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i know that god says not to alter your state of mind but is smoking pot a sin? god put it on this earth for a reason, and my grandma says that its a sin becuase god says to obey the laws of the land, so if i go to amsterdamn is it okay???
if god says smocking pot a sin, then cigerret smokers are sinning too. a sin is disturbing another persons lifestyle. as physical or mentle pain. (for a fact every person on this earth takes some type of drug, leagual as asprin) crack is another story, who to blame for that' government.
The Bible says that your bodies are the temples of The Holy Spirit, They not to be defiled by pleasures of the world..
Yes smoking is a sin why would you want to do it anyways just dont do it and you wont have to worry of sinning becuase of smoking
Your body is a temple, you are not suposed to do anything that could harm your realtionship with God. If you are High can you hear God's voice talking to you. I am not condeming because I too am an addict, have been clean for about 2 months believe me I used to ask the same question.
Jesus said your body is the temple of the living God so why would you wand to defile the temple with smoke if you have the holy spirit inside you and you smoke weed it does all kind of things to your mind do you think the holy spirit would be comfortable in an unclean place if at that time the holy spirit wants to use you you would not be able to here was the spirit is saying to you
present your body holy and exceptable unto the Lord.
To say that God put it here for a reason I believe is just a way to take all the blame off of yourself. Ive smoked for years and actually am still trying to quit now. My husband has been successful at his quitting and weed along with ciggarretes are very addictive as far as I am concerned. But as my hubby said God also put the tree of life on Earth but should we all eat from it? I wish you luck and pray you find your answer....
yes it is a sin because you are taking something that god created for good and using it in a sinful way
i also agree with michelle your only making excuses for yourself to jusitfy that what your doing is acceptional if it was right you would be justified by the faith that you have for the proclaims that therefore being justified by faith we have peace with our lord jesus christ
Even faith takes time to break through years of indoctrination. I understand the argument of your body being a temple, but at the same time God never references smoking anything as being even unclean, let alone a sin. So, in essence, smoking anything is not a sin. However, we are ordered to obey the governmental authority above us. But even that has its limits as to how far we must obey it. That is a discussion for another time.
I personally believe that it is bad when used out of context. Cocaine is a narcotic just as weed but just as weed, cocaine if used correctly can help in medicine making that can help. JESUS said " Be ye sober minded..." and that's what HE meant( clear headed). As HE also explained how the devil will use this to defeat you. Remember my brothers and sisters if satan can get you to doubt then he'll get you to sin through confusion. Read scriptures to show yourself approved through the LORD's words in wisdom as well as a wise and prudent servant. How can you protect yourself if you're unaware of the dangers at hand.
All of this sounds like you need to find the lord and get to know Him, then ask him for quidence. You will find the best awnser from the one who created all things, never have he failed or mislead anyone to believing anything but the truth. The Word (The Bible) will always lead you to the laws of the land of right and wrong, However you need to start with getting to know the Lord frist for yourself. I pray that you chase after God as he had chase after you :)
You know the bible says that what comes out of a man is what really defiles him, and not so much as what goes in. And your body is the temple of the HS. The keeper the Bishop of your soul. Is God being choked by the cigerette smoke. Are we getting him drunk. The answer is NO and NO again! The individual is making choices the are strictly pleasing the flesh. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is an abomination to GOD! If you are a child of God then you will allow the HS to constrain you. Thus allowing the fruit of the spirit of self-control be birthed in you as it was in me!
If we all gave up doing things that the bible says is a sin, we wiukd all be sitting here like french fries in a box just waiting to be devoured. One of the bible's greatest teachings is the appreciation of all thing
s. OOps! I haven't had a smoke in like so long! as I was saying one of the bible's greatest teachings is the appreciation (or the use, enjoyment, or the partking in) of all things with regare to moderation. Too much of anything-even love or oxygen can be a bad thing. If there was ever such a thing as too much-there would not be so much to do. When we accept god in our life the first thing we need to understand is that when god sees us he views us through his son jesus christ, perfect, blameless, without spot because we have accepted HIM. If you feel that what you are doing doesn't feel right, chances are more than likely god would not approve. God did not create murder, sin, or anything that is not good. God created cannabis. In the book of genesis it says that "I have given you every living thing, beast of the field, fowls of the air and as HIS most beloved we are given mastery over these things. Every green tree, every "HERB BEARING SEED". Give god thanks for cannabis and you can rest assured you can thank cannabis for god! Live, love, laugh and enjoy a good smoke!
If you are all stupid enough to take the bible word for word, then you are not qualified to answer the question. Especially if there is not a direct quote about it in the bible.
I live to this question when it comes to questionable sin.
Can I do it with Jesus? Jesus is my best friend If wanted to smoke with Jesus I think I would be convicted and a shamed, I know this because I was when my mom caught me. Jesus was a smoker he or someone would've mentioned it in the scriptures.
that's supossed to say If Jesus was a smoker
I love a discussion like this, although some of the comments above were pretty rude! Reading through them was actually pretty helpful. I believe that if you have to try and justify what you are doing, it's probably best just to keep clear of it. Paul said 'do not be drunk with wine..BUT be filled with the Holy Spirit." Sure smoking weed may be enjoyable in one respect, but God has something better. Not a drug (because it changes who were are rationally and emotionally), but something a lot better...his presence. I think smoking cigarettes is not an immoral act, it doesn't change the way we act, it's just bad for our bodies. Addiction to smoking, however, is wrong, I don't think Jesus wants us tied to anything like that. Haha, obviously none of us have all the answers, but what we can say is that God wants the absolute best for us.
so to clarify above.
1) Drugs bad 2) Smoking not good but not always sinful3) God good
i hate posting twice, it makes me feel like one of those self conscious people who has to reread what they wrote so they don't sound stupid.... oops
I have got just one question? Can you get down on your knees and pray to the lord with a joint in your hand and not feel condemed and actually talk to the lord jesus christ with a clear conscience.
thats a good question. once read the plants is sacred... so can u pray to God with a joint in your hand??
As for me I would not even attempt to do that. I believe that when you talk to god that you must be in the right state of mind.