Daniel P. Barron

Unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Users of drugs like cannabis and psilocybin-containing mushrooms and all the other hippie stuff like to say you can’t get addicted to these things; they say it’s only a “mental addiction” and not a physical one. I’m writing this now, not so much as to disagree with the form of this assertion, but to disagree with the substance. Indeed, you cannot get physically acclimated to the non-opiate drugs, but this so-called mental acclimation is in fact worse.

If he dies (like opiate addicts die, no discussion possible) it’s an addictive substance. If he doesn’t die then there’s no addiction involved, the guy in question is simply being a dumb ****.

So what if someone gets sick over running out of dope. People get sick from time to time and the cure is simple enough: lay in bed for a couple days and drink lots of soup. What’s it matter if the illness is caused by a virus or by lack of a chemical. Being a “dumb ****” is infinitely worse because this is not something you can just ride out in bed. Mental addiction should better be called a lack of self-control, and this attribute is actually a damning one.i Do not be mistaken though, God does not forbid the use of drugs in general.

Likewise, no drug is ever generally forbidden, and drugs are nothing new to the mind of man (Ephesians 2:3 “desires of the . . . mind”). Soberness is commanded (1 Thessalonians 5:6, 8; Titus 2:2), but to possess a particular substance is never outlawed. God’s law is perfect (Psalm 19:7). Man’s law fits well into Proverbs 14:12 & 16:25.

The lack self-control relates to the love of one’s self. These characteristics are listed with unholiness, and people who fit this description are at risk of eternal destruction. And yet there are many who will hypocritically judge those who point this out, particularly when the subject is obesity. They call the fatso “beautiful” which is already a perversion of language not unlike using the word ‘literally’ to mean the exact opposite.ii The same people duplicitously claim that it’s not their fault; that there are diseases and genetic disorders that cause weight gain.iii

Pictured above is a pair of tweets. The first is an obeast in full prom getup, and the second is my reply which she foolishly ‘retweeted’ to an audience of thousandsiv who showed up just to assure her she’s beautiful after she publicly stated her regret in posting it in the first place. The result was an onslaught of mentions so great that it occasionally caused my iPhone twatter app to crash. Quoted below are some of the stupid things people had to say, interspersed with my rebuttals complete with Biblical references.

Explain how having pride is a sin. Let her live her life! If anything, you putting others down based on their looks is a sin.

The Lord hates it.v “Putting people down” — He doesn’t.

And pretty sure it’s a sin to add words to the bible that were never there

That is indeed a sin, but not one which I have committed in this context.vi The Bible explicitly says that over-eating is actually the result of following a false god! No adding of words going on here; following false gods clearly leads people to hell.vii

pride is not the same as self esteem. in the biblical sense it means boastfulness or cockiness

To esteem yourself is surely not to deny yourself,viii but is rather like loving yourself.

it doesn’t say “body shaming is a sin” but if u really know the Bible u should know u gotta be a nice person n u must not be rude.

That’s false; it is you who does not know The Bible.ix If Christ came not to bring peace, and if he came to set us against our own family, then surely it is also acceptable to be “set against” a complete stranger.

it says u gotta love the others just like u love yourself, therefore, having a high self-esteem isn’t a sin wyd

You are adding to the word.x Where does it say we must love ourselves? Indeed we must “love our neighbor as ourselves.”xi But we are also supposed to deny ourselves in order to follow Christ. These two things seem contradictory, and might be used as a gotcha by those looking to discredit The Bible, but the truth is apparent to those who read it like a child.xii If you simply take God at His word, and believe both statements, you can know that it is possible to both love another as if they were part of you, and also hate yourself; these are not mutually exclusive concepts. The overall message of The Bible is to believe in God and avoid eternal destruction. This is what you should want for yourself, and by extension it is what you should want of your neighbor. It is out of love that I judge others and tell them where they have erred, because I do not wish that they go to hell.

and she is gonna to hell for that? What if she was born that way?

Yes. God has caused her to be this way for the purpose of destroying her.xiii Aborted babies even go to hell. He creates most people specifically to make them disobey Him and then be destroyed in hell.

Yea..KYS hop tf off her and worry bout your life and even if it did “lead to hell” it doesn’t affect you in any way

Her blood would be on my hands if I could have warned her and I didn’t.xiv

whatever u say isnt gonna make u look any better, you claim to believe in God but you should know not to diss God’s creation

God disses His own creation!xv

None of these people are loving or forgiving, and in some cases brutally wished that I would go to hell. They slandered me and also hypocritically called me ugly. As I told one of them, if I am indeed wrong as they say, they should wish instead that I repent. But they despise good, and that is why they care more about a disgustingly fat girl and her self-love than my own eternal salvation.

  1. 2 Timothy 3:

    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

  2. Go ahead, look it up. That’s what the word means now!
  3. See what’s happened there? Disease and disorder are beautiful now! And up is down and black is white. Why not!
  4. I guess the intent is to shame me into deleting it or something. Instead it got me over a hundred thousand ‘impressions’ which isn’t saying that much, but I also got hundreds of clicks to my blog.

  5. Proverbs 6:

    16 These six things the Lord hates,
    Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
    17 A proud look,
    A lying tongue,
    Hands that shed innocent blood,
    18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
    Feet that are swift in running to evil,
    19 A false witness who speaks lies,
    And one who sows discord among brethren.

  6. Philippians 3:

    17 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. 18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

  7. Exodus 20:

    2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
    3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
    4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

  8. Luke 9:

    23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.”

  9. Matthew 10:

    34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

  10. Proverbs 30:

    5 Every word of God is pure;
    He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
    6 Do not add to His words,
    Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

  11. Mark 12:

    29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

  12. Matthew 18:

    2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.

  13. Romans 9:

    22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, 24 even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

  14. Ezekiel 3:

    16 Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

  15. Genesis 6:

    5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

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