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What does the bible say about smoking pot. I have heard that smoking marajuana is not wrong in the bible but I do know that it is illegal by the land of the law(in our state anyway) No I don't do it but I have some friends that argue with me about it not being wrong. Is it a sin to smoke it?

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Smoking Marijuana is the same sin that smoking cigarettes would be. It causes health problems. I used to smoke frequently (7-10 grams per week) for a number of years for pain and recreational use. I quit once i got saved and turned from living for self and changed to live in the spirit for God. It is also illegal to sell or posess it and the bible tells us to obey the laws of our leaders except where it causes us to sin against God. So the answer is that it clearly is against God.
---Kerry on 5/13/08

Would you place a bullet in a empty gun chamber, spin the chamber and point the gun to your head and press the trigger 5 times?

The same can be said about a Christians trying drugs.
Some may be immune to then or have enough self control to prevent the drugs to become their masters.
Other my get on deep DEEP trouble that will make their Christian life miserable.

If you are thrown to the Lion's dean would you pray as Daniel or would you Fight as David? Which is Biblically correct?
---Mario on 4/28/08

.ryan, Lit. Heb: "Take you also to you the best spices, of pure myrrh five hundred, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, two hundred and fifty, and of qaneh besom two hundred and fifty." Exodus 30:23. Qaneh besom is (botanical: Spartium junceum, also known as Genista junceum). Perennial deciduous shrub. Also called, Spanish Broom. The northen Scotch Broom, which is also called, Common Broom (Cytisus scoparius, also known as, Genista scoparius), is a related broom.
---Eloy on 4/28/08

i would think if its grown naturally, God intended it for medicinal use only. if you look at people who have eating disorders or cancer, it helps them eat and sleep
---Jacqueline on 4/27/08

1 Corinthians 10:23-24 "Everything is permissible-but not everything is benefical-Everything is permissible-but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others."

Exodus 30:22-33:

Moreover the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying: "Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even 250 shekels, and of sweet KINEBOISIN (cannabis) two hundred and fifty shekels.
---Ryan on 3/31/08

One does not need to read scripture to know Marajuana is a mind controling drug not fit for daily consumption as a daily fix, but is a medicine abused by society to epease the mind of the ungodly and is now being considered in Britain as one of the biggest causes for Schizophrenic behaviour in society and govenment is now after legalising it for personal use Uturned for an all time ban when they can sort out the debt/war/mortgage scams they have Also Allowed.
---Carla5754 on 12/26/07

No CHRISTIANS should not somke drugs period. I have friends that started out just taking a few puffs, the general consencious their kids do it and become the next,runners/ drug dealers in the borugh or, 6ft under after a nights shoot out. My father is an addict to both drink and drugs and theres nothing we can do because he sold his family/life for them. Think you can beat it> Try stopping< they're nasty Dirty FOOLISH habits that rule your life and eventually YOUR MIND/SOUL!
---Carla5754 on 12/23/07

Brings people together in love,

Rasta farian party, Non Marriage plenty of women, Control/ oppression of womens rights,uncombed Hair, misquotes scripture, The worship of a man, The idea that Christ was Black ethiopian looking, POT smoking for religious purposes, ban of eating pork, wearing of red,green ,gold, black, very few got jobs, looked down on by majority of races, drug dealers, above all else FALSE RELIGION ! it failed after 1982 when africa was not freed and after the death of Hali Salasi.
---Carla5754 on 12/23/07

we are to obey the law of the land.that means if the law says dont we shouldnt.its in the bible.not for sure where.
---lisa on 12/17/07

I believe we are all blind in many ways. This blog for example list endless replies that are against marijuana, yet Google advertises selling Pot seeds above. Open your mind. This is what weed allows, it brings people together in love, not hate- like many christians are doing today. God didnt want us to live a life devoted to fancy cars and houses for us and our children. Live simple and love life and everyone in it.
---Chris on 7/3/07

Mind altering is the key to a life of simplicity and escape from the devils grip on this world spinning so fast out of control. We have all become so separated and evil through religion and disbelief. We need to unplug.
---Chris on 7/3/07

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I smoked as a child and I can assure you it is a nasty addictive drug howbeit,one mans food(so they say) If is most definitely poison to many. It stinks and is an offensive habit and praise the Lord It will be BANNED in all public places. God is working for the good of his people all the time. No Christian Does drugs. Jesus didn't so why should we!
---Carla5754 on 5/23/07

a very well-respected 19th century preacher smoked cigarettes. In his biography he said "everything he does, he does to the glory and honor of God". He was speaking of smoking cigarettes. I personally know a pastor who smokes right in the church yard. I am sure he smokes inside of the church in his office. Many preachers smoke. Would I do it? No--I have been smoke-free almost 7 yrs. Praise God for it. Very ugly, nasty habit.God set me free. I will stay free.
---Robyn on 5/23/07

