Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Should Christians do drugs?

This week's Tough Question is a HOT topic.  Click PLAY!

And a good discussion over here on Facebook:

Steven:  This is great. Now I know just what to say to a lawnmower if it proposes.
Lizzie:  Devil's advocate here: if the bible says that drunkenness is not good, but drinking wine in social settings is celebrated if it is in moderation, then what about recreationally smoking small amounts of pot? Is that bad if you aren't smoking enough to get high?
Joe White: Great question, Lizzie. Actually, I thought about that after I uploaded...and there is another point, which I forgot to include but is biblical. And that's 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 which talks about our bodies being a temple for the Holy Spirit and therefore, as Christians we are called to honor God with our bodies. With this in mind, wine can be seen differently than say, the sense that wine in moderation is not proven to be bad for our bodies but smoke in our mouths or lungs may be.
Matthew:  What about when the drugs in question are being used to mask or help people overcome pains? I was wondering this specifically when Leah was about to get her wisdom teeth out and I'd seen many videos of people loopy from their medication. Does the medicinal effect/aspect of drugs negate the position that we should be in control of our actions and of solid mind? How can we approach such issues with the bible in mind?
Joe White: Matthew, scripture allows for the medicinal use of of painkillers. 1 Timothy 5:23.

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