Most Christians are aware of the scriptures in Revelation 8, that tell of God bringing deadly plagues of judgment against those that didn’t repent of their sorceries. Interestingly, the Greek word for sorcery is the word pharmacopeia, the word we use for our prescription drugs. Is there a connection? I believe there is, considering the mass use of mind altering prescription drugs, herbs, and all sorts of pharmaceuticals used to induce different behaviors in the human brain, where God should be honored, obeyed and worshiped, not because he is a tyrant or dictator, but because he is God and worthy of all respect due him as the Creator of all.
Rev 8: 20- “And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, and silver, and bronze, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21-neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
And here the great prophet Isiah speaks prophetically about the FALL OF BABYLON.
As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
5Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
6I was angry with my people, I have profaned my inheritance, and given them into your hand: you did show them no mercy; upon the aged have you very heavily laid your yoke.
7And you said, I shall be a lady forever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of them.
8-therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwell securely, that say in your heart, I am, and there is none else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon you in their fullness for the multitude of your sorceries, and for the great abundance of your enchantments.