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Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington, would it still be wrong for Christians to smoke it in those states?

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I think it will depend upon the morals of that given person and what they believe is wrong and not. Personally I would say yes; but that could just be me. . .

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I find this question amazing. We are Christians.... we live by another lifestyle. So let me get this straight...... do you think it's OK for Christians so smoke dope just because it's legal in some states? Let me think about this. ...................... NO! Are you kidding. What do you say to your friends or even strangers that are looking to us for answers. And please let me hear you say to God when you face Him, "Well You know Lord it was legal". Think about it.

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We're called as believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit and not dope. To be filled by something is to be controlled by it. I would much rather be controlled by the Holy Spirit than any chemical be it drugs, alcohol, or whatever. Christ died to free me from the old life and I see no need to go back to something Jesus led me out of, legal or not. I value my walk with Jesus more highly than that.

I will also say that while it is possible not to drink alcohol to excess, the same can't be said of marijuana. There's no point in smoking the stuff if you're not gonna get high . . . :whistling:

Just my experience and opinion. Your mileage may vary.

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Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington, would it still be wrong for Christians to smoke it in those states?

Would it be wrong for a Christian to have an abortion in a state or country where it is legal?

I think as we are "aliens" no matter where we are planted, and we should live by the bible and what it tells us, not what man decrees?

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Whoa! Take it easy, guys! :laugh:

I was looking at it from this angle: It's not wrong for Christians to drink alcohol as long as they don't get drunk, so would smoking marijuana in moderation also be okay?

By the way, I don't do either. I'm simply curious of the types of answers this subject would receive.

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There is a difference. One glass of wine should not get anyone drunk. It may take three or more, depending on your metabolism and how often you drink. However, one hit of marijuana will get you stoned. It is like apples and oranges. That is the trouble with questions about pot. There really is no comparison.

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Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington, would it still be wrong for Christians to smoke it in those states?

The reasoning of drug use whether pot or booze is one of design rebellion... God made us to have a certain consciousness

and in the use of a chemical to induced a reaction to the brain to make us exist in a false consciousness... The Rebellion!

If we began right now to truly begin to thank God for our design and life- there would not be enough time to properly thank Him for

the one we have! Sin is very seductive and elusive to see why it is wrong-> it is modeled that way in order to make us think we like

the very thing that steals life from us- that which God first intended for us to have! Love, Steven

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There is a difference. One glass of wine should not get anyone drunk. It may take three or more, depending on your metabolism and how often you drink. However, one hit of marijuana will get you stoned. It is like apples and oranges. That is the trouble with questions about pot. There really is no comparison.

What is your opinion on medicinal marijuana?

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Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington, would it still be wrong for Christians to smoke it in those states?

Well, I just saw your last post as I start to write this. What i want to say is that like Alcohol it would depend on why you smoke it.... Many people drink in small amounts for many reasons. My wife drinks a little wine every night for it helps her with cramps when she's trying to sleep (she has M.S,) I would think if a person was using weed for medical purposes it would not be a problem. I'm not part of the drug thing, but it doesn't seem to me that I hear people talk about just using a little weed. maybe I'm just not in the stream of things though.

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Tinky makes a valid point at which we as Christians should be able to come to a common consent based upon our collective maturity in Christ and discernment of good and evil having had our senses exercised to do so. While there is a biblical standard for showing the ingesting of alcohol to be OK in moderation, I can find nothing in scripture that gives understanding as to anything good or bad concerning the burning and inhaling of a substance outside of incense. There is a reference of two having brought strange fire before the Lord who were dealt with harshly for their error. Their job was to burn incense in their censers before the Lord.

I tend to err on the side of caution because we live in a sinful world where we are admonished about the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

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There is a difference. One glass of wine should not get anyone drunk. It may take three or more, depending on your metabolism and how often you drink. However, one hit of marijuana will get you stoned. It is like apples and oranges. That is the trouble with questions about pot. There really is no comparison.

What is your opinion on medicinal marijuana?

The same I have about any medicine. There is a time for them and a time not to use them. I have been up front that I had smoked pot for well over 35 years, mostly for medical reasons after 1987. I did this until Christ healed me. Then, I no longer needed the drug to curb the pain.

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There is a difference. One glass of wine should not get anyone drunk. It may take three or more, depending on your metabolism and how often you drink. However, one hit of marijuana will get you stoned. It is like apples and oranges. That is the trouble with questions about pot. There really is no comparison.

What is your opinion on medicinal marijuana?

The same I have about any medicine. There is a time for them and a time not to use them. I have been up front that I had smoked pot for well over 35 years, mostly for medical reasons after 1987. I did this until Christ healed me. Then, I no longer needed the drug to curb the pain.

Yeah! but your still batty... He healed ya good huh! LOL
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There is a difference. One glass of wine should not get anyone drunk. It may take three or more, depending on your metabolism and how often you drink. However, one hit of marijuana will get you stoned. It is like apples and oranges. That is the trouble with questions about pot. There really is no comparison.

What is your opinion on medicinal marijuana?

Ask a pharmacist. Medical marijuana exists in the form of marinol, a pill that takes marijuana into standardized form as a pain medication. It is rarely used because folks do not like it. It does not work as well as other pain meds and they do not get high from it.

Medical marijuana laws were written to start the process of legalizing it for recreational use. No other medicine is permitted to be sold in unstandardized form by someone not a medical practioner. Since it is not standardized in potency, one can have varied effects from it. Which is not how real medicine is practiced in this country.

