A person who uses drugs may be responsible, in the fullest sense, for starting to do so. However, as Christians, we are responsible for any continuing habit. We are meant to face all things in the sure knowledge of the love of God and the sufficiency of His grace. We should not resort to drugs to circumvent the consequences of our actions, to blot out experiances ( however horrendous ) or escape realities. God has promised He will provide the means of escape ( which may sometimes mean taking us THROUGH the 'darkest valley'). Opting out is not an option for the believer. ( 2 Corinthians 9 verse 9 , Philippians 4 verses 11 - 13 , 1 Corinthins 10 verse 13 , Psalm 23 vrse 4 , Psalm 68 verse 20 )
People usually take drugs to seek peace, pleasure and joy. Scripture says that such things are only found through a relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. Scripture instructs us that rather than get drunk with wine, we should seek to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Getting high on the Most High, is s better high than any artificial substitute.
Alcohol is for followers of the Illuminati - it is a government manipulated object. Religion is a manipulated object as well. Why not believe in yourself instead? There is no sense in being up-tight over a plant, or a psalm. What other substitute is there for the fruit of knowledge, other than ignorance? I find it awfully satirical that the two previous posts that attempt to share a breadcrumb of insight fail to recognize their cowardice by remaining anonymous. But, of course, why choose to formulate opinions when you can turn to a how-to-virtue guide?
What really is the word of God? It's been translated so many times, it's now like the end of a game of telephone. Wake up.http://bible.cc/revelation/22-2.htmNew International Version (©1984)down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.New Living Translation (©2007)It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.English Standard Version (©2001)through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.New American Standard Bible (©1995)in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.International Standard Version (©2008)Between the city street and the river, the tree of life was visible from each side. It produced twelve kinds of fruit, each month having its own fruit. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.(more at the link)