Is Getting High a Sin?

So you’re concerned about being a high sinner.  Let’s look into whether getting high is a really a sin, or whether god perhaps encourages us in some ways to “get high”

Let’s look at the first point of view, that getting high is a sin.  God wants us to treat our body like a temple, so by getting high off marijuana or other drugs, we are not respecting our bodies. This is somewhat dependent on the train of thought that marijuana is generally harmful to the body. This can be argued in both ways, but with the technological advances in consumption, for example vaporizers, the negative health benefits are negligible when compared with the medicinal benefits. If you’re smoking blunts everyday and destroying your lungs, then yes, you may be harming your temple, but that’s due to the side effects of combustion and tobacco blunt wraps more than the marijuana.

Next, let’s look at the opposite side of the argument, that getting high is not a sin, but a gift.  This greener side of the pasture proposes that since cannabis is a natural plant, with attractive smell and taste, that God created it for us to use and benefit from.  It’s hard to argue against this, especially when the main side effects are laughter, stress-relief, and perhaps medicinal benefit.  There is even a First Church of Cannabis, which represents the combination of religion and cannabis.

The purposes of The First Church of Cannabis include:
To worship and serve and to fulfill the Great Commission of the pathways that are the intentions of Jesus Christ as set forth in Matthew 28:19-20, as a guideline.
To minister to the needs of the members and others as the church is able to do so.
To spread the message of love and civility
To perform spiritual works of healing and mercy
To provide a safe environment for Cannaterians to organize and teach the word of the Healing Plant.

It’s a very interesting discussion, and the answer seems to be determined by your own beliefs in God and a higher power.

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  1. I’ve heard Christians who are MMJ users mention something about the Bible requiring you to follow the law and they get worried that they’re defying the Bible by going against federal law. I dunno, sounds paranoid to me but I don’t know anything about that religious stuff.

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