Re: What does the Bible say about marijuana?
Fornication, adultery, lying, and gossip cannot be compared to eating a hamburger. You see eating one hamburger is not a sin, ( I would think that one beer is not a sin either even though I am an abstainer). Yet if we think we can go around fornicating, or lying, or gossipping, ( whether all the time or only occasionally, it doesnt matter) and still say we are walking with God, we are sadly mistaken. These are not things that are lawful, (but not expedient), like hamburgers, they are not things we need to exercise moderation in, these four things you mentioned are out and out sins that break God's heart.
Originally Posted by BrianW
I know you don't mean what you said the way I am answering it, Brian. I am only saying this to make the distinction between three things...
1. that which is lawful, but not expedient.
2. that which is lawful if practiced in moderation.
3. that which is sinful in and of itself and to be completely avoided
with respect and regards
1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
2 Corinthians 7:1- Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.