Thursday, September 1, 2011
Cannabis use = Sorcery??? Part Two
As a Christian, I am to abstain from any "conjuring" of spirits, for the Word of God tells me that these spirits are in fact demons. Anyone opening themselves to such is asking for trouble. The question that now arises is, "Can a Christian use cannabis without it being sorcery?" My opinion is YES! Certainly cannabis has and still is being used as a tool to disconnect from reality (which can invite spirits into one's presence). That does not discredit other reasons for using cannabis, such as for pain relief, appetite stimulation, general health and well-being, and any other of a number of reasons. Claiming that using medicine is sorcery goes completely against the principles found in the Bible. If that was the case, how many Christians are "living in sin" because they are taking Vicodins for a back injury or are on a regimen of chemotherapy pills for cancer?
To conclude, I want to be clear that the reason for using cannabis has everything to do with it being "witchcraft" or not. Matt.15:11 makes it clear that it's not what I put in my mouth that corrupts me - it is what comes out of my mouth. If consuming cannabis is bad (which it's not - it's very safe), then what does that say about a double cheeseburger with a large fry and Mountain Dew? Christians shouldn't be out to offend others with things that may cause another to stumble, but cannabis is one of God's creations and medicinal blessings and science has begun to realize the medical value of the plant. We have been duped by money-grubbing politicians and lobbyists over the years into thinking that it is an evil plant. C'mon...Who is truly being the "stumbling-block"?