On The Greek word “pharmakia”

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I couldn’t agree with this article anymore! This is exactly how I feel about drugs and how it is messing up the perfect bodies and body of Christ! 😦 Satan is deceptive, sneaky, and masquerades around like an angel of light. The doctors we thought to be on the path of righteousness and goodness may be just as deceived as the persons receiving these drugs…mind altering all around, isn’t it?

True Discernment

The Greek word “pharmakia” literally means “drugs”, and appears five times in the New Testament: in Gal 5:20, Rev 9:21, 18:23, 21:8, and 22:15.  

“Pharmakia” is translated into our English Bible as either “witchcraft” or “sorceries”. We also get our English word “pharmacy” from the Greek word “pharmakia”.  

In each of the above five passages, “pharmakia”, or “drugs” is listed as a work of the flesh of man as opposed to the Spirit of God working in us.  

For example, Gal 5:16-23 in the KJV:

16 “[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit…

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