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Is Smoking Marijuana A Sin? Christian Perspective!

 
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First off before anyone reads this! I am a christian and Jesus is my Savior! I am sorry if you don't share my beliefs and i don't mean to offend anybody! Just looking for an answer and if you are not a christian you can still read this and answer! Thank you everyone!

Is smoking marijuana a sin? First off let me tell you a little about myself! I am 22 years old and I love Jesus with all my heart, hes the reason i live and have the urge to continue to live! I am patiently waiting for his return to gather us up to be with him! Over the last 2 years of my life I made a complete U turn, basically I was clubbing 3-4 times a week, having pre-marital sex, getting smashed 3-4 times a week (goes along with the clubbing) you know basically the life that we are all told is the fun and cool life to live! I was born into the church and attended my whole life but never took it seriously at all, Just basically thought o well if this Jesus guy is real then ill just go to church once a week and be ok! I thought i was safe but was really living no better than anybody else and not being an example to others. I started smoking week at 19 years old and would say i smoke about 1-2 joints a day (usually at night cuz it relaxes me and i like to munch out lol) So basically to cut this story short, took a step back at my life and changed it! I started reading the bible for the first time in my life at 20 years old and it changed my life! I felt the spirit of god and it was the greatest feeling ever! I got baptized about 6 months ago and it was great, I always put it off because i was embarrassed of going to the front and getting baptized in front of a church attendance of around 500 people! So basically through this whole experience and even though i have been raised in the church my whole life and knew almost every story in the bible I found my newly found faith and Found Jesus my savior!

I live my life to the best of my ability and have cut off basically everything in my life that was sinful! including the hardest thing Sex! Keep in mind i am in a 4 year relationship with my girlfriend and I wasn't living as a christian for about 3 of those years! so it was very hard to cut the sex out until marriage! It was hard but it felt wrong and i knew i was sinning intentionally!

So to the question! I still smoke weed, i enjoy having a joint before bed and i dont feel like i am sinning when i am doing this at all! God created all things good and i see nothing wrong with marijuana!

pretend the media never existed, and you never heard of marijuana before! If you were to see somebody roll up this plant and smoke it would you look at them and be like o my you sinner! how could you smoke that plant! I see nothing wrong with it as long as you use it properly, the bible states nothing is wrong with it and it doesn't affect my life negative at all!

Nobody can give me a concrete answer and I am always left wondering and praying for god to let me know if this is a sin! please help! any fellow Christians out there with any thoughts on this? thank you!!
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has to do nothing with a christian....
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if it is a sin will that stop you? god isn't going to make you burn and suffer for eternity

for smoking a plant. nor will "jesus" return from the dead as a zombie to smite the pot smokers. so I'd say you're pretty safe OP and this is a retarded question IMHO
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First off before anyone reads this! I am a christian and Jesus is my Savior! I am sorry if you don't share my beliefs and i don't mean to offend anybody! Just looking for an answer and if you are not a christian you can still read this and answer! Thank you everyone!

Is smoking marijuana a sin? First off let me tell you a little about myself! I am 22 years old and I love Jesus with all my heart, hes the reason i live and have the urge to continue to live! I am patiently waiting for his return to gather us up to be with him! Over the last 2 years of my life I made a complete U turn, basically I was clubbing 3-4 times a week, having pre-marital sex, getting smashed 3-4 times a week (goes along with the clubbing) you know basically the life that we are all told is the fun and cool life to live! I was born into the church and attended my whole life but never took it seriously at all, Just basically thought o well if this Jesus guy is real then ill just go to church once a week and be ok! I thought i was safe but was really living no better than anybody else and not being an example to others. I started smoking week at 19 years old and would say i smoke about 1-2 joints a day (usually at night cuz it relaxes me and i like to munch out lol) So basically to cut this story short, took a step back at my life and changed it! I started reading the bible for the first time in my life at 20 years old and it changed my life! I felt the spirit of god and it was the greatest feeling ever! I got baptized about 6 months ago and it was great, I always put it off because i was embarrassed of going to the front and getting baptized in front of a church attendance of around 500 people! So basically through this whole experience and even though i have been raised in the church my whole life and knew almost every story in the bible I found my newly found faith and Found Jesus my savior!

