Will you go to hell for smoking marijuana?

We like to put things in boxes. We like tidy answers. Will you go to hell for smoking weed? No. Should you smoke weed? No. Many parents are going to have to start figuring out what they believe about marijuana. Most states that have legalized it have set the legal age at 21 which is wise.

Here is why I think legalizing marijuana is a bad idea.

  1. Wider use and acceptance. The legal age is 21 but so is alcohol and go to any High School party, college campus alcohol is everywhere. Is weed in these places now? Yes. But legalization will make it far worse believe me.
  2. People typically smoke it to get high to alter conscience
  3. I believe that the “drunk with alcohol” scriptures apply to “getting high on drugs.”

There are some arguments I have heard on highergrounds.ca that make smoking marijuana legal that make some sense mostly in the area of helping those who are sick with cancer. With those arguments taken into consideration, I think the legalization of pot is a bad idea. We allow sick people access to the drugs they need and the drugs remain illegal to the rest of us, that is how I think it should remain for marijuana.

So will I go to hell for smoking marijuana? I would say no. Smoking weed does not send people to hell. People go to hell when they fail to put their hope and trust in Christ alone to save them from their sins. WHY people smoke weed very well may send them to hell. When we turn to something to numb the pain that only Christ can alleviate in our lives that thing we turn to is our functional savior. What you turn to when life gets hard identifies the idols in your life that you trust more than you should. What you turn to help you when your idols let you down reveals who your lord and savior actually are.

So weed doesn’t send you to hell trusting in someone, or something other than Christ to save you sends you to hell. Marijuana and alcohol, can both be used to alter your state of mind. No matter what you think about the drinking of alcohol the bible is very clear on its call of drunkenness a sin. I think getting high would fall into this same prohibition.

I will tell my kids that the reason we don’t smoke weed isn’t simply because we are Christians. We are Christians because we find Jesus to be far more beautiful and more precious than anything that we could have, own posses or experience. He is our joy He is our life He is everything to us.

*[clarification] I am not sure I was clear as I hoped to be. I believe marijuana is bad for kids, should be illegal. In my post, I was trying to get parents to think about their argument against weed when the argument that it is a banned substance is no longer available to us. I think many kids start smoking it because see it as harmless and Jesus never said “Thou shalt not smoke weed” He was quite clear in his word about the altering of our minds and turning to any substance to create comfort in a way that only Christ can.

42 thoughts on “Will you go to hell for smoking marijuana?”

  1. I found this truly helpful. Because I do turn to weed when I am stressed. I also pray to God. God is a jealous God and nothing should compare to him. Thank you for this article. Sometimes I smoke because it just feels good, but it does alter my mind and I feel dirty when I do it. I would be a liar if I was to say I want to stop this very minute, but I have the faith that I will someday.

    1. Whenever you use “mind altering ” drugs, you are leaving a door wide open for demons to come in. I smoked pot too, and I felt the presence of evil, but my roommate saw it! A couple months later, I was about to smoke pot when the Holy Spirit said “WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?” That was all I needed to hear…I never smoked it again. Soon after those experiences, I read a man’s testimony concerning this very thing. God showed him the demons that “come with” pot smokers. He described them exactly how my roommate saw them:they are short and black. So please stop smoking pot.

      1. they are short and black? hahahahahahahahaha
        me i smoke weed but in 2015 one night i started seeing demons in tv,facebook, and even the following days i saw them on streets and i saw many other strange things…but i was prayed for and given some treatment in rehab…am still not sure whether that was the effect of weed or not…but now i am still smoking it but i am a strong christian like never before

    2. Rush, how did you make out with your battle. Here it is 2020 and I am in this same place you were in back in 2016. Dude, it’s like your words/struggles are an identical description of my life and behaviors surrounding leaf. How are you managing your use (or lack thereof) now?

    3. But the alcohol prohibition you mentioned, did not stop alcohol consumption but instead brought it underground where more people died, either due to pure binge drinking, not being able to see a medical professional for help (due to the illicit nature of problems such as alcohol poisoning) or just because of the unregulated booze that contained many unsavoury ingredients, that wouldn’t have passed legal scrutiny, to reduce the price. This is what is happening with cannabis. The biggest risks from this plant are the ones caused by prohibition, not to mention the death and destruction the illegality of it causes via the gangs that peddle it. Moreover it forces users into criminal circles. As they try to buy from drug dealers, they become desensitised to the danger of drugs and assume that the other drugs that they have heard such horrible things about are as harmless as cannabis, which just isn’t true. This means that the scaremongering about cannabis makes cannabis into the gateway drug, that it wouldn’t have been if it was legal. Not to mention the racist nature of ugh scaremongering. The prohibition on cannabis without doubt (we have tape recorded evidence and medical reports that prove this) started as a war on the black and Mexican population of America.