Nicotine, sorry about that.

nicotine is addictive to many animals besides humans. Mice will self-administer nicotine and experience behavioral unpleasantries when its administration is stopped. Gorillas have learned to smoke cigarettes by watching humans, and have similar difficulty quitting.
A study found that nicotine exposure in adolescent mice retards the growth of the dopamine system, thus increasing the risk of substance abuse during adulthood.
---Winston on 5/23/07

Are cigarettes a drug, some think nicotene is highly addictive, is that considered a drug? It sets your nerves on edge and lowers your pain threshold.
---Winston on 5/23/07

You love yourself and your desires more than you love JESUS who sacrificed his very desire to live, crucified for your sins, why so you can heap it upon your own lusts. God is not mocked, for what ever you sew you will reap. Love God, with your whole heart, not yourself and your lusts, take up your cross and follow HIM.
---Cynthia_1 on 5/23/07

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I watched an interesting documentary. it was about drugs and mind altaring substances used anciently to seduce and control their sacrifices. people died willingly. they were no longer in control of their thoughts. like prisoners, satan had no obstacles to overcome with them. they went like lambs to the slaughter. many people do drugs today. the H.G. does not dwell in unholy temples. You are on your own. Me, I would rather think clearly and avoid temptation then lose the H.G. to guide me.
---ashley on 5/23/07

In most cases it is for medical purposes. Montel Williams uses Marajuana for his MS. If one has MS or something like that and the only thing that helps is Marajuana, I don't see the problem. It isn't about getting high, it is about taking something that eases the pain. Like with me. Unless God interviens I will always have trouble/pain with the only kidney I have. There are days I hurt so bad I can't do much. I take pain pills to help ease the pain. So what's the difference? Is it a sin? No.
---Rebecca_D on 5/22/07

Robyn: if a person abuses their medication, that is when it becomes a sin. But to say if a person uses Marajuana for medical purposes, and that is the only thing that helps ease the pain. Is it still a sin to you? Just because a person takes Marajuana for having MS, doesn't mean they are a drug addict. A person on METH is a drug addict. Because after one hit, snort, or however they use it, that person is hooked.
---Rebecca_D on 5/22/07

If you have to ask, you know the answer already.

Then i would say: Why would a Christian want to do drugs?
---Tsuanne on 5/22/07

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What can you do for God when you are high and stoned out of your mind on any drug? You go figure. You would be disorderly, speaking out of turn, argumentive,irritating among other ugly and dsigusting qualities. None of these qualities represent God. We are to show an humble, Christ-like Spirit, at all times. No drug addict can represent Jesus doing anything! He/she has to be born again.
---Robyn on 5/22/07

Smoking pot is wrong. But if you choose to participate in this activity. You will have to stand on account of it before the Lord. We do have choices, you know. God does not force us to do anything. I serve God through choice and not through fear and coercion.
---Robyn on 5/22/07

Smoking pot is wrong. But if you choose to participate in this activity. You will have to stand on account of it before the Lord. We do have choices, you know. God does not force us to do anything. I serve God through choice and not through fear and coercion.
---Robyn on 5/22/07

pot is a gift of God. Genesis1:29-31
Christians should try to conduct life in the way that Christ taught us. getting high is part of your evil nature Ephesians 4:17-27 your satisfying earthly desire.
guilty about getting high? God can remove your guilt. 1 John 3:20
Is it ok to just give yourself partially to the Lord? Revelation 3:15-22
There is no definitive answer. But all indications are that if you have become one with Christ, you wouldnt feel a need to get high.
---greg on 5/22/07

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Deu 14:26. Mar 7:15 there is nothing unclean in and of itself.Mar 7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. judge not lest ye be judged?there is a time for everything under the sun. there is nothing new under the sun. smoking has been around forever commonly.G-d would just say smoking is a sin.Bible is extremely specific.G-d can remove a vice easily. abuse of anything is a sin
---Joseph143 on 4/16/07

sumbit to the ordinances of the law in the land you live in. the ordinance of man in my area is if used properly with a medicinal card, andor under supervision of a psychiatrist it is acceptable. abuse wrong. use; okay when medicinaly used. the issue is totally obvious, read the bible once through at a 10th grade level and it plainly states refer to above verses.
---joseph143 on 4/16/07

Pot was'nt even thought of back then, tell your freind that anything that is against the law of the land is wrong, that does tell you in the bible that we need to obey the law of man and our Pray about my friend, God will lead you in life, as long as you surrender to him and ask for guideness.
---michael on 3/13/07

I've read back over a lot of the comments here and I don't hear anyone mentioning cigarettes. I do not use any recreational drugs such as pot, alcohol, or cigarettes. But why would anyone want to deliberatly poison their body?
There are over 4000 chemicals in cigarettes.
400,000 die every year from tobacco products.
We've lost about 3,193 service people in less than 4 years since this war started.

