He’d smoke a bowl, of course.
Or not. I don’t really know the guy, but I do know a Christian or two who’s told me that they smoke weed, and that if J.C. were here, he’d be smoking it too.
On the flip side of the coin, I received a nice lecture from a Christian classmate the other day after she found out that I will be arguing for the legalization of marijuana in my research essay.
I told her she was tempting eternal damnation by rejecting the Lord’s earthly plant life, but she didn’t know my sense of humor or her own book well enough to know what I was talking about.
I wanted to argue further, but then I reminded myself that Jesus once said something in John 8:7 about passing judgment and casting the first stone only if you yourself are without sin.
Needless to say, I am much less than deserving of casting that first stone.
But alas! There is proof of such a claim in many a verse throughout the Bible – depending on how you interpret it, as per usual.
In Genesis 1:29, “… God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you.’”
Then in 1 Timothy 4:1-4, we read that “the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods, which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude.”
Cannabis is a seed-bearing plant that God put on this earth for our use, and, according to Timothy, God’s not a big fan of those who advocate abstinence from his botanical garden.
This is coming directly from the Bible, so you know it has to be true. God really doesn’t have a problem with you getting high.
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