I have heard practically all the excuses the weed smoker/consumer tries to give to justify his marijuana usage. By the Wisdom of God, I have been able to refute all of them. In this short writing I will give you the five deadly sins associated with marijuana usage. These deadly sins are usually always overlooked or not even thought of by the proponents.


#1. Drunkenness.

The smoker/consumer uses the drug as a way to get drunk or intoxicated. The definition of intoxication is:

intoxicated /inˈtäksəkādəd/


drunk or under the influence of drugs.

Simply put, not sober. We are commanded by the Word of God to be sober at all times.


“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8 KJV).


In the letter to the Corinthians, Paul explains that the drunkards (intoxicated) will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:10). Sobriety means not intoxicated. Intoxication of marijuana happens rather quickly, immediately upon ingestion. One goes from a sober state to an intoxicated state. The drunkard is therefore in violation of the Word of God and that violation is therefore a deadly sin.


#2. Murder.

The smoker/consumer of the drug is committing suicide, albeit slowly. Suicide is self-murder. Murder is defined as:

mur·der /ˈmərdər/ The unlawful act of premeditated killing.

The Bible is clear about the act of murder.

“thou shall not kill” (Exodus 20:13).

The smoker/consumer of marijuana is with premeditated knowledge, damaging the body entirely and causing a threat to its life. Science is clear, one marijuana joint is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 29 — Smoking a single marijuana joint may be as carcinogenic to the lung as 20 tobacco cigarettes, researchers here determined.

Those who smoked the equivalent of one joint a day for 10 years had a 5.7 times higher lung cancer risk than nonsmokers even after adjusting for tobacco use, reported Richard Beasley, M.B.Ch.B., of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand here, and colleagues in the Feb. 1 issue of the European Respiratory Journal.

The bible says to do something with the “knowledge” of it being wrong is a Sin.

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17).

The scientific knowledge of the harmful effects on the body, coupled with the biblical knowledge of doing something in rebellion to the Truth, warrants a charge of Murder. This is therefore a deadly sin.


#3. Sorcery.

Sorcery somewhat falls parallel with drunkenness but there is a slight difference.

The Greek word for sorcery is pharmakeús. This word means a drug-based “incantation” or “enchantment.”

The smoker/consumer of the drug through sorcery is using for a euphoric, outer realm “high” purpose. Primary use in this deadly sin is to escape reality and transcend into another place of thought and feeling brought about by the drug. People in the arts engage in sorcery by ingesting marijuana/edibles to draw outer-worldly experiences and try to enhance and stimulate creativity. Carlos Santana, a guitar musician stated that during a Woodstock concert performance that the neck of his guitar turned into a snake while he was playing it. He smoked marijuana and consumed other drugs to engage in sorcery. This enchantment produced a demonic transition of an object. Demonic manifestations and paranormal activity are usually brought about by incantations through sorcery.

The one who engages in sorcery is not necessarily looking to get drunk or intoxicated but is using for remedy of ailment or to transcend realm through incantation or enchantment. They look to “draw from” or “extract” marijuana’s effects via sorcery. This is also witchcraft.

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:31).

The marijuana dealer or drug dispenser is a type of Wizard. It is interesting to note as well that pharmacists in the medical field can prescribe certain medications to place someone in a euphoric state via prescription drugs. Certain drugs they prescribe have side effects of hallucinations or thoughts of suicide. Many drugs given through the pharmacy can cause damage to the human body as well and can produce a dependence or bondage. This is all attributed to sorcery, therefore making it a deadly sin.


#4. Idolatry.

This is define as:

i·dol·ize /ˈīdlˌīz/
verb / admire, revere, or love greatly or excessively.

As a former smoker/consumer of the drug of marijuana, I can attest that I gave to it a type of exaltation. The need to have it, the desire of it, the longing for its presence were all characteristics of a person who created an Idol out of the drug. I was serving another god and I was in violation of the Word of God.

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3).

In my time of distress, I hastened the marijuana. In my time of trouble, I looked for the weed. When my body was agitated and I needed relief, I called upon the drug. Little did I know, I was forsaking my God and God is a Jealous God.


“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” (Exodus 34:14).

“Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.” (Judges 10:14).


