Op-Ed. This is an opinion piece written by Joseph R. Powers.
- Who Is This Article Written For?
- Why Write This Article?
- What Is Sin?
- What Is Marijuana?
- Is Marijuana A Sin?
- Is Marijuana A Sacrament?
- What Does It Mean To Be Sober?
- How Does Your Marijuana Consumption Cause Pain To Others?
- Is Marijuana Sorcery Or Witchcraft?
- Is Marijuana Addictive?
- Does Marijuana Cause Drunkenness?
- Does Marijuana Cause Intoxication (Poisoning)?
- Does Marijuana Cause You To Not Be Sober?
- Is It Okay For A Christian To Use Marijuana?
- Do Any Branches Of Christianity Have Marijuana As A Sacrament?
- Is It Legal For Church Members To Use Marijuana As A Sacrament?
- Final Thoughts About The Claims Of Marijuana Being A Gateway To Sin, Sorcery, & Witchcraft?
Who Is This Article Written For?
This article aims to enlighten those who may be misinformed or unintentionally spreading misconceptions about “harmful” marijuana, as well as other organic plants created by God, our Creator, in order to foster a more accurate understanding and discussion.
Over the past decade, the author has observed that numerous (but not all) religious authorities have conveyed incomplete truths or even falsehoods about marijuana, without fully recognizing the broader context of living plants created by God.
While there are numerous instances where marijuana use is not considered sinful, it is important to note that spreading falsehoods about marijuana is, in fact, always a sin.
According to Deuteronomy 5:20, bearing a false witness against your neighbor is a direct violation of the ninth commandment. Furthermore, Open Bible provides us a list of 100 more bible verses about the sin of bearing false witnesses (aka lying).
Why Write This Article?
- This article aims to address the assertions made by Calvary Chapel Church in their eight-page document titled “Is it Okay for a Christian to Use Marijuana?” (back up PDF here if the church deletes it). In the document, the church argues that marijuana use is synonymous with evil sorcery. We will explore and discuss the basis of this claim, as well as provide alternative viewpoints on the topic.
- This blog post examines the ongoing debate surrounding House Bill 370, which is currently under consideration in the Idaho Legislature. The bill seeks to legalize “processed” medical marijuana while maintaining the illegality and criminalization of the natural, unprocessed plant.
- This article also highlights the importance of supporting Kind Idaho, an organization striving to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in its most natural form. Their initiative, the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act (petition PDF), seeks to protect patients with chronic or terminal illnesses, caregivers, growers, and agents of medical marijuana organizations from legal penalties and arrest.
The author asserts that genuine Christians desire unrestricted access to God’s creation, appreciating the natural world as a gift to be enjoyed, protected, and preserved. As stewards of creation, Christians recognize the interconnectedness of all living beings and the environment.
By engaging with nature, they develop a deeper understanding of God’s love, wisdom, and the intricate balance within creation.
Advocating for free access to nature allows Christians to connect with God’s handiwork, fostering a sense of responsibility for its care and an intimate relationship with the Creator.
As God made everything that is good, He meets all of our needs, strengthening the bond between believers and their Creator through an appreciation of the natural world. Philippians 4:19 & Matthew 6:33
The evangelical conservative majority in Idaho holds significant voting power and ought to provide an explanation for their unwavering stance against the legalization of God’s creation, especially to their congregations.
To address this situation, the author has investigated some of the most prevalent misconceptions propagated by religious authorities. This information aims to provide a fuller context, enabling a more comprehensive discussion with your congregation and personal reflections with God about your individual use of marijuana and other plants created by God.
The author also humbly welcomes any input from readers who may identify inaccuracies or falsehoods within the content of this article.
Ultimately, the author recognizes that this publication may raise more questions than it answers. In addition, the author is eager to connect with communities of individuals who opt to live and act according to Jesus’ teachings.
Simultaneously, the author seeks to foster a comprehensive understanding and rejection of Satan’s dark harmful forces and the malevolent aspects of Moloch’s chemical sorcery, witchcraft, and synthetic technology devices seeking to replace God’s naturally created world – as the creator created it as is.
Is Marijuana A Sin? What You Need To Know
Marijuana has a complex history with varying degrees of legal control throughout the world’s jurisdictions – across generations – before pre-recorded history and beyond.
Most spiritual and church authorities agree that your marijuana consumption is between you and God alone (AND NO ONE ELSE). Even though the bible doesn’t explicitly forbid marijuana use, there could be many situations where consuming marijuana might be a sin.
Marijuana could be a sin if it makes you not sober or intoxicates you. Regardless, if you’re not sober or intoxicated, it’s “ALWAYS” a sin if you cause another person harm. Love is the fulfillment of the law and does no harm, ever.
It’s also ALWAYS a harmful sin to lie about marijuana or tell partial truths. There are many situations where certain people gain sobriety (and health) thru consuming marijuana (THC) regularly.
At present, there are numerous legally recognized and federally protected churches worldwide that follow Jesus and utilize marijuana as a sacrament to communicate directly with God (Jesus). Recent case law has affirmed these establishments’ protection from persecution.
Today, we’ll explore precisely what is sin, what marijuana actually is, and whether or not Jesus-followers or any other religious/spiritual persons should consume marijuana regularly.
