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DRUG USE

Proverbs 23:29-35

I. LEGAL DRUG USE- MEDICINE

  1. Proverbs 17:22 medicine does good

  2. Isaiah 1:6 Soothing ointments

  3. Isaiah 38:21 Healing poultice

  4. Jeremiah 8:22 Healing balm administered by a Physician

  5. Jeremiah 30:13 Healing medicines

  6. Jeremiah 46:11 ineffective medicines

  7. Jeremiah 51:8-9 balm for pain and healing

  8. Ezekiel 47:12 tree leaves for medicines

  9. Luke 10:34 bandages, oil, wine for first aid, medical use

  10. Matthew 9:12 Physician for the sick

  11. Colossians 4:14 Luke a Physician

  12. 1Tim 5:23 Weak wine for stomach problems and illnesses

  13. James 5:14-15 Oil for the sick

II. NON-MEDICAL DRUG USE

1. Alcohol- Proverbs 20:1 23:29-35 Isaiah 5:11-14, 22 28:7-10

    Hosea 4:11 Habakkuk 2:15-16 Ephesians 5:18

2. Drugs- Gal 5:20 Witchcraft, sorcery (5331 pharmakeia)- the use or the administering of drugs, illicit pharmaceuticals, poisoning, sorcery and magical arts in which drugs are often used to induce trances & hallucinations (an enchanter of drugs 5332 & 5333); often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it

a. Rev 9:21- to be repented of

b. Rev 18:21-24 characteristic of Evil Society- Babylon

c. Rev 21:5-8 To be condemned to Lake of Fire (hell)

d. Is "outside" of Christ- Rev 22:13-15

e. Exodus 7:22 (Septuagint) How Pharaoh was deceived

f. Duet 18:9-11 Abomination to God

g. Isaiah 47:7-14 Downfall of 10 tribes

III. OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER ABOUT DRUG USE

1. Drunkenness: Christians are commanded to be Sober Not Drunk-

Matt 24:49-51 Luke 21:34-36 Rom 13:13 Gal 5:19-21 1Thess 5:7-8

a. Drunk (3182)- to intoxicate, to make or get drunk, impairment of

physical and mental faculties. {Basis of illegal drug use)

2. Illegal- Romans 13:1-5 1Peter 2:13-16


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