I live my life to the best of my ability and have cut off basically everything in my life that was sinful! including the hardest thing Sex! Keep in mind i am in a 4 year relationship with my girlfriend and I wasn't living as a christian for about 3 of those years! so it was very hard to cut the sex out until marriage! It was hard but it felt wrong and i knew i was sinning intentionally!

So to the question! I still smoke weed, i enjoy having a joint before bed and i dont feel like i am sinning when i am doing this at all! God created all things good and i see nothing wrong with marijuana!

pretend the media never existed, and you never heard of marijuana before! If you were to see somebody roll up this plant and smoke it would you look at them and be like o my you sinner! how could you smoke that plant! I see nothing wrong with it as long as you use it properly, the bible states nothing is wrong with it and it doesn't affect my life negative at all!

Nobody can give me a concrete answer and I am always left wondering and praying for god to let me know if this is a sin! please help! any fellow Christians out there with any thoughts on this? thank you!!
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Using drugs and alcohol is not a sin. what you do while under those and other substances is what matters. That is why you use these substances with responsibility.
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I think that you really know the answer to this question, but I will give you the short and long version.

1. Short version. Yes, smoking marijuana is a sin. The definition of "sin" is "missing the mark". Using any mild-altering substance (alcohol, pot, any other non-prescribed medication) is altering your brain chemistry and by definition "a sin".


2. Long version. Why is altering my brain chemistry missing the mark? Doing anything that harms your body is missing the mark. Your body is the temple of Christ.

When did my body become the temple of Christ?
Under the old testament, animals were sacrificed for mankind's "missing the mark or sin". People brought animals to the temple and the priest went into the "holy of holies" and sacrificed these animals to God so that mankind could be forgiven. (OLD TESTAMENT WAY)

Under the new testament, Christ did away with the sacrifice process and BECAME our eternal sacrifice, for our past sins, our present sins and our future sins. So we went from having animal sacrifice to Christ being our eternal sacrifice. (that is why he had to die on the cross).

Now, since we don't sacrifice animals anymore, Christ also did away with the idea that we had to go to the holy of holies temples and pray through a priest. With Christ, our body now BECOMES the temple and Christ lives IN us. So because Christ is now residing IN us -- we have to keep the temple as clean as possible. Christ also did away with the idea that we have to pray through priests -- now we have a direct line from our prayer directly to God through Christ -- not through priests.

So -- the reason you cannot smoke pot, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or anything else detrimental to your health is because your body, once you accept Christ as your savior, now becomes a holy temple and should not be defiled.

Having said all that -- I think you already knew this answer but you wanted to see it in print.

Here is your sign.

In love.
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I understand your situation. I used to smoke weed and read my Bible at the same time. I was a Christian and wanted to live my life in freedom and victory, but I smoked cigarettes and I loved weed. That was the hardest thing for me to give up.

When I smoked pot, it opened my spirit (unnaturally) and I could "feel" the spiritual world. In fact, it was the only time I actually "felt" anything from God. (At that time). My understanding was heightened, and everything seemed to be so much clearer.

The operative word there is "seemed to" be clearer. It really wasn't. My spirit was open, but I was yielding control of areas of my life to satan. I wasn't really benefiting from what I was doing except bringing deeper conviction and guilt into my life with no way to get rid of it.

There is one thing about God and sin. It's not sin if you don't know it's sin. But if you ask whether it's sin or not then you are admitting to yourself that you really do know it is. You're just look for someone to "give you permission" to do it. We are accountable to what we know. And the truth is when you smoke pot your thinker never turns off and you always mull over the real issues of life. This is one you can't outrun.
I will pray for you that God will reveal the truth. Just remember. God does know that you know.
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every substance has a purpose.
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What's not a sin in Christianity..