What Is Sin?
According to Rabbi Yanki Tauber, writer, and editor at Chabad.org, sin is death, whereas God is life.
In its basic form, sin involves no connection with God (life).
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet further explains how sin is violating Torah, specifically, sin is the violation of any of the 613 Mitzvot that God gave the Jewish people when He revealed His self to them on Mount Sinai. And via the Tabernacle (Holy Of Holies) where only one High Priest would enter this sacred space once per year to talk directly to God.
Conversely, Christians (Gentiles) living under the new covenant with Jesus perceive sin as any action that fails to uphold the law of love, essentially, transgressing against God’s law.
Many churches also explain how sin means you’re missing the mark and not doing what God has planned for the best life for you. There’s a saying that suggests hell is the moment when who you are encounters who you might have become.
By loving one another, we’ve fulfilled the entirety of the law.
Then in Matthew 22:36-40, Jesus commands us to first love God with EVERYTHING, and then secondly, we’re told to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
In essence, the order of love begins with loving God, followed by loving oneself, and finally extending that love to one’s neighbor.
Before you can love your neighbor, you have to first know what love feels like when you love yourself. And in order to know how to wholly love yourself, you have to first love God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
The same two essential commandments are reiterated in Mark 12:28-31, confirming that there are no greater commandments than loving God, yourself, and one’s neighbor.
Next, in Matthew 7:12, Jesus reveals the law and the prophets of the GOLDEN RULE which simply states to do to others what you want them to do to you.
The GOLDEN RULE defined in Judaism published in the Hillel, Talmud, Shabbat 31a, quotes, ”That which is hateful to you do not do to another; that is the entire Torah, and the rest is its interpretation.”
Another Multicultural Education publication lists several other ways of stating the GOLDEN RULE, including, Hinduism’s Mahabharata 5:1517, “This is the sum of all duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.”
The GOLDEN RULE is one law that’s synchronized with nearly every religion and the law of man.
To take this concept of defining what is sin to the borderline excessive extreme, we can take a look at Occultist Aleister Crowly.
In Crowly’s publications Oz: Liber LXXVII, he briefly states love is FREELY doing the “true” will of God and the FREE rights of man (humans).
The final right of man, Crowly states, is that man has the “right to kill” anyone who would thwart (stop) these rights.
However, just because you have the right, doesn’t mean you do not have the consequence for your behavior.
Finally, if we look at the legal definition of the word RIGHT, we can briefly surmise that a right is simply anything that doesn’t harm another person.
In short, doing any action that harms another, as well as if your inaction causes harm to another, is a sin.
Are Vices The Same Thing As A Sin?
Overall, while the terms “vice” and “sin” can be related, they have different meanings and implications depending on the context in which they are used.
In law, lawyers and judges use what’s called MAXIMS – which are self-evident truths.
One relevant maxim, to this article, is the maxim that states, “a thing similar is not exactly the same.”
Sin is sin, and what is not sin, is not sin.
What is similar to sin, can not be sin, because it’s not exactly the same as sin, therefore it is not sinning.
Sin is either a sin, or it is not a sin.
Another maxim states, “an injury cannot be done to a willing person.”
Now a follower of Jesus Christ, Mark Passio, also a former high priest in the Church Of Satan, explains how sin is a transgression of Natural Law (God’s Law) in his Natural Law Seminar (Part 2 of 3).
Simply put, Mark Passio explains sin as a harmful act you take against another human being, without that person’s consent.
Mark Passio makes further distinct uses in his seminar on The Sacred Gift Of Anger.
As per Passio’s perspective, the only true sin (transgression) can ultimately be regarded as a form of theft or unauthorized taking.
The six basic forms of theft include.
- Theft of property: This refers to the act of taking or using someone else’s property without their consent. This can include physical objects like money or possessions, as well as intangible things like intellectual property or time.
- Theft of autonomy: This refers to the act of controlling or manipulating someone else against their will. This can include physical coercion or emotional manipulation, as well as more subtle forms of control like propaganda or social conditioning.
- Theft of consciousness: This refers to the act of manipulating someone’s beliefs, values, or perceptions in a way that undermines their free will or ability to make informed choices. This can include propaganda, mind control, or other forms of psychological manipulation.
- Theft of labor: This refers to the act of exploiting workers by not providing them with fair compensation for their labor. This can include practices like wage theft or forced labor (slavery).
- Theft of opportunity: This refers to the act of limiting or denying opportunities to certain individuals or groups based on factors like race, gender, or socioeconomic status. This can include practices like discrimination or institutionalized inequality.
- Theft of freedom: This refers to the act of limiting or denying individual freedoms to live their lives as they see fit. This can include practices like censorship or oppressive laws.
Passio explains how the traditionally known seven deadly sins given to us by the early church, by definition, can not be a sin because, in and of itself, because they do not cause any direct harm to another living human being.
The concept of the Seven Deadly Sins does not originate directly from the Bible. Instead, it comes from early Christian theology and the teachings of the Church Fathers. The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth.
