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Is Smoking Weed A Sin?

Can Christians smoke weed? No, and yes smoking pot is indeed a sin. This new generation of professing Christians does not care for God’s Word. They will make so many different excuses and twist words to justify sin. Before I became a Christian I was a pothead. It was my idol.

Although it is extremely rare, you can die from marijuana. Contrary to popular belief, cannabis can indeed trigger heart complications. I personally know someone who died while smoking a joint. It kills your lungs. It increased my anxiety.

This world is cannabis crazy. Medical marijuana is a complete joke. Weed is a gateway drug that is making many people broke. Even though people try to deny it, weed is addicting and many people have to go to rehab for it.

People are spending 20 dollars a gram for a few hours high. Is it really worth it? People are making extremely poor decisions and the devil is promoting this through worldly music. If you’re a teen you must not try to fit in with the bad crowd.

God’s ways are higher than our ways. I used to always make excuses and Satan was deceiving me, but God showed me and convicted me and I couldn’t lie to myself anymore. Stop making excuses! You know it’s a sin! Repent and turn to Christ! Click this link to learn how to be saved.


Can you smoke weed, which is hurting your body for the glory of God? No!

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


What did Paul say? With marijuana you are yielding up control to an external force and releasing self-control.

1. 1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.


We must obey the law federal and state.

2.  Romans 13:1-4 All of you must yield to the government rulers. No one rules unless God has given him the power to rule, and no one rules now without that power from God. So those who are against the government are really against what God has commanded. And they will bring punishment on themselves. Those who do right do not have to fear the rulers; only those who do wrong fear them. Do you want to be unafraid of the rulers? Then do what is right, and they will praise you. The ruler is God’s servant to help you. But if you do wrong, then be afraid. He has the power to punish; he is God’s servant to punish those who do wrong.

1 Peter 2:13-14 For the Lord’s sake, respect all human authority–whether the king as head of state, or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right.


“God made weed to enjoy dude!”

He also made poison ivy go try it! He made the tree of knowledge, but commanded Adam not to eat from it.

Genesis 2:15-17 The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”



Genesis 1:29-30 God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

For food not for smoking, not to be in a bong, not to be put in a blunt, but for food.


After Adam sinned

We always forget this. Not everything was good after the fall.

Genesis 3:17-18 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.”


How does God view weed smoking? 

The Bible warns against intoxication and altering your mind. You might say that’s for alcohol, but intoxication is not only for alcohol. You can drink a glass of wine and you will be fine, but the purpose of smoking is to alter your mind. You smoke for the purpose of getting high.

Proverbs 23:31-35 Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. Afterward it bites like a snake, and stings like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will speak perverse things. And you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, and like one who lies down on the top of the rigging. You will say, “They have struck me, but I am not harmed! They beat me, but I did not know it! When will I awake? I will look for another drink.”


The world promotes it.

Worldly people like rapper Wiz Khalifa influences this filth to kids. That is a big red flag when the world promotes it. Just like the world promotes promiscuity, covetousness, and drunkenness.

Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

James 4:4 Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy.


Drug use is forbidden. Sorcery – translated pharmakeia which means drug use.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance as I told you before that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


Smoking hurts your lungs and pot use has many hidden harmful effects.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.


People die for it and get robbed over it.

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool; otherwise you might die before your time.


It is not spending money wisely.

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money on what cannot nourish you and your wages on what does not satisfy you? Listen carefully to me: Eat what is good, and enjoy the best foods.

James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.


Idolatry in pot.

I need this to relax, I need this to help my stress, to sleep, to eat. No, all you need is Christ. He is enough.

1 Corinthians 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.


Satan says, “it’s not a sin did God really say you can’t smoke it?” Sounds familiar!

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”



1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

Romans 14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.


Is weed harmful?

There are many people who will deny and gloss over the harmful effects of marijuana. You might even hear people say, “drinking and cigarettes are much worse for you.” Since when did two wrongs make a right? Studies conducted on college students have shown that weed use has affected memory, attention, and learning in a negative way. Studies have also shown that postal workers who have tested positive for marijuana had over 50% more accidents and a 75% increase in being absent from work. Not only does marijuana harm your health, but it also harms your career and your aspirations. Continuous weed use lowers your IQ, increases the likelihood of having chronic bronchitis, increases dropout rates, increases addiction, can create sexual problems, lessens your coordination, increases anxiety/depression, and increases your risk of having a heart attack.

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3 comments… add one
  • Luke Aug 17, 2018, 3:04 am

    I think this is a good point. Although it could have been approached a little differently. There are a hundred reasons someone can give to smoke weed, just look at all the different ways you can get a medical card. But the truth is smoking is just vain, and most people who do smoke it do so to get high. I have used it to put me to sleep and it works real well, but sleep is a gift from God(Psalm 127:2). I believe cannabis is just like every other plant in Gods creation, it has its agricultural, medicinal, and industrial purposes. Smoking weed is an easy way to get it in your body, but eating it is even easier. To eat it does not destroy the plant and its precious oils. I agree that someone who genuinely wants to follow Christ should not smoke. It is bad for the lungs and can create lots of vanity if abused.

    • Dee Oct 13, 2018, 3:58 am

      I 100% agree with you Luke. Although this article was really great, I too think it could have been approached differently. I had been really struggling with whether or not smoking weed is a sin or if it’s just something God doesn’t mind us doing. I have been doing it for the last couple of months but my gut is telling me that God does not like this. But I could not figure out why God does not like it. But this article pointed out some really GREAT verses that made me realize, base on scripture, I need to stop smoking. Smoking just for the fun of it is very different than smoking it for medicinal purposes. Proverbs chapter 23 is what stood out the most for me. Overall this was a very great article Fritz and it is the one article I will definitely save my favorites!

  • Dana Totten May 8, 2019, 11:13 am

    I also struggled with smoking, it does ease pain, but does affect my mind.All the scriptures pertaining to being sober, changed my view point to see how I had been fooled…remember satan has one purpose, to steal, kill, and destroy.

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