like marijuana ok, since God created the herbs with seeds and called them
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
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
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;
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
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
2:20 "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
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
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
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."