Can Christians smoke weed? No, and yes smoking pot is indeed a sin. These 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 Christians smoke weed according to the Bible?
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.
Why is smoking weed a sin?
What did Paul say in the Bible? He said, “I will not be brought under the power of any.” The sole purpose of marijuana is for you get high and receive the effects of the strain of cannabis that you are smoking. 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.
Why Christians shouldn’t smoke weed: We must obey both the federal and state law
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.
Did God create weed?
There are some people who might say, “God made weed to enjoy!” However, He also made poison ivy, there is a reason why we are not trying that! God created 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.”
Before the fall of man
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?
Many people wonder, how does God feel about marijuana? What does the Bible say?
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.”
Marijuana and Christianity: The world promotes weed smoking
Marijuana and the Christian faith do not mix well together. 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.
Is God against weed?
Let’s learn about eating edibles and smoking weed in the Bible. From what I see in Scripture and what I understand of marijuana, I strongly believe that God opposes recreational marijuana. 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 weed 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.
The dark side of weed
People die for weed, get addicted to it, sell it illegally, etc.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool; otherwise you might die before your time.
Spending money on marijuana 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.
Weed and idolatry
If you refer to yourself as a pothead, then most likely you are addicted to marijuana and you just don’t know it yet. Regardless of what people say, I find that marijuana is very addictive. If you are spending hundreds a week on marijuana, that is an addiction.
If you have vowed to yourself and told your friends that you are going to stop, but you broke your promise, then that is an addiction. You hear it all the time. “I need this to be high, I need this to relax, I need this to help my stress, to sleep, to eat.” No! All you need is Christ. Jesus is enough.
1 Corinthians 10:14 (KJV) “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.”
Satan says, “it’s not a sin, did God really say you can’t smoke it?”
Does this sound familiar to you? Don’t fall into Satan’s trap.
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.
Can you smoke weed and still go to heaven?
I think this is a bad question. Smoking weed is not what causes people to go to hell. You go to hell by not repenting and putting your trust in Christ alone. If you have not been saved by faith in Christ alone, then you will not enter into heaven.
Let me say this again, if you have not trusted in the perfect work of Jesus Christ on your behalf and trusted Him for the forgiveness of sins, then you will not enter into heaven. We are not saved by works. You get into heaven by resting solely upon the perfect work of Jesus.
Christ took away the sin that was blocking us from God. He lived the perfect life that we couldn’t live. Jesus died, He was buried, and He was resurrected for our sins. Trust in Christ alone. However, let me say this as well. Genuine faith in Christ will radically change your life. Evidence that you have put your faith in Christ is that you will be a new creature with new desires and affections for Christ and His Word. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come The old has gone, the new is here!” A genuine Christian still struggles with sin, but what a Christian will not do is live a continuous lifestyle of rebellion and sin towards God. If He truly is a Christian, then He is a new creature. If he knows that weed is sinful, he will not want to indulge in that lifestyle.
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.
Q1- What is God teaching you about marijuana?
Q2 – Is smoking weed against the Bible?
Q3 – What is one reason that God wouldn’t want you to smoke weed?
Q4- Do you smoke weed?
Q5- Are you trying to stop marijuana use but you are struggling with it? Why not give it to the Lord for help?
Q6- Are you seeking the Lord in prayer and the Word and allowing Him to transform you?