• Cannabis and the Christian

Cannabis and the Christian

What the Bible Says about Marijuana

What does the Bible say about marijuana? If it doesn’t directly address marijuana, how can Christians know what to make of the legalization of recreational cannabis and the advocacy of medical marijuana?

In the past, Christians could easily answer the question of whether or not it was permissible to use cannabis by deferring to state prohibitions. We could simply say, “it’s against the law.” Today, that answer is no longer possible. Christians are now forced to do what they should have been doing all along: Think like disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring to bear the wisdom of the sufficient Word of God.

Since cannabis is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, we must understand what it is and how it affects the user. We also must understand what the Bible says about discipleship, healing, suffering, and what it is to be human. Only then can we answer the critical questions regarding the recreational use and the medical use of cannabis.

In Cannabis and the Christian, Todd Miles gives readers:

  • Biblical wisdom applied to the question of recreational cannabis
  • Biblical wisdom related to the medical use of cannabis
  • A grid to think through other ethical questions that aren’t directly addressed in the Bible
  • Confidence to respond to challenging issues standing on the sufficient Word of God

about the author

Todd Miles is Professor of Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches theology, church history, hermeneutics, and ethics. Prior to becoming a seminary professor, he was a nuclear engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Married, with six children, Todd is a fan of all-things Oregon State, and enjoys running and reading (though rarely at the same time).

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details

  • isbn: 9781087734965
  • status: Not Yet Published
  • season: Summer 2021
  • publish date: 08/17/2021
  • pages: 144