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Man youre a disgrace to the rest of us stoners, get high enough to SEE PAST RELIGION next time? Being christian is for dumb old fucks who got indoctrinated by the system so hard the shit is physically impossible to get out of their heads.. but a motherfucking 22 year old completely brainwashed by religion, worshiping an idol and expressing his love for his lord jesus christ, you fucking disgust me and I'm only a couple of years older than you
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Marijuana is the idol your worshiping. I had the same question and prayed that the Lord Jesus Christ would reveal his truth to me about this plant. I was directed to this verse

Romans 1:25

They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen
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Everything is a sin from a Christian perspective.
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What's not a sin in Christianity..

hell_boy
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You beet me to it! rockon
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Here is my take: Smoking marijuana is a sin only because it is illegal. Breaking the law IS a sin, unless it conflicts with God's law. Which abstaining from drugs does NOT.

If it were legal, I don't believe it would be a sin. As long as it were used responsibly, and in moderation. Just like alcohol.

But the fact remains that for now, it is against the law.
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I have never smoked Marijuana but I'll tell you how I feel about it. Most of my friends smoke it. I'd rather be around someone who smokes pot than someone that drinks and I do drink occasionally.

My opinion is smoking Marijuana is not a sin in itself because it is natural. But having said that I would say you are responsible for your actions and if you buy Marijuana from a dealer then you are sinning. The reason is because you are responsible for putting money into the hands of murdering swine. They use your money to arm themselves and kill others over turf. You fund them and you will be held accountable for that sin.

Now if you grow your own then thats another story. You are not funding murderers if you grow your own.

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Everything is a sin from a Christian perspective.
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Very sad to see how inaccurate the Christian education of so many has been.
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If you're still a Christian you haven't smoked enough.
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Man youre a disgrace to the rest of us stoners, get high enough to SEE PAST RELIGION next time? Being christian is for dumb old fucks who got indoctrinated by the system so hard the shit is physically impossible to get out of their heads.. but a motherfucking 22 year old completely brainwashed by religion, worshiping an idol and expressing his love for his lord jesus christ, you fucking disgust me and I'm only a couple of years older than you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2458875


Marijuana is the idol your worshiping. I had the same question and prayed that the Lord Jesus Christ would reveal his truth to me about this plant. I was directed to this verse

Romans 1:25

They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen
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even if Marijuana is something that is worshipped (i disagree) at least its something real that you can see, touch, and something you can become one with.
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I believe if it were legal, it would not be sinful.
Drinking a little wine or beer is not a sin, but becoming intoxicated to where your drinking affects others around you is a sin.
So, if you put your family at risk because you are doing something illegal, then it's sinful. Even if you aren't married, or don't have children, you still have parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends who would be affects if you got arrested.

I don't believe that marijuana is harmful to the human body, mind or spirit.
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First off before anyone reads this! I am a christian and Jesus is my Savior! I am sorry if you don't share my beliefs and i don't mean to offend anybody! Just looking for an answer and if you are not a christian you can still read this and answer! Thank you everyone!

Is smoking marijuana a sin? First off let me tell you a little about myself! I am 22 years old and I love Jesus with all my heart, hes the reason i live and have the urge to continue to live! I am patiently waiting for his return to gather us up to be with him! Over the last 2 years of my life I made a complete U turn, basically I was clubbing 3-4 times a week, having pre-marital sex, getting smashed 3-4 times a week (goes along with the clubbing) you know basically the life that we are all told is the fun and cool life to live! I was born into the church and attended my whole life but never took it seriously at all, Just basically thought o well if this Jesus guy is real then ill just go to church once a week and be ok! I thought i was safe but was really living no better than anybody else and not being an example to others. I started smoking week at 19 years old and would say i smoke about 1-2 joints a day (usually at night cuz it relaxes me and i like to munch out lol) So basically to cut this story short, took a step back at my life and changed it! I started reading the bible for the first time in my life at 20 years old and it changed my life! I felt the spirit of god and it was the greatest feeling ever! I got baptized about 6 months ago and it was great, I always put it off because i was embarrassed of going to the front and getting baptized in front of a church attendance of around 500 people! So basically through this whole experience and even though i have been raised in the church my whole life and knew almost every story in the bible I found my newly found faith and Found Jesus my savior!

