walking in sobriety (as especially applied to marijuana).
Current Cataloging Includes:
• 15 Scriptural Citations on Sobriety
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• 3 Support Sources
- Jeff Godwin Dancing With Demons: The Music's Real Master (1988)
- William Schnoebelen Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie (2011)
- alexguitarroductions (YouTube) Another One Bites the Dust By Queen Backmasked... (April 2, 2009)
...(24)And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. (25)But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. (26)For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner. (27)King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. (28)Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. (29)And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
(30)And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: (31)And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. (32)Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar...
...(1)I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (2)And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (3)For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (4)For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: (5)So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. (6)Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophecy according to the proportion of faith; (7)Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; (8)Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
(9)Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (10)Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; (11)Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; (12)Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; (13)Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality...
II Corinthians 5:11-19
...(11)Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. (12)For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. (13)For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. (14)For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: (15)And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
(16)Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. (17)Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (18)And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (19)To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation...
I Thessalonians 5:4-11
...(4)But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (5)Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
(6)Therefore let us not sleep, as others; but let us watch and be sober. (7)For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. (8)But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. (9)For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, (10)Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. (11)Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do...
I Timothy 3:1-13
...(1)This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
(2)A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; (3)Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; (4)One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (5)(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) (6)Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. (7)Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
(8)Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; (9)Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. (10)And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. (11)Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. (12)Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. (13)For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus...
...(5)For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: (6)If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. (7)For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; (8)But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; (9)Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers...
...(1)But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: (2)That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
(3)The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; (4)That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, (5)To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
(6)Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. (7)In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, (8)Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
(9)Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; (10)Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. (11)For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, (12)Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (13)Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (14)Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (15)These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee...
I Peter 1:9-16
...(9)Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
(10)Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: (11)Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. (12)Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
(13)Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (14)As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (15)But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (16)Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy...
I Peter 4:6-11
...(6)For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
(7)But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (8)And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. (9)Use hospitality one to another without grudging. (10)As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (11)If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen...
I Peter 5:5-11
...(5)Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
(6)Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: (7)Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (8)Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (9)Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. (10)But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
(11)To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen...
Godwin, Jeff (1988). Dancing With Demons: The Music's Real Master (p.74-75) Chick Publications
Chapter 3 PLAYING IT SAFE
...We must understand that all the mystique about "getting high" is Satan's smokescreen hiding a very gritty reality. One toke of a marijuana joint is enough to break down the protective hedge the Lord has placed around us, spiritually speaking. The euphoria, weirdness and lightning quick flashes of inspiration that hit all dopers (including Paul McCartney) are the work of demons. As kids seek a thrill through drug use, these evil spirits come clinging and singing into the mind of the dope smoker. This is why drugs play such an important part in Rock & Roll -- they are the main source of inspiration in the music making process.
Thing about it, young person -- one joint is all it takes to send you straight into the spiritual world that surrounds us. Satan doesn't care what your reasons are; you're in HIS territory now, and he is a cruel and ruthless assassin of trespassers. In McCartney's case, his dope dreams put to music are often covered with a sickly sweet, candy-coated syrup made with synthesizers and lush string arrangements. But there is more than meets the ear in such musical mushiness.
In his book, "Media Sexploitation," Wilson Bryan Key says this about the Beatles' music:
"The Beatles popularized and culturally legitimized hallucinatory drug usage among teenagers throughout the world. The Beatles became the super drug culture prophets and pushers of all time..."
Schnoebelen, William (2011). Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie (Kindle Locations 954-965). Chick Publications. Kindle Edition.
Ch 5 Witches and Drugs
Gaining the "Sight"
One of the most common ritualistic reasons for getting “high” was to do what used to be called gaining the “Sight.” This meant the development of some sort of psychic powers, usually telepathy or clairvoyance — ultimately involving the opening of what occultists call the “Third Eye.” This is the Ajna Chakra, a supposed energy center located between and slightly above your eyes — hence the name. It can be “opened” or energized by the use of hallucinogenic drugs, although there are other methods as well.
Let the witches protest all they like that they are “drug-free.” They are whistling in the dark again, if not lying outright! Right in the “bible” of Wicca, the Book of Shadows, there is a ritual to gain the Sight.
In addition to recommending tying the witch up naked and having her kneel down and crouch forward into a kind of fetal position and be scourged repeatedly (a real consciousness-raising experience, I can tell you), the Book of Shadows also recommends in its list of incenses: “patchouli is best of all, and if you have hemp, tis better still, but be very careful of this.”
Patchouli is an exotic perfume, not a drug. However, “hemp” is a common word for marijuana. Basically, the Wiccan “bible” is telling you to tie the person up and carefully get them “high” so that they can acquire psychic powers. I had this ritual done to me, and have, in turn, done it for many others; and it works. However, the dangers, both physical and spiritual, are enormous!
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Queen - Another One Bites the Dust (Backwards)
From 1:09 to 1:17, the phrase "Start to smoke marijuana..." is repeated, in sync to the rhythm of the reverse chorus.
(this phrase can also be heard, intermittently, throughout the rest of the song)