The Seven Deadly Sins were further developed by early Christian theologians like Evagrius Ponticus and Pope Gregory the Great. They served as a moral framework to guide Christians in their daily lives and spiritual growth, emphasizing the importance of overcoming these vices in order to develop virtues and maintain a strong relationship with God.
|Traditional Church Seven Deadly Sins||Why it’s not a sin?||What could make it a sin?|
|Pride||Thinking of yourself highly is not directly causing harm to another.||Using your superior self-worth to harm people just because you think you’re better than them. The action of hurting another is the sin, not in you thinking highly of yourself.|
|Envy||Desiring what others have does not hurt the other.||Taking from the other person is a sin.|
|Gluttony||Simple consumption does not directly harm another.||Taking food from starving people to feed your plumpy body.|
|Lust||Strong sexual desire to be fruitful and multiple in its appropriate time and place.||A non-consensual sexual interaction is a sin.|
|Anger||Anger is energy. If an injustice happens to you or a family member, righteous anger may be the only thing that allows you to secure justice. Simply feeling anger does not harm another person.||Directing your energy of anger to harm another can make anger a sin.|
|Greed||Wanting more than you have does not harm another person.||Taking without permission to satisfy your desire to have more is a sin and harms others.|
|Sloth||The simple act of not wanting to work or move does not directly harm another person.||Not taking action when someone could be harmed is a form of sin that can harm another.|
True sin is the transgression of natural law (aka, God’s law, karmic law, moral law, the law of cause and effect, etc) that does actual harm to another person.
According to Passio, the only actual sin (transgression) is ultimately a form of theft or taking without permission.
|Actual Seven Deadly Sins||Why it’s a sin?|
|Murder||Taking of another person’s life, without just cause (which does not belong to you).|
|Assault||Taking another’s physical well-being, without just cause (which does not belong to you).|
|Rape||Taking another’s free-will sexual consent (which does not belong to you).|
|Theft||Taking another’s property (which does not belong to you).|
|Trespass||Taking security in another’s dwelling place (which does not belong to you).|
|Coercion||Taking another’s free will (which does not belong to you).|
|Lying||Taking another’s ability to engage in informed decision-making|
What Is Marijuana?
Many people are still confusing marijuana with hemp or cannabis.
Cannabis is both marijuana and/or hemp. But hemp is not marijuana.
Hemp is 99.99% of the cannabis plant. Whereas, marijuana is only one molecule isomer of cannabis.
In short, the DEA tells us that marijuana is one molecule that causes you to get high and this chemical compound is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).
Certain state laws expand the definition of marijuana THC to include any isomer variation of the THC molecule. Meaning all types of THC are considered marijuana including delta 8, delta 9, delta 10, THC-P, THC-O, THC-A, and potentially more.
When President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, he made a federally legal distinction between hemp and marijuana.
Hemp is essentially the Thomas Jefferson version of cannabis, while marijuana is the Bob Marley variation.
Hemp will effectively not have any THC (less than 0.3% THC), whereas marijuana will have “more” than 0.3% THC.
According to the Hebrew University Of Jerusalem’s Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research (MCCR), marijuana is shown to provide more miracles than the general public has been led to believe.
What Is The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem’s Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research (MCCR) & What Are They Doing?
The Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research (MCCR) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a research center that focuses on studying the medicinal and therapeutic properties of cannabis and its compounds, known as cannabinoids.
The center was established in 2017, building on the Hebrew University’s long history of research in the field of cannabis. The MCCR brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including pharmacology, chemistry, biology, psychology, and neuroscience, to conduct cutting-edge research on cannabinoids.
The MCCR’s research includes both basic and applied studies, with the goal of developing new therapies and treatments for a range of medical conditions. Some of the center’s current research areas include:
- Developing new cannabinoid-based treatments for pain, inflammation, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.
- Studying the effects of cannabinoids on the immune system, with the goal of developing new treatments for autoimmune diseases.
- Investigating the potential of cannabinoids to treat cancer, including their ability to slow the growth and spread of tumors.
- Studying the effects of long-term cannabis use on the brain, including its potential impact on cognition and mental health.
In addition to its research activities, the MCCR also provides education and training for students and professionals in the field of cannabinoid research. The center hosts seminars, workshops, and conferences on various aspects of cannabis research, and collaborates with other research institutions around the world to advance the field.
Overall, the Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a leading center for research on cannabis and cannabinoids, with the potential to make significant contributions to the development of new treatments for a range of medical conditions.
What Is Marijuana According To Government Researchers?
Marijuana is a very small part of the overall miracle potential that researchers are discovering within the entire raw cannabis plant.
Cannabis has hundreds of molecules that researchers are studying with the intention of enhancing human health.
Published in the National Center For Biotechnology Information provides the public free and open access to a giant library of nearly 100,000 pieces of cannabis research from a wide variety of fields.
A few marijuana clinical trial conditions and other worldwide research moving through the pipeline include.
- Nausea post-chemotherapy
- Cancer pain
- Chronic widespread pain
- Bone Metastases
- Breast Cancer
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic Migraine
- Chronic Pancreatitis
- Abdominal Pain
- Neuropathic Pain
- Post-operative Pain
- Tourette Syndrome
- Traumatic Injury
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Intrusive Memories
- Brain Neoplasms
- Essential Tremor
- Appetite Loss
- Degenerative diseases
- Cognitive impairment
- Metabolic disease
- And much more
While this is a short list of conditions leading researchers around the world are investigating, the evidence shows marijuana is nothing short of a potential miracle plant for some people in its proper time and place.