      Your big point is that cannabis makes you high, which is looking for answers from someone other than the lord, but alcohol dies the same and is legal. Do you believe a few glasses of wine is fine under your Christian beliefs? I’m willing to bet you are, as long as you aren’t aiming to be intoxicated. Well weed can be used in the same way. Not everyone who smokes is looking to get extremely high and forget their problems, some just want a few puffs of a joint passed around their friends and just sit and talk about life. I’ve been at a gathering where people were smoking and talking about the lords love, they used the plant to help them access Gods greatness and to help conceptualise his loce. You don’t need to get to the drunk equivalent of high, you can just get to the tip set equivalent. But again for this we need legalisation and regulation. As currently we do not know if we are smoking the equivalent of a beer of weed or of a bottle of vodka. Mass legalisation and regulation would help people to use the god given and grown plant to help us get closer to Him.
      Finally your point on medical marijuana sadly doesn’t stick. Yes some people have access to medical marijuana but these people are the Lucy ones. Most people who need the plant for their affliction can either not get it medically, can not afford the expensive medical version, or are simply in a state that continues to raid and criminalise legal dispensaries. I personally like to smoke half a joint to ease my anxiety and have found that it is the only thing that stops me from having a panic attack or ends my IBS pain, however I have to buy my weed from a guy in a tracksuit who also sells cocaine, MDMA and ketamine and who sends out menus of all drugs he sells. I’m making this guy rich for breaking the law.

      I personally need legalisation, so ethnic minorities can stop being targeted, so I can treat my afflictions, so I end stop feeding into gang violence and making bad people rich, so that I can know my plant isn’t sprayed with harmful chemicals to make it heavier and so that I can know what I’m smoking and how strong it is

    1. I agree but he also warns of the over-desire of things that are good. Wine and strong drink are not evil or discouraged in fact you can find many encouragements to use them in scripture but never in excess. There are many scriptures condemning the excess of wine and strong drink I would say it is safe to connect those warnings to Cannabis.

      1. Amen and I claim that , I’ve changed my life by the help of God the whole time from selling drugs heavily and feeling guilty and he brought me out of it ,glory to God, now it’s like I get the same feelings when it comes to smoking it now and I was confused and I question myself if
        I was just lost in my own thoughts and I been praying and asking just to verify these feelings that I’m having.But I think I’m just gonna be done with it completly.

      2. Are you actully a moron? Because you just made the argument against yourself haha. Before you were saying it should not even be legal at all to all people but now all you are saying it should be used by people but just not in excess…which is what should not be done with ANYTHING! NOTHING is good if you abuse it.
        Stupid, stupid people. It actually bewilders be.

        1. Time, I said that I am against the recreational use of marijuana but am not against it being used medicinally. Not a contradiction many people hold this position. There is a lot of data coming out of states that have legalized and much of the data is not good.

  2. A dear friend of mine who had cancer the cancer specialist recommended he smoke marijuana for his pain so is medicine marijuana a sin for the believer?

    1. I believe as a medication, it is not the same as using it for recreation. That said, if your friend is still in treatment and still looking for pain relief, tell him to pray to God for guidance. If he is a true believer, God will give him an answer that will satisfy him. Trust no man, but trust in the Lord.

    1. Prove your statement to me, Ginny.
      We all (I included) love to state a “fact” here and there, in most cases not knowing where the idea came from or if the fact is a fact at all.
      Thousands of studies, past, ongoing and no doubt in the future have many different opinions on if it “causes” mental illness.
      From personal experience amongst a few hundred cannabis smokers/eaters, I have found that people who already have mental illness smoke it. For some it makes them worse and for others it has calming, healing properties.

      It has been referred to as a gateway drug. Also “the devils lettuce”. “responsible for murder”. “makes people evil”. And many other absurd statements, started by somebody, somewhere, out of fear or agenda.

