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Is Smoking Marijuana A Sin? Christian Perspective!

 
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I don't think it's any worse than cigs and I see people smoke those everwhere I go, Christian and nonChristian. At the end of the day, they both are plants, so no I don't think it is a sin.
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WHy is altering one;'s brain chemistry missing the mark?

This would classify giving a sick child drugs to stop brain cancer, a fireman drinking coffee to stay awake to try to pull survivors out of 9/11 drinking coffee as sinners and even taking an asprin when you have a headache as sinful.

Under what passage in the Bible do you find the changing of brain chemistry to be a sin?
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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".

 Quoting: aviatrix


What about caffeine?

"Caffeine is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance, but unlike many others, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all jurisdictions. In North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine daily."
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Wow! Lots of philosophical lightweights in here.

The use of it is not a sin. If you read the relevant parts of the Bible what you will find is that using drugs of any type (or even certain types of activities such as "working" or "playing football" or "gambling") can lead you to sin by:

A) Becoming an obsession that causes you to sin for its sake.

B) Blinds you to sinful behaviour either because of your "lust" for the activity or because of its intoxicating nature.

The fact is, using drugs is not really any different from anything else in life. The prudent use and practice of it is OK. The problem is that many people are weak and can fall victim to addictions and obsession. Be careful.

Also, why does one need to smoke pot? For pain control? For relaxation? I'd recommend other methods. Smoking anything is hard on the lungs. Aerosol delivery might be a better option or maybe ingestion.

Many of you on here are way too up tight. WAY TOO... Do you think our Lord died so we had to be in chains? No. He freed us. Christianity was never meant to be a stuffy religion. It is, however, much more suited for control of the masses when used as a stuff, parochial, legalistic rule set.

Smoke your pot guilt free but be sure love rules your life.
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I sit at home smoking my bong,
I can't see how, what I'm doing is wrong,
You tell me it's wrong, how do you know?
Some mis-informed fool, has told you so!

Now i get hassled by cops all the time,
Soon as they run a make on my name,
you've been busted for drugs, they say
Now we'll try to put you away!

If it's so wrong, then tell me this,
Did God fuck up, by creating cannibis?
He created it for us to enjoy!
Now LEGALISE IT, and let's all get high!


I wrote this many years ago in my youth, after another bust by the cops..... I was a bit peeved!peace
 Quoting: GODIAM


Don't try to pin pot on God...its a *weed*! Came into being as a result of the curse being introduce into the world! God did not intend for us to get high on weed! Your NOT partaking of something awesome God created...your ingesting a direct result of the curse!
 Quoting: jdb


AHAH!!! and here's one of the mis-informed fools that I was refering to in my poem!!!
 Quoting: GODIAM


how many prescription drugs have you been forced to buy since youth?
 Quoting: Alert


UMMMMM! None!

Whatever I do is done by my choice, Nobody can force me to do anything!!
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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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Thats like saying that everybody that pays taxes sins because they in turn pay for the military which causes people to get murdered.
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Escapism is a sin. Anything that alters the mind leaves the door open for satan.
 Quoting: Chop's


escape from what? oppression and tyranny?
hyper-religious people who can't let other people beliefs and lives alone?

you speak against both god and human rights.

denialism was what jesus spoke and tought against, using holy anointing oil to heal the deaf, blind and sick of flesh.

if i believed in any other gods then one i do, then frightening me with stories of idolatry would work.

satan is already taking part in the war against drugs, silly.
satan is you!

repent, the hour is upon you!

peace
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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.

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Wrong retard.

Jesus used weed via oils, a common practice 2000 years ago.


God KNEW that his Son, Jesus, used weed.


GOD SAID,, " THIS IS MY SON, AND HE IS WITHOUT SIN.


If you are antiweed, you are antiCHRIST. It is NOT rocket science.
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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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Thats like saying that everybody that pays taxes sins because they in turn pay for the military which causes people to get murdered.
 Quoting: codes 2553532


sin is the error of living in the lie you live in.
correct the error and your life will be without sin.

withholding the cure in order to enslave us.
is breaking the law.

god loves people
god forgives sinners
it's the lawbreakers that god want's a word with.

it was never legal to ban this plant in the first place.
anyone claiming anything else often retorts to racial slander and fear-mongery.
makes me sick to think how much pain this has caused already.
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The god of the Old Testament is not our father but more like our narcissistic crazy uncle who displays self-esteem issues. Smoking cannabis helps us to get around his malady and opens up our conscientious to the reality that we are co-creators.

