Have you ever wondered…
What Does God Say About Drugs?
Robert Orem is a former addict who has spent years researching the Bible, drug use, and the occult in order to answer this very question. What he has discovered will amaze you.
Most people don’t know that the Bible refers to drug use at all. It does. Dozens of times. Jesus spoke about drug users twice.
There are 37 references to drug use and drug users in the Bible, and in Pharmakia: The Biblical View of Drug Use, Orem examines and explains them all.
You’ll learn about
- the three Greek words found in early Bibles that refer to drug use and drug users.
- when the Bible’s references to drug use were forgotten.
- the use of drugs by Pharaoh’s magicians during the Exodus.
- the use of drugs by Queen Jezebel and King Manasseh.
- drug use in ancient Babylon during the time of Daniel.
- the prophecies in Revelation that predict a global epidemic of drug use before Christ’s return.
- what Jesus said about drug users and the Judgment.
You’ll not only discover what the Bible teaches about drugs, you’ll also see how it applies to drug users today. You’ll learn
- how drugs are used in witchcraft and pagan religions.
- how western youth were deceived into practicing witchcraft and idolatry with drugs in the 1960s.
- the effects of the drugs commonly used today.
- how and why drugs expose people to demons.
- the signs of demonic influence in modern drug users.
- how God makes it possible for anyone to stop using.
The Bible teaches that drug use is a form of witchcraft that can expose people to demons. That’s the bad news.
The Good News is God loves drug users and addicts, and the Bible also teaches that he sets us free from the sin of drug use the same way he sets people free from all other sins—through faith in his Son.
Pharmakia is a more than just a thoroughly researched investigation of what the Bible says about this ancient form of sorcery. It is also a powerful, hope-filled message of God’s love for the millions of users and addicts all over the world. It shows us–straight from the Bible–that anyone can be delivered from drugs and demonic influence by Jesus Christ, just as the author was.
“The reality of the spiritual origins of drug use that every serious Christian needs to know. Some of this I already understood, but linking the pieces together has made much more sense of the true picture, and it is a more dangerous situation than I had previously known.”
– Scott P.
“The best book on the topic. Very well written. Every person should take time and read it!”
– Nellie O.
“THANK YOU! Lately God has been putting addicts in my path. I teach a bible class, and there are now eight former addicts or active users in it. Your book has prepared me to minister to them with Scripture! There just isn’t anything out there to compare to your work.”
– Karen C
“This book is a valuable weapon in the arsenal of a praying spouse or parent waging their own personal war against the devilish device of pharmekia. All I can say is you will never view witchcraft the same again. Eyes open. Mind blown. Read the book.”
“Must read. Life changing. This is the book the world needs right now.”
“I have been a follower of Jesus since 1976. I never had a problem with drugs, but all five of my children struggle with addiction. I have read basically everything on drug use and addiction, and I think your book is AMAZING! I also volunteer at a rehab facility. I started a faith-based small group there and we are going through your book one chapter per week. Eyes are being opened, and I am hopeful it will help them come to know JESUS!”
Pharmakia: The Biblical View of Drug Use
Table of Contents (447 Pages)
PART ONE: The Use of Drugs in Magic
Chapter 1: Drug Use in Shamanism
Chapter 2: Drug Use in Medieval Withcraft
Chapter 3: Magic Defined
PART TWO: Drug Use in the Bible
Chapter 4: Pharmakia
Chapter 5: Drug Use in the Law
Chapter 6: Drug Use in the Prophets
Chapter 7: Yahweh’s Messiah
Chapter 8: The Gospel of the Kingdom
Chapter 9: Drug Use in Galatians
Chapter 10: Drug Use in Revelation
Chapter 11: Why God Hates Drug Use
PART THREE: The Devil, Demons, Man, and Magic
Chapter 12: Satan and His Angels
Chapter 13: Demonic Influence Demystified
Chapter 14: Sin: Doorway to Satan’s Kingdom
Chapter 15: The Operation of Demons in Magic
Chapter 16: Spiritual Perception and Deception
PART FOUR: The Modern Drug User
Chapter 17: The 1960s: Pharmakia Spreads Throughout the World
Chapter 18: Pharmakia Past and Present
PART FIVE: Modern Drugs and Their Effects
Chapter 19: Stimulants
Chapter 20: Opiates
Chapter 21: Hallucinogens
Chapter 22: Marijuana and Hashish
Chapter 23: Designer Drugs
PART SIX: The Symptoms of Demonic Influence in Modern Drug Users
Chapter 24: Legion
Chapter 25: Violent Tendencies
Chapter 26: Superhuman Strength
Chapter 27: Panic Attacks
Chapter 28: Paranoia
Chapter 29: Mood Swings
Chapter 30: Suicide
Chapter 31: Sexual Immorality
Chapter 32: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Chapter 33: Flashbacks
Chapter 34: Apathy
Chapter 35: Blackouts
Chapter 36: Hallucinations and OBE’s
Chapter 37: Discerning the Work of Demons
PART SEVEN: God’s Promise to Deliver Us
Chapter 38: God Heals the Whole Person
Chapter 39: God’s Promise to Deliver Us
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Chapter 2: Drug Use in Medieval Witchcraft
Witches have used drugs in their magic for thousands of years. The Bible tells us that the witches of ancient Babylon used drugs, in Isaiah 47:9, 12. The witches of medieval Europe used them also. Many of the images of witchcraft that we see at Halloween are actually depictions of drug use.
Chapter 4: Pharmakia
The Greek word that is used in the Bible to refer to the use of drugs in witchcraft and idolatry is “pharmakia.” (Some Greek references have “pharmakeia”). There are two Greek words that refer to those who use drugs: “pharmakos” and “epano.” The Bible refers to drug use and drug users a total of 37 times.
Chapter 5: Drug Use in the Law
The magicians that served Pharaoh Amenhotep II during the Exodus used drugs to contact their gods. The God of the Bible, Yahweh, forbid drug use in Exodus 22:18, and Deuteronomy 18:10.
“… by thy sorceries (Greek: pharmakia) were all nations deceived.”
—Revelation 18:23 KJV
… while a typical modern user smokes it to get high. He does not understand the spiritual effects of the drug.
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