      1. The New York Times did a story on the extra harm it does to a developing brain, which is up to age 25. Alex Berenson, a former NY Times reporter is the author of Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence (Your library may have it) “No one should be under the impression that marijuana is harmless. The potential downsides are well known, and I’ve covered them. Nor should anyone be irrationally exuberant about its upsides. It’s not a wonder drug, and the proven benefits are also minimal (as he’s written about before). It’s perfectly natural to be concerned that as cannabis products become legal in more states, they will affect more people. Many of the experts who have done the work are still nervous about how we might proceed. No one thinks that children or adolescents should use marijuana. There’s little regulation right now, and there’s potential for the drug to be mixed with other substances to increase its addictive properties. Advertising will probably make claims that will be out of line with reality.” Aaron E. Carroll, NY Times 1/14/19.

    2. Ginny. That’s not true at all. You are believing past government propaganda lies. It doesnt cause mental illness nor is it a gateway drug (more propaganda lies). Alcohol is the gateway drug. Actually alcohol abuse syndrome is.
      Alcohol deaths a yr 95,000
      Cannabis deaths 0
      ZERO deaths. Research valid scientific studies and Harvard Studies not anti-cannabis websites.

  3. “The devil’s lettuce?” Have we been watching The Heartbreak Kid? Since I started smoking pot 22 years ago, (and I don’t need to site the source), but friends, parents, people on the news or “drugs inc.” and other tv specials that talk about marijuana have NEVER EVER Been guilty of murder for just smoking marijuana in itself. If they smoked marijuana, I will guarantee you that those people who murdered have other substances in their systems other than weed, and couldn’t prove to have done these crimes based on weed alone. Now it’s a different story very few people have very serious mental health issues. But then again, it wasn’t just weed, they could be suffering from schizophrenia or other serious mental illnesses. Hell, i’m diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, with really bad anxiety and paranoia, and when I smoke weed the first two times after giving it up for a while, I do get more paranoid in those two times, but i’m great from there on. And it wasn’t marijuana that made me have this disorder.

  4. Has anyonoe thought about these demons are visible only when you we ‘re high. Just maybe the demons where hanging around for all the baggage of sins that you have been carrying around. Remember no one is perfect and we all fall short. Try reading your living Word instead of socializing and using it as a recreational crutch for pain thats The Christ place. Its no condemnation after The Christ. In all things give thanks and the demons will have to praise with you. Use in moderration know thyself and deny yourself but don’t live in denial. Alcohol is Alcohol lest not add to the Word for that is a sin in its self and thats leaning to our own understanding. Ask yourself what are my intentions? If it causes you to stumble and is against the law where you live its a sin according to the word. Be careful on judging others. Find your personal walk with God thats best for you. Be a Pro on Verbs. Read Proverbs chapter a day. Play life like a cello. Hold your note. Amen.

  5. This world is built on and survives on machines, chemicals, pills, and dependency. Nothing is all normal and or natural. Organic food is grown with the water from earth that was to grow non organic food.
    Doctors feed you a chemical drugs that duplicates natural earth healing plants and food.
    You have to fight Satan with his own fire in order to defeat him.
    Yes you can do without but you can also do with.If a person with mental disabilities needs man made drugs to alter his state of mind is he now of sin? As the others in the arms of Jesus say smoking plants to alter their mind is a sin. As they drank wine at the last supper did jesus & company all create sin? That would be hypocritical. You can say abuse would be the sin. Smoking the plant of earth is not. Selling is not sin.Growing is not. But to abuse anything is to abuse the body.So the sin is the abuse, not the partake….

  6. 1. Teen Marijuana us has been dropping since legalization. So no, I don’t believe you.


    2. Yes people smoke pot get high. Agreed.

    3. God does not need your help with what He meant to say. He speaks about alcohol. Not whatever you say should be added to that teaching. You are treading on dangerous grounds by adding to His word.

    “We are Christians because we find Jesus to be far more beautiful and more precious than anything that we could have, own posses or experience. He is our joy He is our life He is everything to us.”

    I get you find Jesus beautiful but that doesn’t give you a right to add to His word.

    “He was quite clear in his word about the altering of our minds and turning to any substance to create comfort in a way that only Christ can.”

    How can He be clear on something He never talked about?

    Proverbs 30
    5 Every word of God proves true;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
    6 Do not add to his words,
    lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

    You are a liar and your kids probably already know

  7. I am commenting from a legal state . when i do it , I feel shameful. Actually ive never smoked pot and never not felt shameful afterward. I think it makes you numb and forgetful. Therefore it hurts your soul , because it numbs it and you cant grow . I also start putting on weird clothes, almost like the devil has an agenda for my atire.

