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Are drugs like marijuana ok, since God created the herbs with seeds and called them good?

From David Guzik's Commentary: ".....Genesis says God commanded "Let the earth bring forth . . . every herb that yields seed . . . the herb that yields seed according to its  kind . . . And God saw that it was good" -Genesis 1:12; Psalms 104:14. See the first narcotic deal
    But certainly, not every herb is good for every purpose – hemlock is natural, but not good! In fact, the use of drugs in this manner is nowhere sanctioned (approved, agreed upon, authoritative permission) and is always condemned in the Bible; the wrong use of drugs is often associated with sorcery and the occult." The wrong use of drugs depletes the immune system and can cause illness. 
    We should be filled with the Spirit -Ephesians 3:19; 5:18. What need then exists for inferior substitutes? -1Corinthians 6:12
    Through Christ (talk to Him and listen for a response in your heart) we can escape all kinds of pollutions -1John 5:5; 2Corinthians 7:1; 10:4; Philippians 3:21; 1Corinthians 15:57. But how do we apply it all? -2Corinthians 7:1 "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness-(original is 'to pollute so as to stain black', or, harmful habits)-of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
    How do we cleanse ourselves? Notice here (Ephesians 2:10) that we are Christ's workmanship towards good works. In other words, when one decides to do good works and does them, He has allowed more of Christ to be expressed in him. The more Christ is in one's heart, the more like Christ he is. And Christ is not anything that's harmful to you or others, whatever that may be. And take some effort to do this...
    Taking effort to show love prevents one from being hardened in selfishness. One having compassion and a sincere desire, backed up with actions to help others, will soon lose desire for addictions. One will feel compassion, caring and tenderness toward others, the more he allows Christ to be active in Him by deciding and taking action, as we've just said.
    Having His righteousness is the answer to moving from that which may adversely control one and is the cause of his problems -Daniel 4:27 ".....break off thy sins by righteousness and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor....." 2Peter 2:20 "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ....." Hebrews 3:13 "But exhort-('encourage', 'comfort', 'call to one's side', 'speak to')-one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."
    This will keep you from being hardened in evil. Also -2Peter 3:17,18. Now is the time to take action.
    The power of the gospel in one's life is in the knowledge of the righteousness of Jesus Christ -Romans 1:16. That knowledge includes accepting that righteousness as a gift from God. 
    Once one has the righteousness of Jesus Christ, his soul is purified -Romans 6:19 "I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh. For as you have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now yield your members servants to righteousness-unto-holiness." 
    The power of God will continue to flow in and through one in good works toward others. Earnestly seek to help others -1Peter 1:22. Acts 20:32 "And now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified."

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