They go through a reasoning process something like this: Willful, repeated sinful behavior can cement such fundamentally flawed logic — what the Bible calls a hardening of our hearts or being given over to "a depraved mind" (Romans ). Drugs were virtually nonexistent during biblical times.Thus, substances such as LSD, marijuana, heroin, Ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine and any number of others aren't mentioned in Scripture.
Kevin went from house to house with his friends, toking at each stop. There are a lot of attitudes about drug use floating around. Rather, you were specially made by a loving Creator who intends for your life to be dynamic and purposeful. You are an eternal, spiritual being with a miraculous mind and body that bears His reflection. This is only possible when your spirit lines up with God's Spirit. I felt I could stand out if I did crazy things." That was before Kevin West put a bullet through his head — stoned on pot. Maybe you said, "Yeah, whatever," and didn't give it a second thought. But maybe what you're hearing doesn't seem to add up with what you see. Contrary to popular opinion, you are not a cosmic accident or mass of protoplasm wandering aimlessly on the planet.Scripture specifically instructs us to avoid an induced buzz.For example, the apostle Paul writes, "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. The reason Paul gives for this instruction is that it leads to indulging passions without restraint, a.k.a. He contrasts drunkenness with being filled with the Holy Spirit of God. In 1 Corinthians 6, the apostle Paul condemns sexual immorality. He lives inside of those who trust in Him and takes a dim view toward those who destroy His habitation — even if they do so in the name of pleasure.But He knows that the "pleasures of sin" (Hebrews ) eventually take us further than we want to go and cost us more than we want to pay.
Plus, no matter how good the trip, an artificial high never really gratifies.The principle behind the passage is simply this: Stay away from stuff that will confuse your thoughts, weaken your inhibitions and make you more vulnerable to sin. Whether depressant or stimulant, psychedelic or dissociative, legal or illegal, substances that mess with your mind get a poor rap in God's book: "In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. He says, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? Therefore honor God with your body" (1 Corinthians -20). Now, don't forget that God is not against pleasure.Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things" (Proverbs -33). He wants us to enjoy life and have it to the full (John ).However, God makes it clear that He prohibits drunkenness (see Proverbs -21, 29-35; 1 Corinthians ; 1 Peter 4:3).The application to drugs is obvious: Substances that compromise our minds and bodies are out of bounds. The Bible explicitly instructs us to refrain from getting high.Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is" (Ephesians -17). On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.