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If the majority have done it...

According to a recent poll (and I don't always trust polls, by the way), the majority of American adults (52% of them) have smoked marijuana at some point in their lives. So there you have it! "Everyone else is doing it," as some might suggest, "So it's ok for me to do it, too."

Is that the way it works? If the majority of society smokes pot or drinks alcohol or supports homosexual marriage or refuses to subject themselves to the governing authorities, does that somehow become the standard of right and wrong for everyone else?

The Lord commanded His people, "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil" (Ex. 23:2), and warning us to "not be deceived," for "bad company corrupts good morals" (1 Cor. 15:33). The Bible teaches that we are to "abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul" (1 Pet. 2:11), using our bodies, rather, to "glorify God" (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Let us not become so enamored with what everyone else is doing that we fail to "obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29)!