Drugs and the Bible

The Bible mentions four powerful drugs,  three that are stronger than LSD. They are wormwood, hemlock, gall and myrrh. None are ever used to induce visions of the Bible God. No prophet of God ever used drugs to speak or listen to God in the Scriptures. Anything that  takes away the conscious control of our minds or feelings is a sin against  our souls. No one has a right to put himself at the mercy of a chemical  that opens the door of the mind to the spirit world outside of Christ's loving protection. No true disciple of Jesus uses drugs. The use of drugs to put us into contact with the spirit world is something that God hates  with a holy anger because it brings such deep spiritual damage to the souls  He has entrusted to us. It is worth a note to see that Jesus was offered  a drug mixture only once in His life - and He refused it.

It is silly to say, "God made pot (or some other chemical), so it is holy." God made poisonous toadstools and spiders too, but no one has started a movement to eat these. We are not to eat or drink anything that will confuse our minds or bring spiritual darkness to our hearts. Drugs that break the mind free from conscious control by the will, open the dimensional door to the occult world. Over this blank mind bridge, Satan and his dark spirits can invade the cities of our souls. The Bible specifically warns us here. It absolutely forbids the use of drugs in this way. In Revelation 18:23 a special word is used. It is sorceries. The word is in Greek "pharmakeia". It is the word we make use of in the English word pharmacy or druggist today. It means "to make religious trips by the use of drugs." God says this will fool all the nations in the last days. God warns that no man who uses drugs or sells them to others for a trip will be in heaven (Revelation 21:8). Beware that you do not get fooled by the tricks of the devil. Many false Christs are coming (Matthew 24:3-5). Only the Jesus of the Bible is the real one. He has told us how He would show Himself to us, and it is never by drugs. Jesus said: "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me, does not keep My words; and the world which does not love Me, does not keep My  words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent me" (John 14:23,24).

(From "A handbook for Followers of Jesus" by Winkie Pratney. Copyright Bethany Fellowship, Inc. For more information visit Winkie Pratney's site at