The fruit of the Tree of Knowledge was meant fro man to eat, eating it after smoking the Sacred Herb only makes the fruit taste better. Like the Serpent said to Eve... "You won't die".
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Yes its a Sin your doing yourself damage (Lungs+Brain)

Jesus wouldn't want you to hurt yourself would he?

If you suffered a chronic disease from it your family would help support you in hospital and needlessly worry about you so in that case its selfish too

What if you have kids one day?
It cause impotence also :)
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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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Not unless you worship it.
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there is nothing wrong with OP it was put here like many other plants by god thus it is a part of god besides its naturally incorporated into you brain to accept thc beleive it or not thc is kinda made to be accepted into our bodies sounds strange but its true. it is a part of we. Love to you and acceptance for who you are and what you have done for you see what you do from right and wrong. hf
Love is the light.
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Escapism is a sin. Anything that alters the mind leaves the door open for satan.
 Quoting: Chop's


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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.
 Quoting: drsharonschuetz


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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I don't know if it's a "sin" or not OP, but I understand where you're coming from. I was a big stoner back in the day. My husband asked me, if pot became legal, would I smoke it, and I said no.......even tho I would really really want to. (just being honest here)

Reason is, pot and other mind altering substances do after your thinking and reasoning. While under the influence of artificial substances, you do things you wouldn't otherwise do, and you think things you wouldn't otherwise think.

It takes down your barriers, your reasoning, and your self control, which leaves you in a weakened state and prone to doing things that you shouldn't do.

Drinking wine isn't a sin, but being drunk is a problem for the same exact reasons. Now you know what the Bible says about drunkards, right?

There are also other problems too, like the fact that you could go to jail and screw up your life, and over what? Getting high? Is it really worth it? How would that affect your life, and the lives of your family and those who love you?

That said, you're still a spiritual baby, and you're doing awesome right now, so give yourself some credit. The fact that you made the choice for the Lord and dedicated your life to Him at age 20 is really outstanding. The temptations of a young person are very great in this world, so you are doing wonderful and He is very pleased with your decision to follow Him and your progress so far.

I'm just concerned that if you continue to smoke, you'll get spiritually weak and fall back into the old lifestyle that you've managed to put behind.

But remember, that Rome wasn't built in a day, and being a christian is something that progresses and grows over time. Pray to the Lord about this issue, and let Him guide you and answer you, He will if you keep asking. He will help you.

Peace my little brother, you're doing great.

hf
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


Thank you very much and i will do that hf
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Perhaps you are not convinced because those deluded by drugs are telling you it is okay. It is NOT okay. If you really want to see the results of pot smoking or alcohol use, try looking into Dr. Amen's photos of MRIs done on the brain after chronic pot use or alcohol use. It deteriorates the brain - don't trust me -- look at the objective evidence.

Christians do not run around telling people to stop doing things because they are fun and Christians don't want anyone to have fun.

They tell people to stop doing things that are harmful to them.

Let me put it another way. In order for Satan or evil to work a couple of things have to happen. The first thing is a lie has to occur. However this lie is going to look very very close to the truth. Why? Because people won't believe something that is obviously a lie. But they will believe something that is almost the truth. Satan is very cunning. He makes something very bad look good. We have to really see clearly to determine what is bad and what is good because the two look very close. So remember that.

The next thing that has to happen for Satan/evil to work is that people have to be blinded to the truth -- those people surrounding the person whom evil is working on. So in other words when Satan is working he blinds the person to what he is up to and ALSO blinds those around that person. He has to do this -- or again -- evil could not exist. So again -- we have to be very careful to be sure we are not wearing blinders as to what is really going on.

The people telling you pot is okay are people who smoke pot. They are you telling you it is okay because they do not want to change what they personally are doing.

If you want to quit smoking pot -- try hanging with a different crowd. When you hang with the non pot smokers they are going to tell you pot is bad for you.