I live my life to the best of my ability and have cut off basically everything in my life that was sinful! including the hardest thing Sex! Keep in mind i am in a 4 year relationship with my girlfriend and I wasn't living as a christian for about 3 of those years! so it was very hard to cut the sex out until marriage! It was hard but it felt wrong and i knew i was sinning intentionally!

So to the question! I still smoke weed, i enjoy having a joint before bed and i dont feel like i am sinning when i am doing this at all! God created all things good and i see nothing wrong with marijuana!

pretend the media never existed, and you never heard of marijuana before! If you were to see somebody roll up this plant and smoke it would you look at them and be like o my you sinner! how could you smoke that plant! I see nothing wrong with it as long as you use it properly, the bible states nothing is wrong with it and it doesn't affect my life negative at all!

Nobody can give me a concrete answer and I am always left wondering and praying for god to let me know if this is a sin! please help! any fellow Christians out there with any thoughts on this? thank you!!
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you are totally fucked up in the head
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From what I have read, Christ gave barrels of wine to already drunk people. So he can't be against a little intoxication.

Your supposed to love your neighbor. You can't do that if you endanger their lives, so avoid driving, operating machinery, or watching small children while using any mind altering substance.
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I think that you really know the answer to this question, but I will give you the short and long version.

1. Short version. Yes, smoking marijuana is a sin. The definition of "sin" is "missing the mark". Using any mild-altering substance (alcohol, pot, any other non-prescribed medication) is altering your brain chemistry and by definition "a sin".


2. Long version. Why is altering my brain chemistry missing the mark? Doing anything that harms your body is missing the mark. Your body is the temple of Christ.

When did my body become the temple of Christ?
Under the old testament, animals were sacrificed for mankind's "missing the mark or sin". People brought animals to the temple and the priest went into the "holy of holies" and sacrificed these animals to God so that mankind could be forgiven. (OLD TESTAMENT WAY)

Under the new testament, Christ did away with the sacrifice process and BECAME our eternal sacrifice, for our past sins, our present sins and our future sins. So we went from having animal sacrifice to Christ being our eternal sacrifice. (that is why he had to die on the cross).

Now, since we don't sacrifice animals anymore, Christ also did away with the idea that we had to go to the holy of holies temples and pray through a priest. With Christ, our body now BECOMES the temple and Christ lives IN us. So because Christ is now residing IN us -- we have to keep the temple as clean as possible. Christ also did away with the idea that we have to pray through priests -- now we have a direct line from our prayer directly to God through Christ -- not through priests.

So -- the reason you cannot smoke pot, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or anything else detrimental to your health is because your body, once you accept Christ as your savior, now becomes a holy temple and should not be defiled.

Having said all that -- I think you already knew this answer but you wanted to see it in print.

Here is your sign.

In love.
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Wrong. Smoking funny ciggs has never killed anyone and won't shhorten your life. Neither will a few beers a day. However eating shitty food will. Therefore eating fast food is a sin and smoking purple flowers is not. I WIN!
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Here is my take: Smoking marijuana is a sin only because it is illegal. Breaking the law IS a sin, unless it conflicts with God's law. Which abstaining from drugs does NOT.

If it were legal, I don't believe it would be a sin. As long as it were used responsibly, and in moderation. Just like alcohol.

But the fact remains that for now, it is against the law.
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you christians are the dummest lot I`ve ever seen.
go fuck yourselves
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Every time you smoke pot god kills a kitten, no shit!
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I think that you really know the answer to this question, but I will give you the short and long version.

1. Short version. Yes, smoking marijuana is a sin. The definition of "sin" is "missing the mark". Using any mild-altering substance (alcohol, pot, any other non-prescribed medication) is altering your brain chemistry and by definition "a sin".


2. Long version. Why is altering my brain chemistry missing the mark? Doing anything that harms your body is missing the mark. Your body is the temple of Christ.