  8. Weed is medication. In the 70’s 90% of cannabis was used for medication there’s a reason why God created this plant weed can cure Asma,Heart Burn,Cancer etc…
    Point is, is that weed is actually good for you.

  9. Thank you to this author, you will never know how your sharing gave me a scriptural explanation of what I always felt to be true. Either I have a real relationship with Jesus Christ and lean on Him or I can go to marijuana to meet my need. By having an idol to go to, at the time of death I would hear; “depart from me for I never knew you” and there is not a more terrifying thought to ponder.

  10. my least faverat eline in the bible is the fact we have to obey they government and follow the “laws og the land” but waht hapepsn when SATAN is in control of our government? dose that give satan the power to send us to hell by making retard laws aslogn they dont dirrectly defy the bible? alcohal legal and weed ilelga? the rothschilds? the rockerfellers?

  11. Alcohol is way worse then weed. And is one of the only addictions that will kill you if you quit.. marijuana has been shown in a horrible light. The benefits outweigh the negative 10 to 1. The ones against it where either brought up shielded from reality or are very uneducated on the subject. I invite you to go read a book on it do some actual research and stop believing everything you he without looking into yourself.. no matter the dose of weed you will never see stuff or hallucinate.. unless you have some mental disorder which you would see stuff sober… the ones against it have never experienced the benefits. But to each their own soon it will be 100% legal and all your kids will be smoking it….

  12. I feel as an addicted drug user to crack/cocaine I smoke weed everyday since I was 15 I’m 34 i disire to one day be free from all drugs but I know and feel from experience everything is good in god drugs brought me closer to god but also tearing me apart literally I can feel how close god is and how he helps me around every corner as the devil plants temptation in front of every door every door I open the devil kills me with temptation I’m torn and I ask god to take this out this thorn as its left only to bring me closer to my real desire “God” and I feel him bring me closer as I meditate on the thoughts of him while I’m high but when I smoke crack I feel him tear me apart mourning for him crying out my name but I keep failing him he’s showing me I need to make a decision but I forever feel his pull unless I gave up and I gave up once and it felt terrible I stopped praying stopped thinking about him I felt the emptiness ….if you want to keep reading.. I lost everything I knew I couldn’t give up because I knew how he felt about me I knee I was his child and he would never give up on your children even if he turns away from you god doesn’t even give up on satan he never will look at how much satan has done and is still here every done in the Lord no later what it is drugs evil desire will always turn in the name of the Lord but you will always one day be asked to make that one choice I’ve done shrooms and meditated in thé lords name I felt him so close he made see things I couldn’t do any thing but cry his love flowed through me like the rivers I wept for hours as he glorified me in his name I know he will come for me I can feel him now for most of you that dont know he’s that strong mourn you feel the happy sad mixed emotion that flows through your body the heaviest weight you’ll every feel in your life. And don’t tell anyone thier lying because you never knoe would you saying I’m lying if god was taking people right now he’s not but he he was and you were always skeptical and then you missed out because the desires in your heart were masked by skepticism

  13. What if one smokes to find spiritualism with God? Its the intentions of ones mind that discerns good from bad.

  14. I’ve been saved since 1972..smoked cannabis since 1975..it doesn’t cause me to sin I feel more peaceful and it’s great for old age pains AND IT DOES NOT BLOC K THE HOLY SPIRIT.Afterall God made all the plants we use for MEDICINE .Learn to use not abuse takes discipline ,if you cant handle it ..don’t do it..no big deal.I know I can’t handle hard drugs or alcohol so I don’t do it.Its legal now for me and I’m not made to feel.im a criminal for using it.Praiss the Lord for that!

    1. There are worst things in the world then smoking weed. Maybe Christians are steeped in legalism. I’m 64 yrs old and I’m about to watch Marvel’s Black Widow. Being buzzed will make it even more enjoyable LOL !! Next they’ll be saying I shouldn’t be watching Black Widow SMH ! I think the issue here is drug abuse not drug use.

  15. People smoke weed to get to another place, to experience something new. to enhance reality. Weed is like eyeglasses for the mind. It makes music sound better. I do not associate weed use with idolatry.
    The fruit of the spirit are Love, Joy, Peace etc. I guess wanting more is a sin.

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