Where is it in the Bible about not using drugs?

Update:

Just so you know...I do not use drugs...but I have a friend who attends church and uses pot and says that it isn't mentioned.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Bible does not directly address any form of illicit drug use. There are no express prohibitions against cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA), or methamphetamines (Meth). There is no mention of marijuana, peyote, magic mushrooms, or acid (LSD). Nothing is said about huffing, snorting, dropping, smoking, shooting, licking, or any other method of ingestion. This is not to say, however, that recreational drug use is permissible. On the contrary, there are several very clear Biblical principles which place drug use well outside the realm of acceptable behavior.

    To begin with, we are under a universal mandate to respect and obey the laws of the land (Deuteronomy 17:2; Ecclesiastes 8:2-5; Matthew 22:21; 23:2-3; Romans 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-17; 2 Peter 2:9-11).

    Beyond stewardship, as Christians our bodies are not our own. We “have been bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), not “with perishable things like silver or gold… but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:17-19). Having bought us with His own life, Christ has delighted to create in us something entirely new, something somewhat bizarre. By indwelling us with His Spirit He has turned us into organic temples of sorts. So now, caring for our health is not just a matter of good stewardship. It is a matter of reverential piety. To pollute or harm our bodies is to desecrate the House of God (1 Corinthians 3:16-17).

    In summary, the Bible teaches us that, “denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.” (Titus 2:12)

    Recommended Resource: The Dirt on Drugs: A Dateable Book by Justin Lookadoo.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i am not christian but it is here in islam:

    in the quran 2:219

    They ask yo:u about intoxicants and gambling: say, "In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit." They also ask you what to give to charity: say, "The excess." GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect

    The world now recognizes that the economic benefits from manufacturing alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs are not worth the traffic fatalities, brain damage to children of alcoholic mothers, family crises, and other disastrous consequences. Check with "Alcoholics Anonymous" and "Gamblers Anonymous" for more information. See also 5:90-91.

    in the quran

    [5:90] O you who believe, intoxicants, and gambling, and the altars of idols, and the games of chance are abominations of the devil; you shall avoid them, that you may succeed.

    [5:91] The devil wants to provoke animosity and hatred among you through intoxicants and gambling, and to distract you from remembering GOD, and from observing the Contact Prayers (Salat). Will you then refrain?

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  • 1 decade ago

    2 Corinthians 7:1 commands us to cleanse ourselves of every defilement of flesh. Of course, there is no mention in the Bible of such things as PCP, marijuana, blunts, cigarettes, crack cocaine. So there is no command which reads "You must not snort cocaine and you must not shoot heroin." Neither does the Bible command us to refrain from sexually abusing children. Of course, we are fully aware of the scriptural principles that keep us from doing such.

    It is similar with the principle found at 2 Corinthians above. Recreational drug use would be forbidden by this principle.

    Hannah J Paul

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, all things are not in the Bible. Because all things were not a problem when it was written. Doesn't say a word about AIDS either. Or drug lords. Or herpes. Or machine guns. Although the Bible does teach us that picking up a machine gun and mowing down innocent people would be a sin and a capitol sin , at that.

    And, no duh, it does not even mention CNN, can you believe that?

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  • onelm0
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Only drugs spoken of is strong drink. The only drug available during Bible times was Hemp which presented no big problems .

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit....well...for believers anyway.

    I believe that's in 1 Corinthians 3:16-18??

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  • Jed
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Greek word translated witchcraft is pharmacopia, meaning and alluding to drug use. Sorry, my spelling is a bit rusty, but I think that's the proper spelling.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it just covers the broad spectrum when it says that gluttony is one of the 7 deadly sins. It doesn't have to just be eating! It can be anything; glutton for drugs, sex, chocolate.

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  • Joel 2
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It is scriptural to be good stewards with what God has given us including our bodies. Furthermore our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. So there you go without going great detail.

    In Jesus Name

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nowhere, but there's a passage about drinking that says something like "It is wrong to lower your dignity as a human"

    So.... you want to get high and act like an idiot and let your life pass you by, go ahead.

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