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The King James Bible translators translated “pharmakia” as “witchcraft”, because witches and sorcerers used drugs most commonly in pagan worship to hallucinate and to try to get in touch with evil spirits.

I sure hope you are not implying that doctors and medical folks are witches because they prescribe or dispense legal drugs to people.

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Whoa! Take it easy, guys! :laugh:

I was looking at it from this angle: It's not wrong for Christians to drink alcohol as long as they don't get drunk, so would smoking marijuana in moderation also be okay?

If you have to ask, then it's not faith. If it's not faith, then it's sin.

Since when is asking a question a lack of faith?

What if she was asking the question to open a dialogue about it because others were asking her and she desired input?

You should not be so quick to judge the motives of one's heart like this.

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Whoa! Take it easy, guys! :laugh:

I was looking at it from this angle: It's not wrong for Christians to drink alcohol as long as they don't get drunk, so would smoking marijuana in moderation also be okay?

By the way, I don't do either. I'm simply curious of the types of answers this subject would receive.

Looks like you got some interesting answers. :laugh:

I spent a good part of my life in the drug scene before finding Christ. That's why I answered the way I did. Jesus cured my addictions and I have no desire or use for those substances any more. I'm glad of the freedom from that bondage.

Alcohol can be consumed in moderation, and a person need not get drunk. Marijuana is different. There's no reason to smoke the stuff if you're not going to get high. There is a huge difference. Marijuana can still be a gateway to other drugs even if its legal in some areas now.

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Maybe it's just that time of year. A few reminders. This may sound familiar. Abuse of other posters is not allowed. Debate the subject not the person and more importantly respect each other in the love of God. It is possible to disagree on a subject/doctrine without insulting/attacking the person with whom you are debating.

God bless,

GE

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Debate the subject, not the person. It is possible to disagree about a doctrine or subject under discussion without insulting the person with whom you are debating. Also remember that the fact that a person disagrees with you does not mean they are attacking you as a person. Respect each other in the love of God! This is the main reason that threads get stopped, shut down, and even deleted! Users that cannot respect others will be banned. (Lev. 19:18)

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Maybe it's just that time of year.

Nummm......I thought that was New Year's? Let's finish the chocolates and candy canes first....

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There is a difference. One glass of wine should not get anyone drunk. It may take three or more, depending on your metabolism and how often you drink. However, one hit of marijuana will get you stoned. It is like apples and oranges. That is the trouble with questions about pot. There really is no comparison.

What is your opinion on medicinal marijuana?

The same I have about any medicine. There is a time for them and a time not to use them. I have been up front that I had smoked pot for well over 35 years, mostly for medical reasons after 1987. I did this until Christ healed me. Then, I no longer needed the drug to curb the pain.

Yeah! but your still batty... He healed ya good huh! LOL

You're just jealous! :whistling:

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Many people get drunk on 2 beers, the worst that will happen when too much pot is smoked is the person falls asleep and feels groggy or lazy, no real physical addictions , no withdraw if cold turkey stopping.

I am going to disagree with you on this. THC has an addictive property. It is more of a mental /psychological addiction. People who have smoked the drug regularly are very agitated/angry when they have nothing to get stoned on. I have seen this time and time again. During these times, it is easy for a simple disagreement to turn into a heated argument or fight. They also have a harder time sleeping since their bodies are used to the drug to calm them.

Sorry, but you are wrong.

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The King James Bible translators translated “pharmakia” as “witchcraft”, because witches and sorcerers used drugs most commonly in pagan worship to hallucinate and to try to get in touch with evil spirits.

I sure hope you are not implying that doctors and medical folks are witches because they prescribe or dispense legal drugs to people.

ROFLOL

Not at all , it refers to the types that are not medically trained and make 'magic potions' and seek the underworld spirits ....

but the scripture in revelation also covers people who abuse drugs like making crystal meth, lsd ...etc or abuse or addiction to any mind affecting drug ..as stated before God knows who abuses drugs and those who take them for good reason and really need them.

Can you please reference your claim from Revelation?

Thank you,

Blessings

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Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington, would it still be wrong for Christians to smoke it in those states?

even though its legal know too smoke Marijuana in these states will it prevent a police officer from arresting that person they see smoking either a joint as it would not mean they can have a bong on them and use the bong in public that is something i have been looking at as its illegal in Australia to smoke and grow Marijuana

i think it would be wrong for a christian to smoke Marijuana why would a christian turn to his or her past addictions ?

I stopped when i was young best thing i ever did no one forced me to stop i decided on my own as like when i decided to smoke Marijuana

strange how its been passed in Colorado and Washington

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I don't think anyone was attacked. Again we are to be lights. I don't think we can be a light with Marijuana in our hands. Maybe I'm over the top conservetive. I just think that this in any form for recrecation is wrong. But then again it's me. If I were to do that I would betray everything I believe it, because in the end when it's all over and it's all said and done, I won't be answering to anyone but God and myself. If you believe it won't hurt your testimony then by all means do it, that won't make you any less my sister in the Lord and I will still love you.

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even medical purposes can grow into an abuse for some.

substances are controlled for good reason. they open doors to different states of consciousness.

gateway drug indeed.

a Christian has no business in these dealings. state-legal or not.

my 2 pennies..

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