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Is Smoking Weed As A Christian A Sin?
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
Before I go into depth and spit out facts about this topic let me first say that I am in no way or shape putting this out here to insult anyone or rub anyone the wrong way. I am simply here to speak the truth and possibly open up the minds of those who might be curious in knowing how smoking weed can affect our walk with Christ? As we all know God has given us free will. We have the choice to choose to live righteously according to him or do whatever we want through the world.
I know some of you will read this and wonder where in the Bible does it talk about weed. Before I go into context let me just say that I have experimented with weed once in college and honestly the experience I had made me come to the conclusion that weed is demonic because at that moment I felt like I was floating on air and I could hear the voices and minds of others when I was under the influence. Now you can’t tell me that such thing isn’t controlled by the devil. What is not good for you will destroy you eventually.
Now back to the bible…Although, the Bible does not specifically mention the word marijuana, pot or even weed…if you spend enough time in the Word of God you will see that the Bible indirectly show us that smoking weed is a sin and it’s not something Christians should normalize. If you truly serve God and you want to live according to his Will…Then you’ve got to let MARY JANE gooooo! The Bible says, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (Philippians 4:8)
Here are some Bible verses that might expand your mind and allow you to see what God considers appropriate when it comes to our behavior:
1. Be sober minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
2. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler–not even to eat with such a one. (1 Corinthians 5:11)
3. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
4. Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, (Titus 3:1)
5. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, (Ephesians 5:18)
At the end of the day what you inhale or put in your body does matter and can affect you in the long run. These verses above clearly show us that smoking weed daily to get high, for fun and for any non-medical reason is not appealing to God. If getting drunk off wine is a sin what makes you think getting high from marijuana isn’t? Think about it? It does affect your state of mind and being. True life example of how weed can affect your mindset, an ex-friend once told me that every time she smokes weed she can walk through walls just like Jesus Christ can walk through water. My first thought was this child is crazy! But then I realized that she has opened a door for the devil to come in and use her. Since that day my spirit did not feel comfortable being around her.
The Bible also has this interesting verse: Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
The word sorcery above was highlighted and underlined in this verse because “sorcerers” in the olden times used to use herbal and odd concoctions to induced drug highs. In fact, the word use in the Bible for “sorcery” is pharamakeia, which is where we get our modern word “pharmacy.”
Just based on those verses alone (and there are other similar verses to be found), it becomes quite clear that smoking pot, being a drunk, or doing any behavior which causes a person to become “high” for recreational purposes is wrong, probably illegal, and definitely a sin.
How do you expect to help souls as a child of God with a cloudy, high and unclear mind?
Think about it