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Pot. Weed. Cannabis. Marijuana. What does the Bible say about weed? Is okay for Christians to partake? Learn the answer by watching this video published by “Truth or Tradition.”
Today is the perfect day to tackle this topic because it is 4/20. This date makes the number 420, which is a code-term for cannabis used culturally. Therefore, this date marks a celebration for those who enjoy partaking of the substance.
The Bible doesn’t actually list the term “weed” or “marijuana”. However, we know from the Bible that God doesn’t want us to do anything that alters our ability to think properly. There is a caveat though. God does give us allowances for using drugs if we are in so much pain that we can’t possibly worship God due to our pain. In this sense, medical marijuana could be permissible. However, as Christians, we should do never take something purely for the purpose of escaping our life through altering our mind.
Genesis 1:29 “And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food…..I have given every green plant for food.” Doesn’t this verse imply that weed, made from the plant would be allowed? This is a verse many people use to argue to validate the use of marijuana. First of all, this verse was set in the Garden of Eden, not our own world. Therefore, no longer is everything permissible as it was at the beginning of creation. Verse 3:17 explains this “….’You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you….” Today, we can no longer eat every plant. For example, you can’t eat every variety of mushroom, nor can you eat poison ivy, yet God created them.
Watch the video to learn more about why we shouldn’t partake of marijuana for pleasure as Christians.