Yo, my name is Dan, and I’ve been thinking. What does the Bible say about weed? Is there any indication about whether we should be using it or not?
As a Christian, I always thought that we should follow what the Bible says, straight up. But is there anything in there about weed?
So, I did some digging, and I found the Parable of the Weeds. Here’s what it’s all about:
Jesus told a story about weeds that grow among wheat. He said that good seed represents people of the Kingdom of Heaven while the field is the world. The weeds represent the devil, and at the end of time, angels will remove sowed weed out of his Kingdom where they can cause sin and do evil.
In short, the angels will throw out weeds into a blazing furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth while the righteous people of the Kingdom will shine like their Father.
This story may seem simple, but it has a deep meaning to it. And as a way to help you out, let me break down the elements of this parable spoken by Jesus.
The landlord, or owner, represents Jesus himself. The seed represents people, with good seeds being those of the Kingdom and weeds being those of the evil one. The field is the world, where good and bad can exist side by side.
The growth signifies that bad seeds aren’t always set in stone; they can repent and change their ways. And during harvest time, on Judgment Day, the bad seeds will be thrown into a fiery furnace while the good seed or wheat will be gathered and taken into the barn.
But what about marijuana? Is there anything in the Bible that says we shouldn’t be using it?
Well, if we take it directly, we wouldn’t find anything about cannabis use in the Bible. There’s no mention that weed smokers are going to hell or anything like that.
However, there are warnings in the Bible against drunkenness. Ephesians 5:18 says not to be drunk with wine because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.
So if we take this context into account, smoking weed would fall under drunkenness and therefore considered a sin.
But what about medical marijuana? Can Christians use it according to the Bible?
In simple terms, Christians cannot smoke weed since its primary goal is to get you intoxicated. However, medical marijuana is different since it has many health benefits and can be used for medicinal purposes.
A lot of Christian scholars reevaluated their stance against marijuana and concluded that if its purpose is for medical reasons, then it’s acceptable. God gave us cannabis as a natural gift; why wouldn’t we use it?
But smoking it is never healthy for your lungs. There are other ways to consume medical marijuana like drops under your tongue or consuming it orally via spray or oil.
So there you have it – what does the Bible say about weed? It may be an abstract factor for many people but remember self-control is key to entering the Kingdom of God.