Do the math people ... STOP using tobacco products.
---Chipper on 3/13/07

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Yes, your answer is yes most certainly christians can, and often, do drugs and many other things. We are living in the times of the careless priesthood, Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Let every man work out his own salvation with fear and trembling. I recently heard of a prophet come to such as these, and told them God said if they do not repent, and turn from their wicked ways, they would all die before 6 months. They all did.
---Cynthia_1 on 3/13/07

As others here have mentioned your body is a temple, and the NT is clear that drunkenness is a sin, and so would being stoned. On the Cross, Jesus turned down a substance that was frequently given to dampen the suffering experienced by crucifixion.

Marijuanna damages your brain and does nothing to help your body, therefore, nothing good can come from it. What you want is a clear head to fully worship God and to not lose sight of those in need around you.
---lorra8574 on 3/13/07

Why would anyone want to make their eyes sore/ red,store their brain with carbon monoxide, make their head lite, hallucinate, smell awful and end up with physiological problems in later life beats me. It's not good to smoke anything for personal gratification. The sin is knowing it's wrong to smoke drugs and then doing it regardless.
---Carla5754 on 3/13/07

Drugs and alcohol are distractions from our suffering as human beings. Your lying to yourself if you tell me you dont suffer of something. I think its in Proverbs where it indicates alcohol is for those without hope. But you have Hope.
---Simeon on 3/12/07

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Cheech and Chong made some funny movies, but living that actual lifestyle isn't very funny. "Rocky Mountain High" is folklore for most of us. If you're going to live forever, wouldn't you rather have some memories that aren't "Up in Smoke"?
---ColdTurkey on 3/12/07


Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Lord doesn't want anything get in the way, when He wants to speak to you, with the drug, your mind gets impaired, foggy, not in the right thinking mode , so as not to know what is real and what isn't, and it isn't a good witness to others, if y ou profess to be a christian, God can deliver you, you have to want to give it to him, He has delivered people from a lot of things nothing is impossible for Him. Peg
---peg on 3/11/07

Im a born again believer & strive every day to live as a witness for Christ. My downfall is that I smoke marajuana in the evenings at home. I know its a sin & suffer guilt. I have a family member, a born again believer, who has a drinking problem. In my opinion, jst because alcohol is legal doesnt make it less of a sin than smoking pot. Am I right? Isnt all sin equal? Having a temper, being jealous or having an eating disorder. Isnt sin, sin, no matter what type?
---Justine on 3/11/07

Its funny that people always say dont do that God says "Our body is a temple," when we as a society continue to put our bodies through so much. We eat all this fast food! Feed our children out of dollar menus, Work over 40 hours a week at the office and put so much strain on our mental health, why is it only drugs! Shouldnt anything that could potentially harm our bodies be bad... abusing drugs is NOT good for anybody's body if you use drugs just be disciplined...
---sarah on 3/10/07

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We are to follow Christ's lead. Did Christ abuse drugs. No. So we should not abuse drugs either.
---Rhonda on 3/2/07

people always try their best to justify crucifying Christ all over again. Oh our body is the temple of God, but we can defile it with alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, pot, LSD, etc. anything that causes your mind to perceive anything not clearly is not of God, but is a mind altaring substance to make you follow satan. I do not know how to write it any clearer than that. if people ignor me, fine tell that to God at judgement day.
---Dave on 3/2/07

Fresh Fire Ministries, Evangelist Todd Bentley X-drug addict, he can give you an earful, If you can get past his tatooes and piercings, you gotta love him. Hes got Pod casts, you can hear him now online, You will not regret it, You'll be glad you did.
---Cynthia_1 on 3/2/07

psalms:104:14-16 reads God put grass on earth for catttle to eat and grow, and herb for the service of the man that he may bring forht foos. so we can interpet how we feel only God knows
---carlos on 3/2/07

