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Featured Is it a sin to smoke weed? Serious answers only?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by pinkjess, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. pinkjess

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    With all the places that are legalizing dope I can't help but wonder what God thinks of smoking weed. I don't believe the plant itself is wrong, because CBD oil has helped a lot of people and can be useful for medicine, but I'm not sure about the THC part of it. THC is the part that gets people "high".

    I look at it as, it is still a form of intoxication like drinking too much alcohol so it should be treated as such. I don't believe our bodies were created to "smoke" anything. Using weed as an escape from reality is wrong too and unfruitful. God does not enjoy drunkeness does He not?. I'd like to hear some other people's thoughts on dope.

    Do you think smoking dope is wrong? Why or why not?
     
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  2. LessThanPerfect2016

    LessThanPerfect2016 Catechumen Supporter

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    CBD no because it's being used a medication for an ailment. THC is sinful in my opinion yes. It's giving in to pleasures of the flesh, and does nothing to glorify God. Also, our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit, and should be treated as such. Anything less than that is sinful, including getting drunk.

    Just my opinion.
     
  3. EzekielsWheels

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    I think as the OP stated a state of "drunkenness" (this can even apply to food) or intoxication is sinful no matter what you consume or use to get you into that state. I do not believe the Lord proscribes alcohol, as wine gladdens the heart of man but there is a fine line and only we (and the Lord) know when we've crossed it (unless of course our foolishness manifests itself for others to witness). I would advise against taking anything that makes you lose control of your faculties.
     
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  4. All4Christ

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    A friend of mine has a son who has severe debilitating epilepsy. They recently found that a liquid form of the marijuana plant (a combination of THC and CBD) helps him significantly. He still has severe seizures, but it is more manageable. This is the only thing that has worked for him. Personally, I don’t believe they are sinning by using that for him to have a life he can live in. Smoking marijuana for the purposes of getting high or to the point of losing control - I’m uncomfortable with that and do not feel like that is a good behavior.
     
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  5. dqhall

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    Marijuana is toxic in high doses. Colorado noticed an increase in auto accidents and emergency room visits related to marijuana side effects after legalizing marijuana. Some studies found increased incidence of psychosis in habitual users of marijuana. People stoned on dope hallucinated and were impaired. Some reported cognitive decline among marijuana addicts.
     
  6. FireDragon76

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    THC could be useful for some medical and psychiatric conditions as it increases neuroplasticity, so I don't think I'd say it's inherently sinful just because it's potentially pleasurable.

    I'm not a fan of smoking anything now days, it's bad for your lungs.

    It certainly does not deserve the harsh criminal penalties it had in the past in most places.
     
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  7. LessThanPerfect2016

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    Yes, that's different. I think the reason for using it needs to be considered. Medical reasons are entirely different, and definitely not misuse in my opinion.
     
  8. All4Christ

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    Interesting thing is that anyone who is a US federal employee can’t use it for medical purposes....it’s illegal for any of them, and can prevent them from being employed there, even if their state allows it.
     
  9. LessThanPerfect2016

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    True. In my opinion the federal government is behind the times on the medical portion of marijuana use.
     
  10. Hazelelponi

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    I don't know anything about it other than what people say. I think people say that it's mind altering in the same way alcohol is.

    The Bible has nothing against a little wine, whether celebrating a wedding or festival, or whether for medicinal purposes - to relieve pain.

    There is everything against being drunk instead of sober however, that is classified as a sin. And of course being an alcoholic is a sin too.

    So, if you can smoke weed without getting stoned, (don't know if that is possible) then your in the clear.

    Also, if you do it for a medicinal purpose your in the clear.

    However, you cannot get "high", because you wouldn't be sober minded. And you cannot be addicted to it.

    most likely. I don't intend to ever explore the topic further though. I don't even drink wine but in super small amounts (1/2 glass at best) and very very very rarely.
     
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  11. bcbsr

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    Much the same question as smoking, drinking, getting tatooes and the like. In all such cases I would simply as to why they do it. Is it something Jesus would do?

    2Cor 5:15 "He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again."
     
  12. pinkjess

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    I like this answer the best. It is very true. What would Jesus do? I don't really see Jesus sitting on a hill smoking a blunt with the disciples trying to get an emotional high. Then there are people who justify using dope for pleasure by saying, "Well, God made the plant--what else would He have created it for?"
     
  13. Greg J.

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    Self-discipline is a fruit of the Spirit, and having good judgment is a fruit of spiritual maturity. Anything that alters our ability to be wise, careful with our words, affects our faith in God, or faithful behavior is contrary to who God is transforming us into. Intentionally sending yourself the other direction, even temporarily, is a sin unless there is a higher moral reason to lose sound judgment, such as obeying a command of God (e.g., being a good steward of your body and sanity). Jesus died so we could have wisdom, self-discipline, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7, Galatians 5:23).

    In some cases, what you believe about it matters (Romans 14:5), as well as how it will affect others that see that you approve of it (Romans 14:15).
     
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  14. Mountainmanbob

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    Is it a sin to smoke weed? Serious answers only?

    Might depend on how much we smoke? (might -- big word.)
    This is one of those -- might be sin for me and possibly not sin for you?
    Does it separate me from God?
    What does the bible say regarding being a drunkard?
    Or a pot head?
    M-Bob
     
  15. longwait

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    All addictions are wrong.
     
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  16. LoricaLady

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    I have seen studies showing that it causes damage to the brain. Of course your Father wants you fully functional. For medical purposes well that is different.
     
  17. High Fidelity

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    Just because you partake in x, y or z doesn't mean you're addicted to them.
     
  18. Doctor.Sphinx

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    I think this is untrue. Do you have a source?
     
  19. LoricaLady

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    Another thing to consider for those who say marijuana is harmless. Think about it. Smoke is going into your mouth and your lungs. How can that possibly not be unhealthy? Now some may eat it, but again, how healthy is that for your brain? Many years ago when I ate some brownies with marijuana I would get ravenously hungry. Many people have experienced that hunger, too. So eating marijuana is throwing your normal body functions out of whack. How can that be good for anyone?

    Yes, I also smoked it years ago, and found it could have negative effects. I wasn't as sharp emotionally or mentally. Sometimes I would feel paranoid or even very depressed. Really, unless you are in a state where it is regulated, you don't know at all for sure what in the heck is in what you get. There are, uh, "additives" sometimes. Why avoid additives in food, them inhale unknown ones and/or eat them?

    Does the Father want us messing with our brains and emotions and taking chances with them? No. Also, it is breaking the law in most states.
     
  20. Doctor.Sphinx

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    Perhaps the smoke rejuvenates one's lungs. In this day and age, there's all sorts of impurities in the atmosphere, so you never know how cannabis smoke could be healthy in lung healing.

    Perhaps you were anorexic, and the cannabis was helping to restore your normal metabolism?
     
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