There are many reasons it is bad for you. The primary reason is that it is illegal and you have to compromise who you are to do something illegal. That is a moral issue. The second and to me the most important reason is that despite what other pot-smokers are going to tell you (and try to convince me of) is that it is harmless. It is NOT harmless. I do not believe that for one second. I listen through my walls to the guy next door to me smoke weed, cough and hack and spit and puke and then stumble to the convenience store next door to harass people getting out of their vehicles for spare change. He will be the first person to stand up and tell you how wonderful weed is. It sure is. What a wonderful life it is for him.

You are not going to be convinced by me, but yet I have a gut instinct that you know the truth.

When you are ready to clean up your life and move toward integrity, move away from doing something illegal that is affecting your brain and thinking. Move toward a different crowd of people.

You are asking the right questions from Christ who lives within you.

Good luck on your journey.

I do not have a PhD. I probably have several degrees from the school of life. I have seen more of evil than anyone who reads this can imagine.

Move towards the light. It is not the easiest route but it is the most rewarding.
 Quoting: aviatrix


Not all pot smokers are nasty old men rummaging for spare change.. Some of us are quite clean cut, work prestigious jobs, and live a spiritually rich life. Your association with weed and an "unclean life" I think is off base.
 Quoting: djcloudychamber


And yes i agree with you, im 100% clean cut, i work while im in college and have a car, its those who let it run their life and become dependent on it. Its the same with alcohol there are those who will have 2-3 beers after work and be ok then there is that guy who drinks a 24 a day, he wont be so clean cut
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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!

YES!!! It is the Devils Weed and you will burn for eternity as you so richly deserve.

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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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".

 Quoting: aviatrix


What about caffeine?

"Caffeine is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance, but unlike many others, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all jurisdictions. In North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine daily."
 Quoting: Bent


My point exactly, people always look at cannabis as a hard core drug that fits in the same category as coke, lsd, crack and the hard core drugs! cannabis is a plant, its naturally there is no other ingredients you need to add into it to get high! then there are the other drugs that everybody uses every single day so they overlook them such as caffeine, or what about birth control or cigarettes (nicotine) these all fit in the drug categories but are looked at as harmless
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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".

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Then why did Jesus turned water into wine?
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Wow! Lots of philosophical lightweights in here.

The use of it is not a sin. If you read the relevant parts of the Bible what you will find is that using drugs of any type (or even certain types of activities such as "working" or "playing football" or "gambling") can lead you to sin by:

A) Becoming an obsession that causes you to sin for its sake.

B) Blinds you to sinful behaviour either because of your "lust" for the activity or because of its intoxicating nature.

The fact is, using drugs is not really any different from anything else in life. The prudent use and practice of it is OK. The problem is that many people are weak and can fall victim to addictions and obsession. Be careful.

Also, why does one need to smoke pot? For pain control? For relaxation? I'd recommend other methods. Smoking anything is hard on the lungs. Aerosol delivery might be a better option or maybe ingestion.

Many of you on here are way too up tight. WAY TOO... Do you think our Lord died so we had to be in chains? No. He freed us. Christianity was never meant to be a stuffy religion. It is, however, much more suited for control of the masses when used as a stuff, parochial, legalistic rule set.

Smoke your pot guilt free but be sure love rules your life.
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thank you! I agree, anything used in moderation is ok, to much of anything is not good for you! If you smoke marijuana through a vaporizer then it becomes perfectly healthy for you and safe for the lungs! hf
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Wow! Lots of philosophical lightweights in here.

The use of it is not a sin. If you read the relevant parts of the Bible what you will find is that using drugs of any type (or even certain types of activities such as "working" or "playing football" or "gambling") can lead you to sin by:

A) Becoming an obsession that causes you to sin for its sake.

B) Blinds you to sinful behaviour either because of your "lust" for the activity or because of its intoxicating nature.

The fact is, using drugs is not really any different from anything else in life. The prudent use and practice of it is OK. The problem is that many people are weak and can fall victim to addictions and obsession. Be careful.

Also, why does one need to smoke pot? For pain control? For relaxation? I'd recommend other methods. Smoking anything is hard on the lungs. Aerosol delivery might be a better option or maybe ingestion.

