August 08, 2017

Where does the Bible stand?

Most of us know that seeking a doctor for medical treatment is not wrong. Jesus indicated that we should consult treatment because the healthy do not need a physician, but the ailing do. Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." God is our healer and He works through researchers and doctors to support us. Perhaps, pot can do the same for some people.

The long game.

Medical marijuana dispensaries are popping up all over the country and Christians should be cautious about using marijuana as just a fun activity. Just because you're a card-carrying member, doesn't give you license to overindulge. If you smoke it for recreation it's to get high. The Drug Enforcement Agency believes marijuana is “The most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis) and methaqualone (quaaludes).”

Pot is not mentioned in the Bible, but wine is and we were warned about the abuse of it. Smoking pot, like anything else, needs to be monitored and refrained from if you're a believer unless you need it medically. We are encouraged to depend on God and to avoid substances that would prevent this. God wants us to make sober decisions and to not overindulge. Recreational pot is being more accepted and welcomed, but it doesn't mean we shall partake. This also means that when people use it medically, we shouldn't judge them whether it's considered a herb or not.