When did my body become the temple of Christ?
Under the old testament, animals were sacrificed for mankind's "missing the mark or sin". People brought animals to the temple and the priest went into the "holy of holies" and sacrificed these animals to God so that mankind could be forgiven. (OLD TESTAMENT WAY)

Under the new testament, Christ did away with the sacrifice process and BECAME our eternal sacrifice, for our past sins, our present sins and our future sins. So we went from having animal sacrifice to Christ being our eternal sacrifice. (that is why he had to die on the cross).

Now, since we don't sacrifice animals anymore, Christ also did away with the idea that we had to go to the holy of holies temples and pray through a priest. With Christ, our body now BECOMES the temple and Christ lives IN us. So because Christ is now residing IN us -- we have to keep the temple as clean as possible. Christ also did away with the idea that we have to pray through priests -- now we have a direct line from our prayer directly to God through Christ -- not through priests.

So -- the reason you cannot smoke pot, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or anything else detrimental to your health is because your body, once you accept Christ as your savior, now becomes a holy temple and should not be defiled.

Having said all that -- I think you already knew this answer but you wanted to see it in print.

Here is your sign.

In love.
 Quoting: aviatrix


Wrong. Smoking funny ciggs has never killed anyone and won't shhorten your life. Neither will a few beers a day. However eating shitty food will. Therefore eating fast food is a sin and smoking purple flowers is not. I WIN!
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you must have a PhD, right? you sound so smart. you're so smart that your smarts are leaking out of your ass.
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Here is my take: Smoking marijuana is a sin only because it is illegal. Breaking the law IS a sin, unless it conflicts with God's law. Which abstaining from drugs does NOT.

If it were legal, I don't believe it would be a sin. As long as it were used responsibly, and in moderation. Just like alcohol.

But the fact remains that for now, it is against the law.
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you christians are the dummest lot I`ve ever seen.
go fuck yourselves
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God loves you. He designed you to be the wonderful, unique person you are. He wants you to get to know Him. I don't blame you for being skeptical of modern-day Christianity. Much of it is BS. But take the time to learn the authentic teachings of Jesus - at least then you can make an educated decision about whether or not to follow Him.
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I think that you really know the answer to this question, but I will give you the short and long version.

1. Short version. Yes, smoking marijuana is a sin. The definition of "sin" is "missing the mark". Using any mild-altering substance (alcohol, pot, any other non-prescribed medication) is altering your brain chemistry and by definition "a sin".


2. Long version. Why is altering my brain chemistry missing the mark? Doing anything that harms your body is missing the mark. Your body is the temple of Christ.

When did my body become the temple of Christ?
Under the old testament, animals were sacrificed for mankind's "missing the mark or sin". People brought animals to the temple and the priest went into the "holy of holies" and sacrificed these animals to God so that mankind could be forgiven. (OLD TESTAMENT WAY)

Under the new testament, Christ did away with the sacrifice process and BECAME our eternal sacrifice, for our past sins, our present sins and our future sins. So we went from having animal sacrifice to Christ being our eternal sacrifice. (that is why he had to die on the cross).

Now, since we don't sacrifice animals anymore, Christ also did away with the idea that we had to go to the holy of holies temples and pray through a priest. With Christ, our body now BECOMES the temple and Christ lives IN us. So because Christ is now residing IN us -- we have to keep the temple as clean as possible. Christ also did away with the idea that we have to pray through priests -- now we have a direct line from our prayer directly to God through Christ -- not through priests.

So -- the reason you cannot smoke pot, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or anything else detrimental to your health is because your body, once you accept Christ as your savior, now becomes a holy temple and should not be defiled.

Having said all that -- I think you already knew this answer but you wanted to see it in print.

Here is your sign.

In love.
 Quoting: aviatrix


Wrong. Smoking funny ciggs has never killed anyone and won't shhorten your life. Neither will a few beers a day. However eating shitty food will. Therefore eating fast food is a sin and smoking purple flowers is not. I WIN!
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you must have a PhD, right? you sound so smart. you're so smart that your smarts are leaking out of your ass.
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Gee thanks! Would you have anything interesting to add to the thread or are you just a worthless AC?
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I understand your situation. I used to smoke weed and read my Bible at the same time. I was a Christian and wanted to live my life in freedom and victory, but I smoked cigarettes and I loved weed. That was the hardest thing for me to give up.

