  95. We must give importance to our Life. Life is given by God. Clearly undertood here that we should be aware in everything we eat. Sometimes we do not know that it can harm us.

    I like when this blog goes. Is starts with a brief explanation of what Buddhism and Buddha - who died of eating a dangerous mushrooms. Therefore he is not aware so we can considered that he is not an enlightened one. I also like this line, " An enlightened one is cautious." Then, the explanation of drugs comes next, which Duterte's administration tries to avoid.

    If not all mushrooms are good mushrooms, not all drugs are safe.

    To all drug addicts, there is hope for all of you. Find it so you'll be enlightened.

    This blog is really sensible and beneficial to us who read it. Thumbs up!

    Thanks be to God for wonderful learning!

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  96. I like it when the author stated the story of Buddha's death. It only proves that Buddha wasn't a god at all, but a normal person like us. I agree that not all drugs can cause harm to people, but prohibited drugs are, like "shabu". All in all, I find this blog informative and true since the author used the Bible as one of his references.

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  97. Thanks be to God for this blog.. This blog gives hopes to drug addicts with the help and mercy of God.

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  98. I had a friend before who used drugs for almost a year but by the words of God he stopped to use it and continue his life in a way that is according to what is right.
    By that, I am really thankful to God because my friend's mnd was enlightened that using drugs not give him benefits but it can give him different problems's in terms of his health and for he realzed the true essence of our lives which is to serve the Lord our God.
    Thanks be to God

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  99. Thanks be to God for another topic that you've done for us to know different issues related on illegal drugs or simply drugs especially now in our country Philippines that those drugs was widely spread by different corners in the City. As written in your article, based on Wikipedia ,the two of the most common drugs illegally known here in the Philippines are Methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and Marijuana. I also noticed that when Duterte elected as a president, a lot of people surrendered themselves to confess about something they did in connection of being a drug addict, I think one rationale that I can say here is; they surrendered themselves for them to become a hundred percent free in drugs, by means of counseling and rehabilitation. So, I really agreed when you wrote that THERE IS A HOPE FOR DRUG ADDICTS. I like this topic because another varied and erudition knowledge I added as one of my learnings in life. Thanks be to God.
    #ThereIsAHopeForDrugAddicts

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  100. I always trusted on the Power and Glory of God... I knew He will be the one on top of all things... On all creations... Thanks to God that He gave us a sensible preacher in our time... Bro Eli Soriano clearly explained the Wisdom written in the bible....

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  101. No matter what situation you are in today, know that God’s help is always right there to guide and help you find your way back to His truth. With the help of our preachers, brothers and sisters in faith nothing is impossible. There is always hope for everyone not just for drug addicts but also for those people who were suffering in other addictions. Thanks be to God. #ThereIsAHopeForDrugAddicts

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  102. Thanks be to God for this information that there's still hope for the drug addicts. If those drug addicts read about this it can help them a lot. They just need to change and believe in their self because there still chance for them, even our President are believing, that’s why he gave a chance to those drug addicts to surrender and they will help them to change. But of course if they believe in God it can help them a lot not only in physical but also in their spiritual.

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  103. If food killed the Buddhists' god which overeats, it is also more possible for drugs to kill and to give the urge to kill to people who abuses the substance. Drugs, when abused, are dangerous to the user and its environment because drugs can take away an individual's rationality that could be the cause of chaos.
    I believe that this blog can touch people's heart. So I wish drug addicts can read this blog to help them have faith and hope that they can still change.
    #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  104. I really admire of how this blog written :). People should read the Bible and learn to apply the words of God written in it to our daily lives, because Bible can really change us of what person we are used to. Buddha was a so called "god" in his time.Because of not knowing the words of God the really God in the Bible, he didn't even know how to distinguish of which mushroom should be eaten by him. It is also like the people nowadays, not everyone knows the commandments of God in the Bible and His words that is why most of the people taking the wrong path of life, like for the given example- they uses drugs and became drug addicts. I believe on what the hashtag says on the blog "There Is Hope For Drug Addicts" because if people get to know more about God and His words it is possible that they will not waste their life. To God Be The Glory :)

    #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  105. Thanks be to God for this information that there's still hope for the drug addicts. If those drug addicts read about this it can help them a lot. They just need to change and believe in their self because there still chance for them, even our President are believing, that’s why he gave a chance to those drug addicts to surrender and they will help them to change. But of course if they believe in God it can help them a lot not only in physical but also in their spiritual.

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  106. There is a Hope for Drug Addicts. May God help them to start a new life.

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  107. Thanks be to God for this enlightened blog. Drug users is just a victim they are just hooked and becomes addicted to prohibited drugs, there is still hope for them if they really want to change.

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  109. There is hope for drug addicts. Many drug users might be enlightened if they read about this article. Drug users is just a victim they are just hooked and becomes addicted to prohibited drugs, there is still hope for them if they really want to change. If those Drug addicts and pushers change there is a possibility that it will lessen the dangerous in our society. Thanks be to God to Bro. Eli Soriano for creating this kind of blog. I hope Drug addicts will read this intentionally or accidentally. May God help them to start a new life.

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  110. Glory to God but what about po marijuana or cannabis has been proven beneficial and healthy it is just just being tagged as hazardous due to politics and monetary benefits of the tobacco industry..

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  111. Crab mentality among Filipinos may drag the process of progress that president Duterte envisions. My prayer is that we all stand beside him and ask more people to fight against wrong doing in the society and in the government.

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  112. This blog enlightened me and the society on how the abuse use of drugs can destruct life. People should read Bible to help them to avoid the illegal drugs and especially to know God. I know that there still a hope for the drug addicts because I believe that everyone of us has a hope. Has a hope o change. Drug addicts are victims of Satan and was hooked only by a worldy things. Thanks to God for this blog.

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  113. Salamat po sa DIOS dhil may katulad po ni kapatid Ellie na naghahayag ng katotohanan laki biyaya po satin ito.

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  114. Every person deserves a second chance!

    #ThereIsHopeForDrugAddicts

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  115. Drugs can cause our life miserable in just one use, that's why those drug addicts need to stop using it because drug may cause their life in to death. “Drugs are proven to be harmful to the human body.” Yes it is, some news about drugs are the proof, it can killed people’s life, most of drug addicts can kill fellow man because they are high and lost themselves when they use prohibited one. I’m very thankful that Pres. Duterte has paid attention to it and gives his best to accomplish it. I pray for his success. Bible verses are the proof that Only God can help them to stop using drugs. There’s still hope for drug addicts. Thanks be to God

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  116. There will always be a hope for drug addicts, albeit they've been in a dark past. If government can give hope to these drug addicts through rehabilitation how much more if God gives them hope. Thanks be to God

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