The casual marijuana smoker/consumer has not even a slight awareness of the idolatry factor. They herald the marijuana leaf logo on their garments. They place it on their hats. They glorify it by creating booths at fairs and speak about its “salvation plan.” They are preachers of Idolatry. The worshipper of marijuana has nothing evil to say about their god but they’d rather defend it tooth and nail. Their devotion to their drug is a verifiable indicator that they are in idolatry and no idolator has any inheritance in the Kingdom of God.

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21).


#5. Unbelief.

un·be·lief /ˌənbəˈlēf/ noun / lack of religious belief; an absence of faith.

There are many that seek medical attention for particular ailments. The medical attention they most often seek however, isn’t the type of remedy given in the Word of God. The medical attention they prefer is that of the marijuana plant. Now there are plants and herbs that are created by God to give a healthy remedy to one’s affliction. However, an indicator of remedy excludes bodily harm i.e, lung disease, emphysema, drunkenness, excessive coughing, hallucinations etc, from its effects. The marijuana drug is sought out OVER God. How can I say this? I have spoken to many individuals who have resorted to ‘belief’ in the drug over God. This is a dangerous thing to do. They do not BELIEVE that God can heal them or remedy their affliction. The Word of God is clear on the prescription for healing:

“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:13-15).

There is nothing in those verses that reference marijuana as an alternative remedy for ailment and sickness. As a matter of fact, there are many other scriptures given as remedies throughout the Bible. One particular that I have referred to when I have suffered in ailments is in the book of Psalms:

“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalm 107:20). 

This is the ultimate scripture that will remedy ANY ailment and affliction. It’s simply a matter of Faith that will produce the desirable results. The problem is that many do not have faith in God but resort to drugs for a quick fix. But they fail to realize that beyond their ailments and longing for recovery, there is a greater, damnable price to pay for their unbelief. Notice the very first sins in the verse below:

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8).

When I read this scripture, I truly had a REVELATION. My mind became aware that one can forfeit their eternal life and salvation by simply NOT BELIEVING. Along with being Fearful, the marijuana smoker/consumer, even for “medicinal purposes,” as they call it, are committing the sin of unbelief. “Without faith it’s impossible to please God.” The one who depends on drugs and sorceries for healing or enchantments is forsaking the Creator of all things, the supplier of all things. God will not be despised by man without man incurring the consequences of his devices.

“Those who observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.” (Jonah 2:8). 

Dependance on marijuana for medicinal purpose, no matter the ailment, is regarding a lying vanity (marijuana) and forsaking their own mercy (true healing from God).

The lack of trust in God for healing is unbelief. This is a deadly sin and is clear from the scripture in Revelation what consequence follows the unbeliever:

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8).

While there are many proponents of this drug use, there are a remnant of believers who know the Truth and the Truth has made them free. I am one of them. I wouldn’t be able to explain these things with the conviction and guiding of the Spirit if I hadn’t been. God allowed me to be a drug user of marijuana for a reason. He allowed me to depend upon it and justify it and even idolize it. The fact of of the matter is that I was killing myself slowly. This had to happen so that I could have a testimony of deliverance and be able to rightfully expose this idolized drug for what it is. The 5 deadly sins associated with marijuana.

I have been marijuana free for years. I came out of my lukewarm state at the end of 2013. By the Grace of God he allowed me to come out of the delusion before it was too late! The final destination for the marijuana user is the Second death/Eternal Damnation. Many are ignorant of this FACT and will find out when it’s too late. Through my deliverance, God was able to deliver others and he’s still doing it to this day. I receive back testimonies from others who were bound by marijuana but were pulled out of the delusion by God’s Grace. Sometimes we have to go through the fire to pull others out of the fire.




Preacher and Teacher of the Gospel and Judgments of Jesus Christ.


Nathanael · January 29, 2021 at 8:22 pm

Thank you for this. The message is not for those who want their ears to be tickled.

    Adam Edmands · January 30, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Thanks for this article, im struggling with my weed addiction but have been praying to God to heal all my wounds that are causing me 2 smoke so much

    Jeff Fancher · August 31, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    So, you’d rather people be on opioids, antidepressants, etc…? What if you’re wrong, and it is a gift from God?

