Got put marijuana on earth, and hemlock, and uranium, and rattle snakes! No everything on Earth is beneficial for you. There’re tons of animals and plants and natural things that’ll instantly end your life.
Now that the main argument about God put it here is completely shot down, we can ask a shortened question – Why communities of the Bible Belt frequently reject weed or marijuana?
There are 2 main reasons for that:
First, a substance or components with hallucinogenic effects is often rejected as well as vilified, mostly because the individual is very less in control of their actions and thoughts. How can you make the case that you are being godly when you are not in full control?
Secondly, marijuana or weed criminalization in America has a strongly racist history. Communities of the Bible Belt have a broader acceptance of racism in several forms and fear of Mexicans bringing it to nice white towns is a key factor.
Do you think consuming marijuana is against the Bible?
Nope! The Bible does not say anything about marijuana. Though, we’re given principles to make such important decisions about it just like we’re given principles to evaluate all in our lives that are not directly addressed by the scriptures. What every Bible follower who’s interested in having healthy relationships with God and doing his business in his name while we’re on this earth should be looking at is:
How does what we do affect us spiritually and physically?
The Scriptures state we are bought with a price – Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and our bodies and spirits are very valuable to God. We are him and we would respect our physical bodies.
How does what we do our witness to all world? We are God’s ambassadors and charged by Him to go out into the world on His Behalf.
How does what we do affect others? We are created by God to love one another and to do others as we would want to be done to us.
So, I would posit the following exercise before deciding to anything like this, that is assuming there is a sincere wish to be like Christ as much as can:
How does what we do affect us spiritually or physically?
From a spiritual basis, in addition to our judgment is clouded, being very high mean, we’re relying on something else other than God to get us through life, to assist us to deal with things like we’d be relying on God to help us deal with. It can also open us to several influences that are not spiritually healthy. And it can interfere with the ability to see what God is trying to do in our lives.
From a physical stand point, getting affects our judgment. When we’re high, we do not have the ability to make the right decisions or to assess risks. Getting high means we hurt ourselves or put our lives at risk. And the researches are starting to roll on – smoking affects our respiratory health and it also affects our memory. So, smoking marijuana for recreational to get high can have minus impacts on our health.