Just a little over a year ago, my family relocated to Ganja central. As you drive past the main road, you literally see pot shops (not the plant holder kind) with green crosses emblazoned on the billboard almost on every corner. Even in the midst of this, we live in a relatively quiet neighborhood.
I find the usage of the Cannabis green cross as a mockery to Christianity. We all know the Red Cross symbol and I personally don’t see a problem with that since Red Cross literally deals with lifesaving blood. People would then rationalize that the cross is universally accepted as a medical symbol so it would only be logical for “medical” marijuana dispensaries to adopt the symbol in green. The question is, what makes the cross (whether it’s red or green,) a universally accepted symbol for something that has to do with one’s wellness?
If only the whole world had the same reception to the message when it comes to spiritual wellness whereby that IS the very meaning of the symbol, acceptance of Christ’s atoning death on the cross is the ONLY antidote for humanity’s debilitating condition called sin.
There are some far out teachings out there but prior to today, I was oblivious to the Jesus who condones and advocates for smoking weed. Notice my usage of “the” as a distinction that it is NOT the same Jesus that is written about in the Bible but a mere concoction in someone’s intoxicated mind.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Smoking weed cannot be reconciled with the teachings of Christianity and for someone to believe that Jesus would have been a hippie who smoked weed would be just as bad as saying Jesus was a communist and worst of all, such assertions only point that Jesus was a sinner just like everybody else. This is a blatant lie and if you or someone you know have encountered a professing Christian who rationalizes and promotes such falsehoods, I can assure you that it is not the Holy Spirit they are hearing from.
Cannabis + Christ? You can’t have both.
“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:14-16
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