Marijuana, Christians and the Implications

Deborah (Discerning the World)

Discerning the World is an internet Discernment ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa that was founded by Deborah du Rand in 2008. Tom Lessing joined Deborah in May 2013. Tom Lessing founded the website "Waak en Bid/Watch and Pray" which was closed in 2013 and articles moved across to DTW.

11 Responses

  1. Cannabis and the New World Order. Read here

    And see here:

  2. Thanks very much Tom. There is a definite purpose and drive to legalize Cannabis throughout the world – they want everyone permanently stoned to control their minds.

  3. Robbie says:

    Why am I not surprised?

  4. Hi Robbie Hi/

    Sometimes we have to do our own research and rather thoroughly I might add, Read/ and not just believe what we are told; lest we are duped into so called ‘miracle cures’ that are actually nothing but a ‘money making machine’ for the guy selling his product. Wink/

  5. Santie says:

    I read all the info that I can get due to the hype around dagga in SA. But I also look at people that are using this as “medication”. Two of my christian friends does this. One used it for little over a year and then he started drinking!! The dagga wasnt enough anymore. The other friend used dagga for just over 4 months and he got hooked on prescription pills. Nearly took his own life!
    To me, that was enough proof. It is not only a physically dangerous plant but spiritually it breaks you down and the devil enters with a evil smile onto the life of a dagga user.

  6. Thank you Santie for your valuable comment.

  7. Robbie says:

    IT is what Santie is saying that always made me think. Working where I work, Cannabis is used as a “motivator” by many. None of those I suspect or know are having it all “together”.
    It is true Debs. We so easily grab at straw – literally.

    This needs to go viral…

  8. Heidi says:

    Thank you so much for this excellent, informative article with supportive Scripture! In the end, agreeing with one of the comments here, it is to drug the world and making it so easy to brainwash us; and it is also about the MONEY! Far too many are going to benefit from it financially….laughing all the way to the bank, whilst drugging and mesmerising the people. Thank/

  9. Thank you for your comment Heidi!

  10. Ben says:

    Ek het so pas na die reeks ” The Sacred Plant ” gekyk. Dit was ‘n reeks van 7 video’s met totale kyk tyd van 7 ure plus. Dit is merkwaardig die navorsing wat Israelse dokters en Amerikaanse dokters , onder andere Harvard Mediese Skool, doen op die bestandele en olies van Cannibis en die uitwerking en resultate op ‘n groot aantal mediese siekte toestande . Politici het deur die jare dagga of Cannibis gestigmatiseer en is die mediese uitwerking van die plant se bestanddele nooit bepaal nie.
    wetlik kan ons ons liggame benadeel deur sigaretrook of tabak , alkohol , chemo , suiker , ens , ens. en word baie min kritiek in die openbaar teen sulke aanwendings gelewer. Oormatige gebruik is negatief vir die menslike liggaam. Die Here het ook dagga geskep met ‘n doel. Sy volk , Israel , doen die navorsing om die menslike lyding te verlg en of te genees. Ek hou die ontwikkeling met groot belangstelling dop. Seenwense.

  11. Dear Ben

    You said “Ek het so pas na die reeks ” The Sacred Plant ” gekyk.”

    ‘The Sacred Plant’? Do you know what sacred means?

      connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration.

    The title of the video alone should be a warning sign. Just because scientists in Israel are working on this plant does not make it in any way a good thing.

    You said “Die Here het ook dagga geskep met ‘n doel.”

    The Biblical Text Used to Support the Use of Cannabis. Purportedly the Bible supports the use of all the various seeds and herbs because they were created and blessed by God and could not be wrong to use. Consequently, the plant called hemp is proper for Christians to use for food, medicine, and enjoyment (Gen. 1:12).2 In Genesis 1:29–31, the Bible further indicates that all herbs are given for food.3 Much is made about the statement, found in the KJV, which supposedly speaks of hemp being the plant spoken of in Ezekiel 34:29, called a “plant of renown,” which would heal (Rev. 22:1–2).

    First, I agree that God created everything, but this argument does not address the problem that not all plants that are part of creation are edible, or the fact that the original creation was impacted by sin, so that some things created may no longer be in their original state. One must use wisdom in discerning the use of something made by God. It may be that its intended use is for various products that do not involve ingestion. Remember that hemlock and poison mushrooms are part of creation but are deadly as food. Second, there is no indication in the context of Ezekiel 34:29 or Revelation 22:1–2 that the hemp plant is in view, but in Ezekiel 34:29, marijuana supporters have based their thinking on a wrong translation of the Hebrew. The Hebrew maṭṭāʿ lešēm that the KJV translates as “plant of renown” should rather be translated in regards to the place of planting and not to the plants themselves.4

    There Is Evidence of the Use of Drugs in the Ancient Near East, Including Israel. Although its mention by name is uncertain, little question exists that the hemp plant was used in the Ancient Near East, and likely in Israel, in a variety of ways, other than as a drug, such as textiles, cords, incense, oils, and even seeds used for food. The argument has been made that the reference to herbs in Isaiah 18:4–5 concerns the cannabis plant, but it simply does not use a designation that defines the term as hemp.5 It is true that as early as 5000 BC what was called a “joy plant,” possibly cannabis, was indulged in to induce sleep or a trance. Whether used in Israel, it is well known6 that drugs from plants were tied both to medical applications and pagan activities, including especially magic. Galen, the ancient doctor, for example, speaks at length of medical applications of intoxicating drugs (see also medical texts such as Celsus, De medicina Prooemium 1.37).” —