Is Marijuana A Sin?
Marijuana can be a sin.
However, in and of itself, marijuana was created by God on the third day of creation when He created the Herb Yielding Seed for food/meat. Genesis 1:11
If God is love and the whole law is to love by doing no one else harm, then the question is, how can simple consumption be a sin?
ChristianityFAQ claims it’s sinful to consume marijuana if your only reason is to alter consciousness while losing self-control. Furthermore, they say it’s not a sin to use for medical reasons and that marijuana use is an ongoing debate.
There are many Bible verses about self-control, being sober-minded, your body is a temple, don’t get drunk with wine, obeying civil authority, etc.
If you’re able to maintain self-control, be sober, elevate your temple, and not get intoxicated, and if marijuana is legal in your jurisdiction, taking marijuana can not be a sin.
However, if you use marijuana and you were the direct proximate cause of injury or damage to another person or their property, then YES, marijuana is a sin.
In short, if you take marijuana and you do no harm to others, it is not a sin.
Now, let’s dive a wee-bit deeper into some of the more specific objections that keep coming up from church members.
Is Marijuana A Sacrament?
Many religious and spiritual traditions that date back to the beginning of pre-recorded history utilize plants created by God to “enter into direct contact with God.”
A list of God-created plants that the Native American Church (NAV) uses to talk to God directly includes: (Source)
- Cannabis (Marijuana)
- Psilocybin (Mushrooms)
- Peyote (Cactus)
- San Pedro
- And more
Chief of the Comanches, Quanah Parker, is famously quoted by saying, “the White man goes into his church house and talks about Jesus, but the Indian goes into his tipi and talks [directly] to Jesus.”
What Does It Mean To Be Sober?
Sober means quite a bit more than simply not getting drunk with alcohol or any other intoxicating substances.
According to Deseret News, soberness or sober-minded involves.
- Being quiet or sedate in demeanor
- Discreet in deportment
- Serious character
- Not impatient
- Not harsh
- Not violent
- Moderate disposition
- Not easily excited
- Doesn’t get carried away
- Dispassionate judgment
- No desiring great thing
- Not wanting high estate
- Free from extravagance
- No indulgent in excess
- Guided by sound reason
- Not thinking of yourself higher than you should (Romans 12:3)
Published on Daily His Disciple provides a full list of all the Bible verses regarding what it means to be sober with links to the verses.
Can Marijuana Allow You To Achieve Or Increase Your Sobriety?
Ultimately, the question of whether marijuana can help you achieve or maintain sobriety is a deeply personal conversation that should take place privately between you and God alone.
Considering the extensive list of thousands of beneficial uses for marijuana, it is plausible that cannabis could potentially aid some individuals in achieving sobriety.
Based on the comprehensive definition of being sober, one effect of marijuana consumption is experiencing a sense of well-being, also known as euphoria or getting high.
By feeling good, you could arguably be better equipped to sustain a sober state of mind.
However, it is crucial to be cautious about overindulging in marijuana, as excessive consumption can lead to dependence or impairments in judgment, memory, and coordination.
Striking a balance is key; using marijuana responsibly and in moderation may provide some benefits without causing harm to oneself or others.
Whether or not marijuana can contribute to one’s sobriety is a subjective matter that varies from person to person.
It is essential to approach this topic with open communication with God and a willingness to evaluate one’s own experiences and circumstances.
How Does Your Marijuana Consumption Cause Pain To Others?
The mere act of consuming marijuana does not directly harm others, and as such, it cannot be considered a sin to partake in its use through one’s own free will.
Nevertheless, it is essential to remember that there is a time and place for everything, including using marijuana simply for the pleasure it brings.
Using marijuana for the enjoyment it provides does not inherently constitute a sin, as it does not cause harm to others.
Ultimately, the ethical implications of marijuana use depend on personal responsibility, moderation, and the context in which it is consumed.
Is Marijuana Sorcery Or Witchcraft?
According to a Calvary Chapel church article, they make a claim that “the Bible labels marijuana as sorcery.”
The Calvary Chapel continues its accusations by explaining, “The word used in the Bible for sorcery is pharmakeia, which is where we get our modern word pharmacy.”
By contradicting themselves, the Calvary Chapel claims marijuana is evil modern pharmacy sorcery, but as we’ve already discussed, modern pharmacies do not dispense anything that God directly created. Pharmacies in modernity only offer man-made laboratory-concocted chemicals.
It is undeniable that marijuana is a plant that was created by God. This knowledge leads us to the conclusion that marijuana cannot be regarded as sorcery or witchcraft, as God created it on the third day of creation and declared it good not once, but twice.
The way in which you choose to utilize the creations of God can determine whether it is considered a sin, sorcery, or witchcraft.
It is essential to differentiate between God’s creations and practices associated with sorcery, witchcraft, or other violations of God’s commandments.
Distinguishing God’s Creations From Sorcery & Witchcraft Practices
Is Marijuana a substance of sin or a tool of sorcery and witchcraft? Or could it simply be a good plant that God created?
The United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA) classifies marijuana as a vascular plant (herb), producing seeds, that also flower.
