Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In All That We Do?
1 Cor 10:31 - Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of GodSo, in light of that is this guy Todd Rhoades pointed out good or bad?
Bryan Davies, an evangelical Christian with a long, drifting beard, is the CEO of a family business that doles out marijuana and spirituality in fragrant, faithful harmony.
His Canna Care dispensary, one of Sacramento’s longest operating medical marijuana providers, is as renowned for its political activism at City Hall and the state Capitol as it is for its calls to prayer.
California’s medical marijuana industry has drawn people from mortgage brokers to car salesman, from hippies to computer geeks, into the marijuana trade. But Canna Care may well stand out for its singular devotion to serving up cannabis with Christ.I mean, on the one hand:
Gal 5:19-22 - Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.On the other hand Jesus made wine at the wedding in Cana (John 2).
The line I see is one between imbibing and altered mental states. Is it possible to smoke grass without altering your mental state?
But the questions are really deeper. They are twofold. For one even if the use of pot is not a direct sign of sin, it is frowned on by the world (more or less) so this damages, in some sense, Christ's image. Secondly, do we indulge sin to reach the sinner?
In the end I think the answers to those questions are deep and individualistic. I think this guy is doing things pretty wrong, but I do not think I am prepared to condemn him to hell. I am absolutely certain I could not change his mind - so arguing with him would be pointless. What to do?
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