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in regards to that last reply, if you want to use caffeine as an example against pot, please realize that caffeine itself is a drug. secondly, for those of you using passages, please try to keep them in context. i am against smoking pot, but arguing that point from passages that say nothing even remotely related to it doesnt help at all. if you want a good verse, check out I Pt. 4:7, and read the entire passage.
---kevin on 2/8/07

Cannabis Sativa is not an herb? It was not meant to be used like oregano, sugar, caffine, dill or any other spice?
---Ryan on 2/3/07

Genesis 1:29 talks about food, not pot.
---Helen_5378 on 2/3/07

"Pot IS mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 1:29"-Leslie

Genesis 1:29 is referring to fruits and vegetables. At least thats my understanding of it.
---Kay6588 on 2/2/07

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To Our Holy Father God, we are special and dearly loved; In II Corinthians 3:16, we read Don't you know that your body is God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? We destroy God's heavenly Creation, by our lifestyle of alcohol, and Drugs(cigarettes are included!). Since we are created out of God's faithful,undying Love,it is important to love ourselves and not "grieve the Spirit",which is empowerment of the Lord.
---rosem4839 on 2/2/07

Leslie, are you saying that it would be okay to eat pot? Like in brownies? Because when a person eats pot they get higher than if they smoked it!
---sue on 2/2/07

Pot IS mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 1:29, it is for food, NOT to smoke! If you smoke pot you are NOT a Christian, but a lawbreaker. Doing drugs (pot, alcohol, etc.), can also lead to demon possession as well as many medical problems and even death. I know many people who have died from stomach cancer from alcohol, and emphezema from smoking. I also know many people who have died from pot use and other drug use.
---Leslie on 2/1/07

Your question is, "Can Christians do drugs?"
The answer is "Yes." They can.

"Should" Christians do drugs? The answer is NO!!!!
---Pat on 2/1/07

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*Hey Matthew, you are kidding around about the cigar thing not being a sin, right? Because if Jesus sat down in your room and you offered him an 'occasional' cigar, what do you think he'd say?*

Yep, you got me. =)
---Matthew on 1/31/07

Matthew asked: "If Jesus walked in your room, sat down and you offered Him a cigarette, what do you think he would say?"

I think He'll politely tell me: "Thanks, but I don't smoke" :))
---Caring on 1/31/07

Hey Matthew, you are kidding around about the cigar thing not being a sin, right? Because if Jesus sat down in your room and you offered him an 'occasional' cigar, what do you think he'd say?
---sue on 1/31/07

Matthew - ("If Jesus walked in your room, sat down and you offered Him a cigarette, what do you think He would say?") -- I think He would reply "My child, I took those cigarettes on the Cross for you".
---Helen_5378 on 1/30/07

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If Jesus walked in your room, sat down and you offered Him a cigarette, what do you think he would say? There is your answer. We are supposed to glorify God in all things and glorify God in our body. Can you imagine glorifying God through smoking? It can't either. We are not supposeed to be mastered by anything. No addictions. So moderate Cigar smoking might not be a sin.
---Matthew on 1/30/07

anonymous, God didn't tell us to drive a car or to use the computer but we do.
---Caring on 1/30/07

sue: As a human, you did not understand. If something is not good for the children, it is not good for the adult.
---Steveng on 1/28/07

Steve: why are you asking about little kids smoking ciggs and doing drugs? Of course I wouldn't let my child do this.But what does that have to do with anything? I asked my kids a long time ago if they would do certain drugs if they were legal and they said no.Just because a drug is legal does not mean kids will do them.Matter of fact just the opposite is true.Kids romanticize about drugs and because they are illegal, do them.
---sue on 1/28/07

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God didn't tell us to "smoke"

God told us to be on fire "hot" for Him
Acts 2
---anonymous on 1/27/07

"Those who rely on worldly medicines are weak in the faith and deny the power of God to heal."

Steveng, who says? I rely on medicines and I'm far from being weak in faith. Sometimes God accomplishes His will and purpose through doctors and medicine. And sometimes it isn't God's will for an individual to be physically healed.
---Kay6588 on 1/27/07

Caring - Jesus Christ took away my Alcoholism totally. On 5/10/81 I had only one year to live! He took the whole desire for Alcohol right away. Then about 3 years ago, He set me completely and instantly free from the horrible addiction to cigarettes. All I did was confess it as a sin and told Him that I believed He took my cigarettes on the Cross. I was then free. Hate them now.
---Helen_5378 on 1/27/07

I don't drink and never smoked marijuana or did drugs but unfortunately, I smoke cigs and wish I never started this horrible habit.