Furthermore, marijuana (herb-yielding seed) was created by God on the third day of creation (Genesis 1:11), and according to the Bible, everything God created is good.
MassBible.org further explains that sorcery, as defined by the Greek origin of the word, means pharmacy (pharmakeia), which has a primary meaning of poison, a secondary meaning of magic potion or charm, and a tertiary meaning of drugs.
Modern pharmacies sell chemicals produced in laboratories by humans, not living plants like marijuana. In contrast, marijuana is a living plant created by God and is not directly or inherently associated with sorcery or witchcraft.
Deeper understandings of sorcery and witchcraft involve demon gods such as Moloch who practices abortion (child sacrifice) rituals and the Witch Of Endor used necromancy to summon the spirit of the dead prophet Samuel at the request of King Saul to see the future of an upcoming battle.
These practices are in violation of God’s commandments and natural law. In contrast, marijuana consumption does not involve these violations.
See also: Hindu Origin Story Of Cannabis
When God created marijuana on the third day, He declared his creations for that day good twice. The third day of creation was the only day of creation that God said was good two times.
However, on the sixth day of creation, god said it was good and then VERY good.
In short, everything God created is GOOD.
Even though God cursed the earth after Adam and Eve ate of the Tree Of Knowledge, God still explains how He’s given us every green herb.
Published on Bible Study Tools, provides a list of 20 Bible verses explaining how God provides us with everything we need.
In addition, in 400 BC Hippocrates (aka the Hippocratic oath medical doctors take) says, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
In modern times, a pharmacy is a place where drugs are sold, not living food, herbs, or meat.
Specifically, modern-day pharmacies only sell chemicals produced in a laboratory by humans.
Pharmacies do not sell anything that is living (such as herbs or food).
They only sell dead (LIFELESS) chemical molecules made using synthetic chemistry.
Deeper understandings of sorcery and witchcraft involve the demon god Moloch.
Modern pharmacies take full advantage of the demon god Moloch’s abortion rituals to create magic, sorcery, and witchcraft, with an obvious example of demon Moloch pharmacy sorcery being some medical technological advances called vaccines.
Caption: Molech The Idol That Demanded Child Sacrifice
The logical thought process that verifies Moloch vaccines are created from a child sacrifice, and marijuana created by God – making it not sorcery follows.
- Before God commands you not to murder, God commands you not to sacrifice your children to Moloch.
- “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Moloch…” (Leviticus 18:21)
- One of Moloch’s modern names could be abortion; and,
- The act of abortion violates commandment six of the 10 commandments; and,
- The spirit and human are sacrificed by the mother from abortion; and,
- The spirit and human are sacrificed while residing in the womb; and,
- The spirit and human are sacrificed with an assistant complicit with the ritual killing; and,
- Abortion is a ritual performance procedure observed regularly; and,
- Abortion increases the technological capability of allopathic (opposite) medicine; and,
- Magic (sorcery or witchcraft) can be defined as rapidly advancing technology that violates God’s law (natural law); and,
- Alchemy, the precursor to modern science, did not violate the laws of nature and its aim is for you to be in harmony with the living creation; and.
- Abortion magic is advanced by harvesting from the aborted spirit and human fresh organs, cell lines, et al; and,
- Cell lines contain genetic material, including remnants of the resonant frequency (energy) of spirit and humans; and,
- Aborted spirit and human cell lines magical applications are used for injections (vaccines); and,
- The injections originating with Moloch are being used in entire populations for decades; and,
- Any human willingly using a Moloch Magic injection is complicit in a 6th commandment violation; and,
- Moloch’s current magic mRna injection alters DNA; and,
- Nephilim and chimera are created through the genetic DNA modification of humans and animals; and,
- Any human willingly injecting Moloch Nephilim magic poison potion drugs is indistinguishable from ritual cannibal eating of human blood and flesh; and,
- Any human willingly injecting Moloch Nephilim magic poison potion drugs is consistent with a child-eating child.
Once again, God created LIVING marijuana on the third day of creation, while Satan uses DEATH chemical technology to convert humans into Nephilim using Moloch abortion magic technology.
Nephilim are genetic hybrids mixing together either human and angel DNA or mixing human and animal DNA.
The heart of sorcery and witchcraft, involves humans consuming other humans to gain POWER and control through force.
Whereas, sorcery is not from consuming a plant that God created on the third day of creation.
For more in-depth research from church authorities about the Nephilim, Chuck Missler covers this topic in his YouTube video titled the Days Of Noah.
In short, Chuck Missler shows us how the end times will be like the days of Noah in which Nephilim GIANTS roamed the earth in the past and the Nephilim are roaming the earth now and will again the future in their full capacity as in the days of Noah.
Chuck Missler also helps us understand how the Nephilim are not the offspring lineage of Cain and are in fact unnatural genetic mutilations of Satan’s army.
Is Marijuana Addictive?
If we look at marijuana as an herb God gave us for food, then how could we become addicted to food?
Yes, you probably eat eggs and sausage every morning for breakfast, but that’s not a sign that you’re addicted to eggs and sausage.
Even if you were addicted to eggs and sausage, if you’re consuming them in moderation, then it’s not an addiction, nor could it be a sin.
However, if you were to consume an excessive amount of food that leads you to not be sober. And in this non-sober-minded state, if you harm another person, then consuming in excess can be an addiction that leads to sin.
