Anonymous asked: Hi um, im in high school and a lot of kids that go to my school and my friends smoke pot and I don't I don't like the thought of smoking pot because I feel any substance that clouds your thoughts or alters your sobriety isn't good for your mind or your spirit. what does the bible say about smoking pot(I know it doesn't address it directly) but I would really like a second opinion or knowledge. Thank you
The Bible teaches us that “denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world” (Titus 2:12).
Another biblical principle concerns our susceptibility to deception. As fallible creatures we are prone to delusion. And since we are the objects of God’s intense affection, His enemies are our enemies. This includes THE enemy, the Devil, the father of lies (John 8:44), a most formidable and determined adversary. All of the apostolic exhortations to remain sober-minded and alert (1 Corinthians 15:34; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; 5:8) are designed to remind us that we must be vigilant against the wiles of the Devil (1 Peter 5:8), who seeks to ensnare us through deception. Sobriety is also important for prayer (1 Peter 4:7), as is obedience to God (Isaiah 1:10-17).
Drugs are an extremely effective way to destroy your health, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Please don’t do that, 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).