What Does the Bible Say About Recreational Drugs?
….the ones like weed, Crystal Meth, Cocaine etc….
I Corinthians 6:9-10 says
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Be not deceived…no Methuskos (intoxicated ones) shall inherit the Kingdom of God.”
Brothers and Sisters you cannot take any intoxicants and expect to inherit immortality. So, I’d recommend you take little or no chemicals into your system or herbs with hallucinogenic effects.
Now, some people (even Christians) may say
1. Christians spend way too much time trying to manage everyone else’s personal relationship with God, instead of concentrating on their own personal relationship with the Lord.
2. What the other person eats or drinks should not be a concern to the person who loves God with all their heart, unless that person has a problem and is asking for guidance or help.
3. Our job is to be an example, and have a life that the other person would want to emulate! No one wants to emulate someone who is constantly pointing the finger of guilt!
Well, if such a person is doing the wrong things like drinking alcohol, practicing unlawful sexual activities, eating Biblically wrong things, based on scripture, of course the person’s guilty conscience will make them say such things to excuse their own weaknesses.
However, I am not pointing the finger of guilt to anyone, but I am on the contrary seeking to enlighten people on what we should ALL do to better ourselves.
Now, if someone chooses to say in response that I should “Judge not that ye be not judged”, or that “whoever is without sin should cast the first stone.”
Well, no one is judging anyone here, I am simply stating the facts as they apply to ALL of us. Secondly, in regards to the second statement by Jesus in the previous paragraph, I have to say that most people usually take that quote out of context.
Take a look at Leviticus 20: 10-which says: “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife —with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.”
Now, if you read John 8: 1-8 carefully, you will notice that the Pharisees and teachers of the law wanted to kill a lady caught in the act of adultery
3. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”
6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.
7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.
10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
So, why didn’t Jesus allow them to kill the woman since God’s law said to do so in Leviticus 20?
Well, because the law said to kill BOTH persons found in the act of adultery, not JUST the man or woman and no mention is made of the man in this story.
The Pharisees knew this but wanted to see if Jesus would break the law. However, He didn’t and the Pharisees knew they were wrong for trying to get a lady killed by twisting the law of God. (Some Bible Scholars claim that Jesus was actually writing “Where is the man?” when it says in this story that he was writing on the Ground). So, that’s why Jesus said whoever was without sin could go ahead and kill her.
It should also be noted that the end of the story, the Man did say: “Go now AND SIN NO MORE!” Therefore, at the end of it all, the Bible’s take a message here is ultimately to stop sinning in other words Stop Disobeying God.
Now, please read the following verses from the Bible:
Proverbs 9: 8: “So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. BUT CORRECT THE WISE, AND THEY WILL LOVE YOU.”
Proverbs 10:8: “The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.”
What do you notice about them? Well, if you said the wise person loves to be corrected since they view it as an opportunity to grow and improve, then you are right.
I will like to believe that applies to you and me.
Foras Aje is an independent researcher and author of “Fitness: Inside and Out”, a book on improving physical and mental health naturally with a Bible-Based Diet and Exercise. For more information on this book or other natural health tips, visit his site at http://www.bodyhealthsoul.com/
– Isaac B. Singer
This article is written by Foras Aje, an independent researcher and author of “Fitness: Inside and out”, which provides tips on how to improve and maintain your health using all natural methods. For more information on these guidelines: