If Something You Do Is Not Mentioned In The Scriptures, Does It Make it Right?

Many say that the Bible doesn’t contain everything that a person does under the sun. For example, the Scriptures doesn’t say anything about smoking cigarettes and doing all types of hard drugs. And many other modern inventions that God’s Word doesn’t name. Can we truly base our lives, in any circumstance, on God’s Word and find answers to our problems, what we are going through? The answer is YES, without a shadow of a doubt.

Even though the Word of God doesn’t mention certain things, everything you are going through, it doesn’t matter what it is, you will find the answer in the Bible.

In every situation that a person goes through, the answer can be found in the Scriptures, with two commandments. Jesus said that everything else in the Scriptures hangs on these two commandments. They are…

37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 Upon these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets.” -Matthew 22:37-40

We will see how these two commandments play a role in the things that people do or go through that might not be mentioned by name in the Scriptures.

For instance, cigarettes and drugs like weed, cocaine, or other similar things are not named in the Bible. But, you will find that the Word of God does indeed talk about these issues.

God’s Word says that our bodies, for believers, is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? -1 Corinthians 6:19

And our bodies no longer belongs to us, but to the Lord.

For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body. -1 Corinthians 6:20

So, if you are smoking or doing drugs, you no longer demonstrate love to the Lord your God with all your strength. You are sinning against the temple of the Holy Spirit by taking substances that could damage His temple, our bodies, severely. Not only is that true for drug use, but also for using your bodies for sexual immorality.

15 Do you not know that your bodies are parts of Christ? Shall I then take away the parts of Christ and make them parts of a prostitute? Far from it! 16 Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “The two shall become one flesh.” 17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 18 Flee sexual immorality. Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. – Corinthians 6:15-18

Don’t think to yourself that it’s not a sin to do some drugs or even smoke because it is not mentioned in the Scriptures. It is a sin and you will find it there. To see it, you must put on your spiritual eyes by asking the Lord Jesus Christ to speak to you in His Word and to show it to you there. The Holy Spirit will open up your eyes to see it.