Should I do drugs?
I am Christian, and I truly want to do what glorifies God, but I am having difficulty with drugs. A lot of my friends do them, and I'm starting to think about doing them. Can anyone give me some encouragement to not do them??!
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
Most youths realize that the so-called hard drugs can kill you. But what about so-called soft drugs, such as marijuana? Are all the warnings you hear about them mere scare tactics? In answer, let us focus on the drug marijuana.
Marijuana (also known as pot, reefer, grass, ganja, or weed) has been the focus of much controversy among experts. And admittedly, much is unknown regarding this popular drug. For one thing, marijuana is extremely complex; a marijuana cigarette contains over 400 chemical compounds in its smoke. It took doctors over 60 years to realize cigarette smoke causes cancer. It may likewise take decades before anyone knows for sure just what marijuana’s 400 compounds do to the human body.
Nevertheless, after studying thousands of research papers, a panel of experts of the prestigious U.S. Institute of Medicine concluded: “The scientific evidence published to date indicates that marijuana has a broad range of psychological and biological effects, some of which, at least under certain conditions, are harmful to human health.” What are some of these harmful effects?
Consider, for example, the lungs. Even marijuana’s staunchest supporters admit that inhaling smoke cannot possibly be good for you. Marijuana smoke, like the smoke from tobacco, consists of a number of toxic substances, such as tars.
Dr. Forest S. Tennant, Jr., surveyed 492 U.S. Army soldiers who had used marijuana. Nearly 25 percent of them “suffered sore throats from smoking cannabis, and some 6 percent reported that they had suffered from bronchitis.” In another study, 24 out of 30 marijuana users were found to have bronchial “lesions characteristic of the early stages of cancer.”
True, no one can guarantee that such ones will actually develop cancer later on. But would you want to run that risk? Besides, the Bible says that God “gives to all persons life and breath.” (Acts 17:25) Would you be showing respect for the Giver of life if you deliberately inhaled something that damages the lungs and the throat?
Of course, marijuana is just one of many popular drugs. But it well illustrates that there is ample reason to avoid taking any mind-altering substances for pleasure. Says the Bible: “The beauty of young men is their power.” (Proverbs 20:29) As a young person, you no doubt enjoy good health. Why even risk throwing it away?
More important, though, we have the Bible’s view on this matter. It tells us to “safeguard . . . thinking ability,” not to ruin it through chemical abuse. (Proverbs 3:21) It further exhorts: “Let us cleanse ourselves of every defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in God’s fear.” Really, it is only to those who have ‘cleansed themselves of defilement,’ avoiding practices like drug abuse, that God promises: “‘I will take you in.’ ‘And I shall be a father to you.’”—2 Corinthians 6:17–7:1.
Nevertheless, turning down drugs may not be easy.
To put it bluntly, if your friends start using drugs, you will be under strong emotional pressure to conform, to fit in. If you do not change your circle of friends, in all likelihood you will eventually become a drug user too.Source(s): Young People Ask
- 1 decade ago
Think of it this way: God asks a little and gives a lot, the Devil gives a little and takes a lot.
Look at those who have been doing drugs for a few years now, this is how you too will be in a few years time if you go down that path. Now look at those who have stayed away from drugs when they were your age, this is where you will be in a few years time.
My advise is to find friends who don't do them, or else spend less time with those that do and more with those that don't. Also, look around the church and speak to a few people who were involved and have since given up.
Drugs are highly addictive, are ruinous to your health, and are a drain on you finances.
- AmaltheaLv 61 decade ago
I work with a man who is 34 years old. He cannot move or speak. Does he understand what is said to him? Hard to tell. He spends his days being turned and repositioned every 2 hours, handfed, and changed when he is wet or dirty. He wasn't born this way, and he doesn't suffer from a disease. A couple of years ago he was using "recreational" drugs with his wife. He suffered a massive stroke because of the drugs. His brain was deprived of oxygen for too long. His wife was too stoned to call for help. Now he is where he is, and he doesn't change or get better. He may even live for decades more like this, although he will probably need a feeding tube later on, as his ability to swallow is deteriorating. We roll him on his side facing a TV and play movies for him, but we don't know for sure if it even matters to him. His wife still visits- she has to live with it too. All of this is 100% true, and he is not the only person in that shape, because of drugs. Think of that next time you are tempted.
- wefmeisterLv 71 decade ago
This is what Peter says about those who lead Christians astray:
"These are springs without water, and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. For speaking out arrogant words of vanity, they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones living in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved."
(II Peter 2:17-19)
It took me years to get free from drugs. When you start, you think you have a handle on them, but every time you use them you forfeit a little bit of your own free will, until it is not you taking the drugs, but the drugs taking you.
The Bible says "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." (Proverbs 14:12)
Let me ask you this - have you really been born again? Have you received the Spirit of Christ, and do you love Him above all others? Call upon Him and He will be your help. Begin to read the Bible, especially the New Testament and the Psalms, and as you read pray that God would give you grace and understanding. Wean yourself away from the friends that bring you down.
Paul says: "Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." Become sober minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God." (I Corinthians 15:33,34)
Falling into a ditch is easy. Getting out is no simple matter.
Peace to you.
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- capnemoLv 51 decade ago
It's tough to be under that kind of peer pressure when you are a Christian. I would talk to someone like your pastor or your guidance counselor or maybe even your parents. I know that you know that doing drugs does not glorify God. Have you ever seen anyone that's really hooked on drugs? They look terrible, lose their teeth, their eyes are droopy and they don't do well in school amongst other things. Have you ever watched intervention on TV? Please think long and hard and talk to someone before you make that HUGE mistake. PLEASE...
- 1 decade ago
it depends on what you mean by drugs? many medicines are derived in part or whole from natural substances, those that may have been made by god. if you want to glorify god, be the best person that YOU can be. forget what anyone else is doing. afterall, marijuana and peyote are natural plants. so while i'm not recomending you do those, i would say that all religions seem to agree on some basic tenants. try never to steal, cheat, or lie. and, if you believe god created the world, why would plants or fungi be made that produce such feelings in people or indeed in many different types of animals?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Drugs give one a false perception of reality. We are already in the world of illusion and connecting with our true spiritual self means getting out of illusion. We shouldn't even drink coffee or smoke this puts one in bondage of addiction and illusion. Read the original teachings of Christ go to gospelofthenazirenes.c You will be amazed what Christ actually taught. King Constantine changed so many things in the original Bible. It is now available in English
- 1 decade ago
Been there done that, they are fun, don't let people lie to you about that, but there are more cons than pros to this discussion. I figure everybody tries one in the course of their lives, only some people get hooked and there is no escaping it's death grip on you until you seek help. If you think possible overdose, addiction, waste of money and the bad things that occur while on drugs are worth it, then go for it.
If you don't like all of those things and never want to be a part of that, then don't do it.
- momof2Lv 51 decade ago
don't do them. I have been down that path and it leads to nothing but heartache I strongly suggest that you get knew friends. They aren't your friends if they want you to do that junk.
Really- drugs take you nowhere good in life. Pray to God for guidance.
- chersaLv 41 decade ago
hmmm...you could do some ectasy..but that will give you holes in your brain and make you depressed a few months later, you might end up commiting suicide after that
You could smoke some marijuana...but you know what they so about those weed smokers...There morans
how about some acid that stays on your spinal cord and you will get "flashbacks" the rest of your life...
do you get the picture yet