If anyone is considering starting drugs, cigs or drinking, I urge him/her to think it over wisely and stop before it's too late.
---Caring on 1/27/07

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#1 augusta, Your drinking prowess is probably comparable to my pot smoking in my wildest days. I was never very tolerant of alcohol I was known as the 3 beer kid (Becasue that was all it took me to get drunk). But weed was always very mellow, no hollucinations no crazy mental delusions just got real hungry and evantualy took a nap. Marijuana is a plant. Tobacco is a plant and alcohol is a fermentation process of grains and fruits.
---Ryan on 1/26/07

#2 augusta, Some people react differently to all of these substances but the bible only mentions alcohol specifically, other than that it says, 'be ye sober minded' so does this exclude even medicinal pharmaceuticals? Whate about valume, anti-depressants, morphine & viagra. What about gluttonous behaviors with substances such as caffine, certain types of food, sugar and their long term damage to the body?
---Ryan on 1/26/07

Would you allow a child of seven years smoke pot? smoke a cigarette? drink alcohol? Why? Why not?

Concerning medicine: Those who rely on worldly medicines are weak in the faith and deny the power of God to heal. Those who are strong in the faith should not condenm the weaker Christians.
---Steveng on 1/26/07

*Alcohol is much, much more dangerous than marijuana. Why is alcohol legal and not pot?*

Sue, back in my wild days I could drink a 300 lb. man under the table. But just a few tokes of a joint was like an LSD trip for me. I would get so disoriented and out of it it would scare me to death. I couldn't even imagine driving in that condition. That's what makes me say keep it illegal. But I understand what you're saying about alcohol too - it's a matter of tolerance.
---augusta on 1/26/07

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I still know that alcohol is way more dangerous and addicting than pot. Pot is like everything else, as long as you dont overdue it, it's fine.
---sue on 1/26/07

Smoking Pot is not really submising to our authorities in this case government...if it did become legal than i would say that it can become very psychologically addicting to the point where we want it more than God...
---mark_b. on 1/25/07

I agree with JIM.
---lynet on 1/24/07

Lord, have mercy on these, who like to smoke dope. You have got to be kidding me.

Do you drive a moving vehicle? Do you have children that watch you smoke? Did you smoke while pregnant? You are deceiving yourselves if you think it does not cause brain damage. Pot is not a prescription for raising children; or part of a Christian's testimony.
---Cat_in_Hat on 1/24/07

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julie...thats satan telling you those lies.I smoked weed for 30+ yrs.and cigerettes on top of that.Through GODS Grace i quit smoking weed in april 06 when i accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior and put the cigs.down jan.1 07. Praise GOD.
1 CORINTHIANS 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
---JIM on 1/24/07

The bible says be ye sober minded. It also says all things are lawful but not all things are profitable. The issue of smoking pot is a quandry. The bible says we are to be good citizens and obey the laws of the land, so if you are in California, where pot is legal, is it o.k to use this narcotic? But the federal law still has a ban on cannabis sativa and we know federal law supercedes state law, wow, what a predicament for pot smoking Christians who live in Cali.
---Ryan on 1/24/07

I am a christian and I smoke pot. Nowhere in the bible does it say that if you smoke you are a sinner, or an unbeliever. People just get the wrong impression. Marajuana is a natural substance, not man-made, and it was put here for a reason. To be smoked and enjoyed.
---julie on 1/24/07

The u.k. should not have changed the classification for cannabis. Instead they should have been prepared to spend as much as necessary finding out why so many people with Multiple Schlerosis find that it helps them. Moves are now being made in that direction but people could have been helped years ago with this God given plant if common sense had been used sooner. Some things should be legal BUT only on prescription and cannabis might soon be in that category.
---m.p.a. on 1/7/07

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Alcohol is much, much more dangerous than marijuana.Why is alcohol legal and not pot? It has been proved than marijuana has helped many people who have cancer. I think it is givin when the person is taking kemo treatments, to help keep food down.I, myself, do not like pot, but I believe it should be legal.
---sue on 1/5/07

I do not blieve that there is one single plant growing on the earth that does not have a good use. God would not have given them otherwise. To say that if there was a good use scientists would have found it by now is ridiculous. Scientists make new discoveries every day regarding things that have been at our disposal for centuries. The knowledge that our forefathers had was discovered through experimenting with plants and ancient herbalists knew things that modern science is only just 'discovering'.
---m.p.a. on 1/5/07

Often when people smoke pot they are putting other people's saftey at risk witch is a sin.
---Katie on 1/5/07

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