In short, if you’re consuming marijuana in moderation and there are no problems, then there are no problems.
If you’re taking marijuana in moderation and you’re not harming anyone with your simple consumption, then even if someone claims you’re addicted to marijuana, the next question has to be, so what?
Moderate marijuana consumption and doing no harm is not an addiction.
However, if marijuana is the only thing you can think about from sun up to sun down and the center of your life is surrounded by marijuana, and you choose the take marijuana instead of caring for your family.
Then yes, that’s a marijuana addiction that’s not acceptable by any standard, and is also a sin.
Does Marijuana Cause Drunkenness?
Since drunkenness typically means alcohol, most church authorities will conflate the term drunkenness to include any substance that causes intoxication.
Technically, marijuana does not cause drunkenness.
Marijuana and alcohol are two different substances with different effects on the body. While alcohol can cause drunkenness or intoxication, marijuana does not cause the same type of impairment.
When consumed, THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which can produce a range of effects, including relaxation, altered perception of time and space, increased appetite, and changes in mood.
When consuming marijuana in excessive-high amounts, you’ll experience a phenomenon known as introspection causing you to have a heightened self-reflective ability.
The more your self-reflective introspection mechanism is psychoactive by marijuana, the more you may find yourself drifting off inside yourself, and depending on how much you took in one sitting, can have a powerful relaxation effect which could cause you to lose consciousness and higher levels of control over your physical mind and body.
While marijuana can impair a person’s ability to drive or operate machinery, it does not typically cause the same level of impairment or loss of control as alcohol.
Studies have shown that marijuana use can affect a person’s reaction time, attention, and coordination, but these effects may vary depending on factors such as the amount of THC consumed, the person’s tolerance, and the method of consumption (smoking, vaping, edibles, etc.).
What Is Drunkenness?
Drunkenness, also known as intoxication or being drunk, is a state of physical and mental impairment caused by consuming alcohol or other drugs. When a person drinks alcohol, it is absorbed into their bloodstream and carried to the brain, where it affects their central nervous system.
The symptoms of drunkenness can vary depending on factors such as the amount of alcohol consumed, the person’s weight and metabolism, and their tolerance to alcohol. Common symptoms of drunkenness may include slurred speech, impaired coordination and balance, impaired judgment and decision-making, memory impairment, slowed reaction time, and altered perception.
Severe drunkenness can also lead to more dangerous symptoms such as vomiting, loss of consciousness, respiratory depression, and alcohol poisoning, which can be life-threatening.
It’s important to consume alcohol responsibly and in moderation to avoid becoming drunk and to avoid the potential negative consequences that can come with excessive drinking, such as impaired driving, accidents, and increased risk of alcohol addiction and related health problems.
Does Marijuana Cause Intoxication (Poisoning)?
Yes, excessive use, of marijuana can cause intoxication in which you are not able to function or control yourself fully.
Marijuana can cause intoxication, but it is not typically associated with poisoning or overdose in the same way that alcohol or some other drugs can be.
Intoxication from marijuana can occur when a person consumes more THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana, than their body can handle.
While there have been no reports of fatal overdoses resulting from the consumption of marijuana in its plant form, excessive intake of cannabis can cause unpleasant effects.
According to The World’s Most Comprehensive Healthcare Education Resource, StatPearls, toxic levels of marijuana (THC).
Even though there is no experimental evidence quantifying a lethal amount of marijuana in humans, the lethal dose for animals ranges between 40 – 130 mg/kg when you use a needle to inject purified THC directly into the bloodstream.
Some undesirable toxic effects of taking too much marijuana include.
- Elevated heart rate
- Lower blood pressure
- Muscle spasm
- Poor muscle control that causes clumsy voluntary movements
- Respiratory depression happens when the lungs fail to exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen efficiently.
- Severe or prolonged vomiting
- wheezing, coughing
- Loss of energy and a will to work
- Exacerbations of pre-existing psychotic diseases such as schizophrenia
- Paranoid ideas
- Impaired judgment
While the above undesirable effects are a result of long-term excessive use beyond moderation, most (if not all) symptoms can be resolved by via moderate consumption or via microdosing.
Other anecdotal reports suggest that Cannabis Hypermeisis Syndrom (CHS) – nausea & vomiting – can be taken care of by drinking a glass of water with one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Marijuana can be intoxicating, it is not generally considered to be toxic or deadly in the same way that alcohol or some other drugs can be. It is worth noting, however, that consuming very high doses of THC can lead to more severe symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and hallucinations, and can also increase the risk of accidents or injuries.
Even though it’s very straight-forward to manage to potential risks of negative side effects through moderation, when taking cannabis in the form closest to nature and how God intended tends to increase your success of enjoying a stable moderate amount of marijuana.
Does Marijuana Cause You To Not Be Sober?
Yes, consuming marijuana can cause a person to not be sober. When a person consumes marijuana, the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana, enters the bloodstream and is carried to the brain, where it binds to cannabinoid receptors and produces a range of effects, including altered perception, impaired coordination, and impaired judgment.
When taking anything in excess, including marijuana, you can definitely lose your sober-mindedness.
