The Jesus drug (dimethyltryptamine) – What is it?
Dimethyltryptamine is a hallucinogenic compound that occurs in nature and can produce psychedelic experiences when ingested. Indigenous Amazonian cultures use the drug in spiritual and healing rituals, and it has also been used by many people in Western cultures as a recreational drug, to induce visions or "trips." People taking the drug almost always report having had visions of inter-dimensional or spiritual beings. They are identified as aliens, or as angels / demons, depending on the worldview of the taker. Dimethyltryptamine, also known as DMT, is called the "Jesus drug" because many people believe they have seen God or Jesus during a trip, and remarkably, some have become Christians.
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The Bible tells us of the existence of the spiritual world hidden behind the physical world we can see and sense. Biblical warnings against sorcery and witchcraft assume that such things are real, and that we can be affected by them (Leviticus 19:31; Galatians 5:20; Revelation 9:21). The human body and spirit are intimately connected, and they have an effect on one another, so it is plausible that a drug ingested through the body, which alters the mind, could connect the spirit of man to other spirits. This would be very closely related to sorcery, and according to the Bible, forbidden by God. What about those people who have been apparently saved through the use of Dimethyltryptamine? God can save people in any way He chooses, whether they are seeking Him or not (Ezekiel 34:16; Luke 19:10), but purposely using the Jesus drug to connect with God or Jesus is not a good idea. More likely than not, the drug would connect the seeker to a being impersonating Jesus. God forbids sorcery because it fosters a dangerous connection to dangerous beings.
We do not need drugs or sorcery to contact and connect with God. He is always there in the person of Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). We can come to Him and talk to Him anytime we want, through prayer, and He will respond to us through the Word. As we read His book, the Holy Spirit speaks words directly to our spirits. This is the obedient and safe way to connect to the only Spirit who is trying to help us, rather than harm and deceive us. "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8).
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