Many of you on here are way too up tight. WAY TOO... Do you think our Lord died so we had to be in chains? No. He freed us. Christianity was never meant to be a stuffy religion. It is, however, much more suited for control of the masses when used as a stuff, parochial, legalistic rule set.

Smoke your pot guilt free but be sure love rules your life.
 Quoting: NetRanger



thank you! I agree, anything used in moderation is ok, to much of anything is not good for you! If you smoke marijuana through a vaporizer then it becomes perfectly healthy for you and safe for the lungs! hf
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You know, years ago I was a teetotaller. No smoking. No drinking. Not even aspirin if I could avoid it. 10 years ago I started getting debilitating headaches. I tried relaxing. I tried sleep. I tried all the drugless stuff. Nothing worked. Then, one day, someone said, "Try a shot of brandy." Booze? Oh, no, not me. Just once, I thought, can't be a sin. Wow! What a relief! Work and then some. Then I started researching. I did my best to PROVE it was or was not a sin. I did. I forget most of the research but the Bible is clear: BE CAREFUL! It can lead you into sin. Then, I realized that the Bible speaks in this way of all intoxicants. Erotic love. Passion for a hobby. Passion for a cause. Mj. Booze. Drugs.

Now, there are some drugs you don't want to try. Meth is one. One hit and they say you are hooked. I have no use for it. Just as I have no use to constantly be on booze, MJ, or any other drug. But, occasional recreational/medicinal use is fine.

Smoke, bong or vaporize your MJ. God created this world for *US*. What you will find is that most Christians have inhibitions that they project on you because they know they can't handle it and it keeps them from humbling themselves. They do this so they don't have to say, "I can't handle it. I'm too weak." ...or, in reality, their inhibitions have become their religion.

I reflect on the words of one of my favorite founding fathers:

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -Benjamin Franklin

...and the rest of you, your religion is not based on inhibition. In fact, religion is as dirty rags. Love the Lord, do his will and you won't fall into temptation. Worshipping the Lord through inhibitions is disingenuous.
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Wow! Lots of philosophical lightweights in here.

The use of it is not a sin. If you read the relevant parts of the Bible what you will find is that using drugs of any type (or even certain types of activities such as "working" or "playing football" or "gambling") can lead you to sin by:

A) Becoming an obsession that causes you to sin for its sake.

B) Blinds you to sinful behaviour either because of your "lust" for the activity or because of its intoxicating nature.

The fact is, using drugs is not really any different from anything else in life. The prudent use and practice of it is OK. The problem is that many people are weak and can fall victim to addictions and obsession. Be careful.

Also, why does one need to smoke pot? For pain control? For relaxation? I'd recommend other methods. Smoking anything is hard on the lungs. Aerosol delivery might be a better option or maybe ingestion.

Many of you on here are way too up tight. WAY TOO... Do you think our Lord died so we had to be in chains? No. He freed us. Christianity was never meant to be a stuffy religion. It is, however, much more suited for control of the masses when used as a stuff, parochial, legalistic rule set.

Smoke your pot guilt free but be sure love rules your life.
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thank you! I agree, anything used in moderation is ok, to much of anything is not good for you! If you smoke marijuana through a vaporizer then it becomes perfectly healthy for you and safe for the lungs! hf
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You know, years ago I was a teetotaller. No smoking. No drinking. Not even aspirin if I could avoid it. 10 years ago I started getting debilitating headaches. I tried relaxing. I tried sleep. I tried all the drugless stuff. Nothing worked. Then, one day, someone said, "Try a shot of brandy." Booze? Oh, no, not me. Just once, I thought, can't be a sin. Wow! What a relief! Work and then some. Then I started researching. I did my best to PROVE it was or was not a sin. I did. I forget most of the research but the Bible is clear: BE CAREFUL! It can lead you into sin. Then, I realized that the Bible speaks in this way of all intoxicants. Erotic love. Passion for a hobby. Passion for a cause. Mj. Booze. Drugs.

Now, there are some drugs you don't want to try. Meth is one. One hit and they say you are hooked. I have no use for it. Just as I have no use to constantly be on booze, MJ, or any other drug. But, occasional recreational/medicinal use is fine.

