Sunday, August 5, 2007

Does the Bible Prohibit us from Using Drugs?

“PA why are people blaming the young woman using drugs; she is killing herself and not anybody. Does the Bible prohibit us from using drugs?”
Thank you for the question. To answer your question, I will show the use of drugs in the Old Testament, in the New Testament and its consequences and then let you be the judge. TV and radio news these days is; "So and so is caught with drugs, and that was driving under the influence." Lohan is merely a microcosm of the youths of today (especially the rich ones) who are getting all drugged as mobile cocaines or two legged marijuanas. The adults today doing drugs are the young ones yesterday who were neglected or lost their identity.

Now, the kids under the influence of excess freedom and drugs are running their homes, schools and society. Before this freedom thing where Kids are no more answerable to their parents, drug addiction was heard of in iotas. Oh what a shame! 
One day the kids used black paint to make graffiti in the boys’ restroom that was painted white, so the school authorities decided that the whole restroom should be painted black. The next day the kids made the writing in white (its original color). Can someone tell me who is in charge here? I guess the school!

Each person watching the TV has seen someone being charged with one of these in the past five days: cannabis, inhalants, cocaine, narcotics, depressants, hallucinogens, designer drugs, anabolic steroids and DUI. Are these palmerworms and cankerworms eroding the fabrics of our society? Is there an underlying problem that we pretend does not exist? Firstly, this drug problem shows you that wealth does not bring a fulfillment in life. Secondly, it reveals that plastic surgery may repair a damaged face, but a plastic smile will be insufficient for a miserable life. Thirdly, it shows that stardom comes with insatiable societal demands that wear the star out with time, if you have a dysfunctional family. If you envy a star, you envy their habits too. Fourthly, American youths have their priorities misplaced. Fifthly, it also divulges that life has become so synthetic that the American Dream could be summed up as rodomontades. Sixthly, it reveals that there cannot be any solution to treat drug addiction when the society prescribes physical and psychological solutions for spiritual problems. Seventhly, we learn that any society that puts God out must be ready to embrace the Devil and his works in. Eighthly, that absentee parenting will kidnap your kids away to drugs. Lastly, that America has been hijacked by the excesses of its own freedom.
This issue of drugs is like asking who created evil and if God created everything, then He is the creator of evil. In Genesis 1:12, the Bible reads: “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good”. God after creating everything he did not find anything wrong with it. On that basis, when a ban was being placed on Ecstasy, Lincoln said: “Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes”. Although God created everything, he gave man the volition to choose between good and evil.
The first instant where drug is mentioned in the Bible is when God asked Moses to use Calamus and concoct the holy anointing oil (Ex 30:23). Calamus has an ingredient that when metabolized, it leaves the same effects like Meth or Ecstasy. It was used as healing oil, but today people use it to smoke. If God thought that man needed an exhaust pipe, then every human being would have had one. Instead, he created necessary orifices (vagina-for menstruation, childbearing and sex; rectum-for defecation Only; nostrils-for breathing and smell Only, ears-for hearing, mouth- for licking, eating and drinking, breast-for breastfeeding and urethra-for ejaculation and urination, skin pores for sweating).
In the Gospels, we see that the use of drugs was even more apparent in that is was used to alleviate pain (Mt 27:34; Mk 15:23). In the epistles, we find drugs through morphological studies. The word witchcraft in Gal 5:20 in Greek is
-->pharmakĕia used as medication, administration of drugs and poisoning. The word pharmacy is from this word.
As you know, the Bible says that no one should use any substance that will destroy their bodies. Drugs will take away your liberty. It will give you a new first name: Addict. You will become violent and psychologically dependent. It will mess up your brain. Drug addiction is a four armed bandit. In Germany Alcoholics are put on disability pension because the society says it is sickness. It is not. It is a bad habit. Why don’t they just put all the sex addicts too on disability? Yeah, it is right! The porn industry will like it.
To the young people and others I say this: you do not need drugs to be cool. If you are already addicted, you should not hide it; you should not try to deal with it alone.You should seek help. You must sever from those bad friends whose bad behavior can easily ensnare you. Remember: iron sharpens iron. Everybody has problems, but the person who carries his or her problem on his or her head will be one to fall for the bait of evil doers. If you have a problem and do not know what to do, remember you have a creator in heaven. Call on Him and he will answer you. 
We have tried to put God out and bring in humanism, but the shame has been ours. People rather prefer to have profanity than scripture in schools. Look at your stars all drugged up, and they are your role models. What has happened to the prelates, teachers and social workers who used to be the role models? Is it misplaced priority? It is time to go back to winning ways. In the absence of real life, let the losers be contented with drug addiction! Are you a loser? Yes, you are if you are an addict.
Until then, the dog that barks belongs to the household, but its barks belong to the community.
Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

In the absence of reality, let the losers be contented with shadows (Hamilton Ayuk).

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