However, microdosing and moderate consumption are very easy to achieve without taking too much marijuana which could cause negative toxic effects.
These effects can vary depending on factors such as the amount of THC consumed, the person’s tolerance, and the method of consumption (smoking, vaping, edibles, etc.). Some people may feel more alert and focused after consuming marijuana, while others may feel more relaxed, sedated, or dissipated.
However, it’s worth noting that marijuana can impair a person’s ability to drive or operate machinery, and it can also impair cognitive and motor function, especially at higher doses or with more potent strains. It’s important to consume marijuana responsibly and in moderation to avoid the risk of negative consequences, such as impaired driving, accidents, and decreased productivity.
Is It Okay For A Christian To Use Marijuana?
In general, before taking marijuana you must first ask yourself honestly whether or not your taking marijuana will increase your love for god, your love for yourself, and your love for neighbors.
If the answer is yes, taking marijuana will fulfill the law of love, then the next logical question is, why should any human stop you from serving God, yourself, and your neighbor with love?
Whether or not it is okay for a Christian to use marijuana may depend on the particular beliefs and values of the individual Christian and their church community. Some Christians believe that using marijuana for medical or recreational purposes is morally acceptable, while others believe that it is not consistent with their faith.
There are also legal considerations to keep in mind, as the use of marijuana may be prohibited in some jurisdictions or under certain circumstances. In addition, using marijuana can have potential health risks and negative consequences, such as impaired driving, addiction, and decreased cognitive function, which may be of concern to some Christians.
Ultimately, the decision to use marijuana is a personal one that should be made with careful consideration of one’s own beliefs, values, and circumstances, as well as the potential risks and benefits involved. It may be helpful to seek guidance from trusted religious leaders or health professionals when making this decision.
A Calvary Chapel church listed at least four permissible reasons why a Christian may want marijuana.
Ultimately, Calvary Chapel admits only you and God know the answer to whether or not marijuana is right for you.
Furthermore, the Calvary Chapel did not cover the topic completely and was heavily biased with an anti-marijuana position by making blanket statements without qualifying them giving both sides of the argument.
Nor did Calvary Chapel link to any authoritative sources when making various claims.
The only source Calvary Chapel linked to was DrugAbuse.gov.
Other opinionated interpretations about what scripture actually says about marijuana includes.
- Presbyterian pastor Kristina Robb-Dover explains, “The individual may be able to justify using weed if it doesn’t cause lapses in judgment or lead to addiction.“
- Hannah Madden says, “Smoking weed may be considered a sin if you use it to lose self control. It may not be a sin if you use it in moderation or for medicinal purposes.“
- Russell Moore, the president-elect of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said that “getting high on marijuana is similar to getting drunk, which a sin.”
- Joe Carter associate pastor at McLean Bible Church believes, “If the purpose of consuming the marijuana was for nourishment and taste, we would need to eat only an amount that would not cause the intoxicating effect – about 200 mg of marijuana leaves. In theory, then, it could be possible to ingest marijuana with no sinful intentions.”
- Jon Dykstra editor of Reformed Perspective Christian family magazine explains, “If they’re asking, “Is marijuana use sinful?” then the answer is, “It certainly can be.“
- Fritz Chery publishes on Bible Reasons, “Can Christians smoke weed? No, and yes smoking pot is indeed a sin. These new generation of professing Christians does not care for God’s Word. They will make so many different excuses and twist words to justify sin. Before I became a Christian I was a pothead. It was my idol. Medical marijuana is a complete joke. Weed is a gateway drug that is making many people broke.”
- Rick Smith Director of Digital Ministries says, “Marijuana muddies your thinking and is addictive. Recreational marijuana use – even if legal – is not profitable.”
Do Any Branches Of Christianity Take Marijuana As A Sacrament?
Yes, there are some branches of Christianity that use marijuana as a sacrament in their religious rituals.
Branches of Christianity utilizing cannabis include.
It’s worth noting that the use of psychoactive substances as part of religious practices is often controversial and can be subject to legal restrictions.
It is important to research and understand the cultural and legal context in which these practices occur before making any assumptions or judgments.
Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church
Like the Rastafarians, members of the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church believe that cannabis, or “ganja,” is a sacrament that is used to facilitate spiritual practices and connect with God.
In the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church, cannabis is typically consumed as part of a communal ritual that involves smoking the plant in a pipe or rolling into a joint.
The ritual may include music, prayer, and meditation, and is viewed as a way to achieve a heightened state of consciousness and connect with divine forces.
Native American Church
The Native American Church is a religion that incorporates elements of Christianity with traditional Native American beliefs and practices.
The Native American Church (NAC) won Supreme Court cases authorizing members of the NAC to use various organic plants – created by God – for use in their ceremonial rituals as a sacrament.
NAC essentially believes that they have direct access to God (Jesus) by respectfully and very carefully utilizing organic plants created by God.
Supreme Court Case, THE PEOPLE v. JACK WOODY provides extensive detail on the NAC’s ceremonies and sacramental use of plants and herbs.
The church theology integrates the combination of various Christian teachings where peyote (and other plants such as marijuana) fully embodies the HOLY SPIRIT and places you directly in the presence OF God for direct communication WITH God.
