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Episode 167 • Step 1

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On episode 167 of The Pirate Monk Podcast, Nate and Mark go for a virtual walk with microphones on to discuss the first step of the 12 Steps.


Show Notes

Nate brought up three books worth having in your library.

The Big Book: Alcoholics Anonymous

The Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions

Find Samson meetings here. Find AA meetings here.

The Good Book and the Big Book


Quotes Used

Nate quote Martin Luther from his writing called "Two Kinds of Righteousness." The full quote is as follows:
There are two kinds of Christian righteousness, just as man’s sin is of two kinds. The first is alien righteousness, that is the righteousness of another, instilled from without. This is the righteousness of Christ by which he justifies though faith, as it is written in I Cor. 1:30: “whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” In John 11:25-26, Christ himself states: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me.....shall never die.” Later he adds in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” This righteousness, then, is given to men in baptism and whenever they are truly repentant. Therefore a man can with confidence boast in Christ and say: “Mine are Christ’s living, doing, and speaking, his suffering and dying, mine as much as if I had lived, done, spoken, suffered, and died as he did.”

Scripture Used
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

"You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell."

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