When I smoked pot, it opened my spirit (unnaturally) and I could "feel" the spiritual world. In fact, it was the only time I actually "felt" anything from God. (At that time). My understanding was heightened, and everything seemed to be so much clearer.

The operative word there is "seemed to" be clearer. It really wasn't. My spirit was open, but I was yielding control of areas of my life to satan. I wasn't really benefiting from what I was doing except bringing deeper conviction and guilt into my life with no way to get rid of it.

There is one thing about God and sin. It's not sin if you don't know it's sin. But if you ask whether it's sin or not then you are admitting to yourself that you really do know it is. You're just look for someone to "give you permission" to do it. We are accountable to what we know. And the truth is when you smoke pot your thinker never turns off and you always mull over the real issues of life. This is one you can't outrun.
I will pray for you that God will reveal the truth. Just remember. God does know that you know.
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Thank you for that, what you say sounds convincing and realistic but i just dont know why it would be something we would have to stay away from because its not destructive in nature, it doesnt destroy the body and nobody has ever died from it! what makes it different from like caffeine or birth control, you know the list goes on, those are classified as drugs as well so what makes that ok and marijuana not when only the goverment portrays it as being so bad and so destructive but really just passes a bill to ban it so other companies can make money, before that in some states it was illegal for it not to be grown because it could create so much resources and as a medicine and it was free so there was no profit in it, so they banned it. before that there was no negative view on it! so my question is without all this media hype about marijuana or weed the drug that fries your brain but was an active ingredient in almost all medication before the bill was passed! Just looking at Canabis as a plant and the bible that we have here, what makes it a sin? thank you
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Marijuana is a very sacred plant. This is the main reason I do not go to Church anymore. Do you know who controls the church? The same group that runs this country. If your church is tax deductable than you are not getting the true story. Do you think God created a plant with so many uses if it was a sin to use it? You need to learn to think for yourself and stop getting your info from a middle man like the pastor. If you really believe in God than you should no the answer. You said you read the bible and if you do then you missed a few chapters. Peace to you. Yes God created this fine herb. This fine herb was put on earth so humans would have a natural medication instead of the Man made poison that is peddled on every street corner.

Peace man and I hope you learn to think on your own. If your a Christian then you would know a sin. Man made marijuana a sin and the church supports it. Shame on them.



"And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. -- Ezekiel 34:29

"The Lord said unto me, 'I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs.' " -- Isaiah 18:4-5


Jesus • Medical Marijuana • Relevant Quotes
"Lord, when did we see thee sick or in prison and came unto thee?" And the King will answer and say unto them, "Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethern, ye have done it unto me." -- Matthew 25:39-40


What is the Word of God on the Cannabis plant?
The hemp plant (scientific name: cannabis, slang: marijuana) is one of the many useful herbs "yielding seed after its kind" created and blessed by God on the third day of creation, "and God saw that it was good." (Genesis 1:12) He gave hemp for people to use with our free will.

God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.…To you it will be for meat." … And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:29-31) The Bible predicts some herb's prohibition. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall … speak lies in hypocrisy … commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3)

The Bible speaks of a special plant. "I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more." (Ezekiel 34:29) A healing plant. On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, and yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelations 22:1-2) A gift from God.

How was cannabis used in Biblical times and lands?
Cannabis was used 12 ways: clothing, paper, cord, sails, fishnet, oil, sealant, incense, food, and in ceremony, relaxation and medicine. For so the Lord said unto me, "I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs. For afore harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches." (Isaiah 18:4-5)

What about cannabis today?
Hemp today has thousands of uses. Modern technology has devised many new uses for the hemp plant&emdash;like biomass energy, building materials, fuel, plastic and so on. Hemp is ecological and its seed is among the best food crops on Earth. Selected varieties produce flowers that provide an herbal relaxant and a spiritual tool. Its herb is used globally as medicine."