Any use of peyote (or any other holy plant) is considered sacrilegious by the NAC, meaning, they do not take these plants for recreational purposes.
The NAC takes its ceremonial sacraments very seriously.
In Rastafarianism, cannabis (also known as “ganja”) is considered a sacrament and is used as a way to facilitate spiritual experiences and connect with God.
Cannabis is seen as a natural plant that was created by God and is therefore a sacred substance that should be used in a responsible and reverent manner.
Rastafarians believe that cannabis has several spiritual and physical benefits.
They believe that it can help to calm the mind, improve concentration, and enhance creativity. Cannabis is also seen as a way to promote a sense of unity and togetherness among members of the Rastafari community.
In Rastafarianism, the use of cannabis is typically accompanied by prayer and meditation. It is often smoked in a pipe or rolled into a joint and passed around in a communal setting.
The act of sharing the sacrament is seen as a way to build community and strengthen bonds among members of the Rastafari movement.
Santo Daime is a syncretic spiritual tradition that originated in Brazil in the early 20th century. It combines elements of Christianity, African spirituality, and indigenous Amazonian practices.
One of the central sacraments in Santo Daime is a tea made from the ayahuasca vine, which contains the psychoactive compound DMT.
While cannabis is not considered a sacrament in Santo Daime, it is sometimes used in conjunction with ayahuasca as a way to prepare for or integrate the experience.
Cannabis may be smoked or ingested before or after consuming ayahuasca in order to help calm the mind, relax the body, and enhance the spiritual experience.
In some branches of Santo Daime, particularly in urban settings, cannabis use may be more prevalent and integrated into the spiritual practices.
The THC Ministry is a religious organization based in Hawaii that uses cannabis as a sacrament in its spiritual practices.
The group was founded in the 1990s by Roger Christie, who believed that cannabis was a gift from God that should be used in a reverent and responsible manner.
The THC Ministry views cannabis as a way to connect with the divine and achieve a heightened state of consciousness.
It is used in much the same way as other sacraments in religious traditions, such as wine or bread in Christianity.
Members of the THC Ministry believe that cannabis has several spiritual and physical benefits, including the ability to calm the mind, promote relaxation, and enhance creativity.
The sacramental use of cannabis in the THC Ministry is typically done in a communal setting, often in a church or temple.
Cannabis is typically smoked or consumed in edible form, and the act of sharing the sacrament is seen as a way to build community and strengthen bonds among members.
Is It Legal For Church Members To Use Marijuana As A Sacrament?
The legality of using marijuana as a sacrament in a religious context depends on the laws of the specific country or state where the practice is taking place.
In some places, such as the United States, the use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level but may be legal under certain state laws or for religious purposes under the protections of the First Amendment.
In the US, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 provides some legal protections for religious practices that may be otherwise illegal under federal law. However, the extent of these protections can be limited and may vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case.
It’s important to note that even if the use of marijuana is legal for religious purposes in a particular jurisdiction, there may still be restrictions on how it can be used, such as age limits or limits on the amount that can be possessed or consumed.
Additionally, religious organizations that use marijuana as a sacrament may still face legal challenges or opposition from local authorities or other groups.
Overall, the legality of using marijuana as a sacrament in a religious context is a complex issue that depends on a variety of factors, including the specific laws and cultural context of each location.
It’s important for individuals and organizations to research and understand the legal and cultural implications of their practices before engaging in them.
What Is The Legality Of Cannabis Use As A Sacrament For The Native American Church (NAC) Members?
The use of cannabis in the Native American Church (NAC) is a complex issue, as it involves the intersection of religious freedom, indigenous sovereignty, and drug laws.
The members of the NAC are federally protected to use various organic plants as a sacrament in ceremonies and this includes marijuana.
According to the NAC website, there are several legal precedent cases protecting all members of the ONAC Native American Church.
In order to receive full protection from the NAC church, members are required to maintain full compliance.
Compliance includes the total quantity of cannabis, and other organic plants, you can have on you for personal use and for transporting the plants for group ceremonial rituals.
Further legal documentation reveals the conspiracy operating behind the actions of prohibitionists attempting to deprive the Native American Church (and We The People) of its civil liberties.
Consequences and punishments for depriving the NAC of their right to access sacraments of most naturally grown plants include.
- Up to life in prison
- Death penalty
Federal law 18 U.S.C. § 241 and Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 outline the causes of action NAC members can use to enforce their rights if they are the victims of misconduct by law enforcement or other Government actors.
When stopped by a law enforcement officer, the NAC church explains what to do.
Step one is the remain in 100% compliance with their Code of Ethics, Code Of Conduct, and more.
Furthermore, the NAC provides an express notice to law enforcement detailing the rights of members that are protected under the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Final Thoughts About The Claims Of Marijuana Being A Gateway To Sin, Sorcery, & Witchcraft?
Regardless of the reality of many church authorities blatantly lying about marijuana, the truth is you have the free will to do honest research for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
The author admits to possibly not being 100% accurate in everything asserted, however, the author diligently keeps working to poke holes in his logic and understanding.
If there is information that you believe the author may not be aware of yet, the author humbly and respectfully requests your help in understanding, wisdom, and knowledge of the full scope of marijuana.
According to Ecclesiastes 3, there’s a time and a place for everything – including marijuana.
Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time.”