In this age of Progressivism, bizarre news stories once thought to be a joke are now becoming reality. Such is the case of a new church in Denver, Colorado known as the International Church of Cannabis. According to a recent interview with the pastor by Jesse Watters, this church uses marijuana as a Holy Sacrament to reach a new level of faith. Is this new practice a form of elevation or merely heresy?
Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things, Proverbs 23:33.
The context of the passage above refers to drinking too much vine. The consequence of doing such a thing can result in hallucinations. If you pass by liquor stores in your community, you might see the words Wine and Spirits. The spirit part eludes to the passage above. Since alcohol is a drug, cannabis produces a similar state. The question is does God want his worshippers to experience this high in church?
It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble, Romans 14:21.
During a private conversation with his disciples within Matthew 18:1-6, Jesus warns his leaders about causing children to stumble by following in the footsteps of your own sin. According to the son of God, it would be better to have this person tied to chains and thrown into the sea to die alone. Thus, the apostle Paul makes sure no one in the first century forgets about this teaching. Sure, the idea of cannabis as a Holy Sacrament sounds enticing, but using a drug in any form of worship service is simply heresy.
by Jay Mankus