[link to www.equalrights4all.org]
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but i just dont know why it would be something we would have to stay away from

Because it's against the law.
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Marijuana is a very sacred plant. This is the main reason I do not go to Church anymore. Do you know who controls the church? The same group that runs this country. If your church is tax deductable than you are not getting the true story. Do you think God created a plant with so many uses if it was a sin to use it? You need to learn to think for yourself and stop getting your info from a middle man like the pastor. If you really believe in God than you should no the answer. You said you read the bible and if you do then you missed a few chapters. Peace to you. Yes God created this fine herb. This fine herb was put on earth so humans would have a natural medication instead of the Man made poison that is peddled on every street corner.

Peace man and I hope you learn to think on your own. If your a Christian then you would know a sin. Man made marijuana a sin and the church supports it. Shame on them.



"And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. -- Ezekiel 34:29

"The Lord said unto me, 'I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs.' " -- Isaiah 18:4-5


Jesus • Medical Marijuana • Relevant Quotes
"Lord, when did we see thee sick or in prison and came unto thee?" And the King will answer and say unto them, "Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethern, ye have done it unto me." -- Matthew 25:39-40


What is the Word of God on the Cannabis plant?
The hemp plant (scientific name: cannabis, slang: marijuana) is one of the many useful herbs "yielding seed after its kind" created and blessed by God on the third day of creation, "and God saw that it was good." (Genesis 1:12) He gave hemp for people to use with our free will.

God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.…To you it will be for meat." … And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:29-31) The Bible predicts some herb's prohibition. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall … speak lies in hypocrisy … commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3)

The Bible speaks of a special plant. "I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more." (Ezekiel 34:29) A healing plant. On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, and yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelations 22:1-2) A gift from God.

How was cannabis used in Biblical times and lands?
Cannabis was used 12 ways: clothing, paper, cord, sails, fishnet, oil, sealant, incense, food, and in ceremony, relaxation and medicine. For so the Lord said unto me, "I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs. For afore harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches." (Isaiah 18:4-5)

What about cannabis today?
Hemp today has thousands of uses. Modern technology has devised many new uses for the hemp plant&emdash;like biomass energy, building materials, fuel, plastic and so on. Hemp is ecological and its seed is among the best food crops on Earth. Selected varieties produce flowers that provide an herbal relaxant and a spiritual tool. Its herb is used globally as medicine."

[link to www.equalrights4all.org]
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See this is my way of thinking too! I like to research everything before making a decision on it and marijuana/cannabis is one those subjects! The media shines a negative light on it and everyone thinks its so bad, but when you research it and see the benefits and follow the money trail you run into some crazy stuff! The church thing i agree with you on but only the big funded catholic churches really seem corrupted to me, i go to a Pentecostal church that started small and is gaining more of a congregation and the pastor is great guy who is down to earth and real, some churches are good you just really gotta search for them
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thank you all for your answers! I appreciate it! Looking for more of a debate on the topic because im still not convinced!
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Here is my take: Smoking marijuana is a sin only because it is illegal. Breaking the law IS a sin, unless it conflicts with God's law. Which abstaining from drugs does NOT.

If it were legal, I don't believe it would be a sin. As long as it were used responsibly, and in moderation. Just like alcohol.

But the fact remains that for now, it is against the law.
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I agree with this^^

Also, I am totally for medical marijuana. I'm going on a limb to say if it used as a sleep aid, well whats better? The big Pharma chemical laden pills they perscribe? Or marijuana?

I have never understood why the perscriptions they hand out are okay. Because a doctor gave them to you and they are destroying your body in some cases? Good grief...but some pot is bad? I know people that have it for chronic back pain, migranes, PSD, you name it. I know it can be abused and phony scrips handed out, but that's between you and the Lord. As for me, I would rather most people use weed if it kept them off some of the chemical compound poisons they put into people these days.
Lastly, some people abuse food too, and it acts like a drug to their body. It destorys the temple much the same. All of us put something in our body thats bad, whether we do it intentionally or not.
I'm not encouraging drugs, but I'm not excited about doctors ouching pills all the itme either. I always prefer the natural way when possible.

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