Smoke, bong or vaporize your MJ. God created this world for *US*. What you will find is that most Christians have inhibitions that they project on you because they know they can't handle it and it keeps them from humbling themselves. They do this so they don't have to say, "I can't handle it. I'm too weak." ...or, in reality, their inhibitions have become their religion.

I reflect on the words of one of my favorite founding fathers:

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -Benjamin Franklin

...and the rest of you, your religion is not based on inhibition. In fact, religion is as dirty rags. Love the Lord, do his will and you won't fall into temptation. Worshipping the Lord through inhibitions is disingenuous.
 Quoting: NetRanger



thank your for your input! i agree with you as well, The only drugs i have ever tried in my life is Alcohol and Marijuana, I will never try anything else ever! And that is true as long as you can handle it and it does not lead you into sin then whats wrong with it? Thank you for your post, lets me know that im not crazy! Because once the word marijuana comes up ppl look at you like your doing crack or something and you need some serious help lol!
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The only thing weed has ever done to me was bring me closer to God. Without I would probably still be 100% atheist. Xians like to place God in a box because they live in a box that was packaged to them by the illuminati.
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I wish I could give you some good Karma for that one. You are so right. I grew up in the church until I saw the vipers in the mix. The vipers keep the churches torn apart. The Bible mentions herbs of all types as being good but some just love to live in a Box the Elites created for them. Very said how some could still bow to the slave masters. If the plant was evil it would not have thousands if not more uses. People need to wake up and stop playing ignorant. If pot was legal they drug dealers in the white coats would go broke along with the Evil Bastards that create the poison they use to kill and kept the sheep in a box.

Peace to you

Pot also brought me closer to God. I use to say I was a Christian and believed in Jesus but I knew in the back of my mind I was just putting on a face. When I was introduced to pot about one year ago after being a slave to corporate meds I woke up. I now use all natural products grown on the earth by our Creator. All this man made BS medication is straight from hell because it causes humans to live in hell.

Peace to all

Peace to you.
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Escapism is a sin. Anything that alters the mind leaves the door open for satan.
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escape from what? oppression and tyranny?
hyper-religious people who can't let other people beliefs and lives alone?

you speak against both god and human rights.

denialism was what jesus spoke and tought against, using holy anointing oil to heal the deaf, blind and sick of flesh.

if i believed in any other gods then one i do, then frightening me with stories of idolatry would work.

satan is already taking part in the war against drugs, silly.
satan is you!

repent, the hour is upon you!

peace
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hfThe Ego has so many divided. The church, schools and this everyday illusion creates the Ego. It is Satan. If people want to know Christ they will look inside themselves not outside. The Church is corrupted. When the tax free status got accepted into church then we know they must play by the rules. No mentioning of Cannabis even though it is mentioned in the Bible as being a great herb.

These people who are saying it will lead you open to the Devil must really enjoy being a slave. Pot frees the mind from this BS Three Ring Circus.

Peace to you.
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Why did God put THC receptors in the brain?
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If somebody is going to say ALL drugs are a sin then I can respect that, but what makes me laugh is when people say marijuana is a sin but its perfectly fine to drink coffee and eat junk food laiden with physcally addicting things like MSG and refined sugar. Many Buddhist monks don't even eat garlic or onions because their pungent nature fogs the mind, so I don't want to hear people talk about how much drugs are a sin when they're eating a big mac.
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Why did God put THC receptors in the brain?
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So when you smoke cannabis it connects parts of the brain that don't get connected an other way.
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Anything is a "sin" that harms the body!
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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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It is a bit of a sin to smoke it. It should be eaten.
(tho you can get bad stuff that has crap in it that you shouldnt eat, so it is better to smoke that stuff than eat it, and maby better to neither)
{{ I know that eating a given amount will not get you but a small fraction of the effect of smoking it.}}

I think that smoking is one of the main causes of marijuana habituation. Your system wants that stuff, and it is all burning up on the way.

Scarcity makes people overlook the option of oral consumption.

All that said, it is most places against the law. And that makes it mighty dangerous in some places. It may very well be best to avoid it for that reason. That is what I have ended up doing. I feel an important freedom has been stolen from me.

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