      Gabriel · August 31, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      Hello. If you are not a Christian you can do what you would like to do. If you are a Christian or seeking to be one then you must repent. Repentance is turning away from sin and having a mind change. Any drug whether it’s opioids, or marijuana is not on par with being a Christian. We must walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. If we live in the fleshly sins and drugs then we will be damned to hell.

      Jesus can deliver a person from all drugs but we must first see the need and endeavor to repent. Prayer to God for assistance in the matter does help. When we are sincere with God in prayer and repentance, he will honor that.


Aaron · February 10, 2021 at 8:41 pm

Great article! Its really interesting how you tied all that into one plant. I tried marijuana once. Didn’t like it at all, and this was before I had stopped being lukewarm. I hated it. I hated the feeling of something foreign, that i knew wasn’t supposed to be there going into my lungs. It felt like suffocating from the inside out. I hate cigarettes and weed, always have. The smell is horrible too. 🤮

    Gabriel · February 13, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Yes, good points. It’s not only harmful to the lungs but it is a disgusting smell!

lars · February 26, 2021 at 12:35 am

Hi Gabriel

This is not related to the topic at hand, but i was wondering what your thoughts are on the Eastern orthodox church?

i see you have made some videos rebuking catholicism, but not the eastern orthodox church, maybe you have and i have not seen it?

if you haven’t i would appreciate an article or video, a lot of people are lost in the traditions of eastern orthodoxism

there are actually 220 million people who consider them selves eastern orthodox, and is in fact the second largest Christian communion in the world after the Catholic Church.

thanks in advance (sorry for typos, English is not my first language)

may God bless you and your family

Mark Di Maggio · August 25, 2021 at 12:45 am

Hello Pastor Few people know that smoking weed over an extended period of time puts holes in your brain, here are actual catscan’s proving that weed smoking actually puts holes in the brain causing major damage. Here are the cat scan’s. https://www.google.com/search?q=Cat+Scans+of+holes+in+brain+from+smoking+weed&client=safari&rls=en&sxsrf=ALeKk00TpO6ovKi4Oio93h7lhyyOj-IJUg:1625342278034&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=C311NmLQbaZwPM%2Ci6U3pBlowztnUM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRRvmI7Tkt4rWB4wy4VzLeuB7Sv3w&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjE8fro18fxAhWgmmoFHWD6CZoQ9QF6BAgpEAE#imgrc=C311NmLQbaZwPM

    Gabriel · August 25, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Thank you for that information and your alertness. People perish for a lack of knowledge and in this case, one can perish with holes in their brain.

    Keep the faith.

Alex · September 2, 2021 at 8:25 am

God bless you and your wife.

    Gabriel · September 2, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Thank you for that blessing. We receive it in Jesus name. As for any questions that are not on topic of the writing above, you can email us @ savedbypreaching.com.

    Keep the faith!

Carlene · September 14, 2021 at 9:13 pm

Is it ok to take Tylenol, diabetes or heart medication, or is it a
sin of unbelief in God? I believe God can heal me if he wants
But I believe it is his will that we have some diseases because
Through trials we are made strong through Christ. Anyway – what is your view of non narcotic pain meds, prescribed medications like for the heart or diabetes, and taking vitamins and herbs (not marijuana). Thank you and God bless you and
Your wife.

    Gabriel · September 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Hello Carlene, thank you for your questions. I believe I made a video in the past on medications, I will try to find it and update this post. As for taking medications such as Tylenol, Iburprfren, for inflammation and such, I don’t see anything wrong with it as long as it’s not becoming an addiction. God doesn’t give disease for us to trust in him more, sometimes we may have ailments in our bodies that are not diseases but get us to depend more on God. Each case differs and I am not God to diagnose whether or not one’s ailments are distributed because of sin, lack of faith, or habits in diet. That’s God’s territory.

    My wife doesn’t like to quickly grab a headache pill but endures it and lets nature take it’s course. Rarely does she reach for the tylenols. I on the other hand will reach for the headache medicine more quicker because at times I don’t like to endure the headache especially If I am at work. I will take a couple pills and dissipate the headache. It doens’t always work though because God designed it that way so we wouldn’t trust medicine with all our heart over him.

    Faith has a lot to do with the subject as well.


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