My name is michael and I am a THC-MINISTER. I use cannabis to reach those who the church has not tried to reach. Pot heads. I am a very active minister reaching out in area's of the internet, movies, church's, family, friends, and strangers. Most of my friends smoke cannabis and a lot of my friends are not followers of Christ yet. I say "yet" because most have made progress with accepting the truth. As I understand it you were looking for scripture proof. These verses I put in order that relate to me a Minister of Jesus Christ using cannabis:
1) GOD GAVE IT TO US
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
Cannabis can and is eaten everyday, but the world has taught that it's bad even called it Devils weed.
He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
God made Cannabis if it was Devils weed then it wouldn't exsist. Look at what people want you to think about a creation from God. Devils weed that really makes me mad when I hear people call it that.
Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.
God called it good so we all should stand against the people that call cannabis bad, evil, etc.
2) IT ISN'T UNCLEAN
"Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'
The same can be said about smoke. It enters the lungs stays for how ever long you hold your breath then it comes right out. Usally following is a cough but that's just because you held it in to long or you got some really good stuff.
"Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean." The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
Peter thought that certain animals were unclean because that is what he was taught. But God called cannabis good and it doesn't stay in the body so it is clean.
3) THE BODY DIES
1 Corinthians 15:50
I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
We live in a vessel or a seed how every you view your body. Once it dies the body is put in the ground and like a seed we take our true form.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.
I use cannabis in a religious way. I minister to people that smoke cannabis. Anyone can walk up to a cannabis smoker and say "hey can I get a hit." I have never been told no, so we can use that chance to talk to people about God and Cannabis. By trying to give then two free gifts, one) THC-Ministry info. two) eternal life through Jesus Christ. We are doing a spiritual act of worship.
1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
We Christians are not our own. We were bought by the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the sacrifice he paid for our sins past, present, and future. All one has to do is have faith that Jesus is who he said he is and love everyone. Very simple, but of course very hard at the same time. We are to use the things he gives us like cannabis and use it for the better good. Either helping out someone with MS or any other illness or by talking to the cannabis user and showing him/her that it's ok and the guilt that the world has put on them for useing it is whats wrong. Of course you'd say that everything in moderation (don't abuse) it or it could be taken away by your conscience showing you that your abusing it.
4) WHAT DO YOU PREACH
But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.
Some preachers in the churchs have false motives but like the verse says at least the word is being taught. The same can be said about a Christian THC-MINISTER we have motives to correct what needs to be corrected but we are always to preach about Salvation through Jesus Christ doing so the Christian world should leave us alone but of course they don't so we cannabis ministers have to make up long documents like this one.
But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."
Since I believe we are from God this Ministry we will not be stopped. Thats a fact. I've been on five different Christian web sites and have had five same conclusions no one can stop the christian THC-MINISTRY because we speak the truth straight out of the Bible. Attitudes will be changed and the time is now to change them.
1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.
What was in the annointing oil? Thats right CANNABIS. Anyways Christ is our teacher. Abide in him and he will give you all the answers just as he has given me all the scriptures and the way to use them. Faith in Jesus because he can do anything.
5) I'M THE SAME PERSON
1 Corinthians 7:17
Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.
I was a Christian when I started to smoke cannabis. I was called to the cannabis mission field because that is where God has called me to work in. People go to church and here a sermon, they want to change there whole life but thats not what we should be doing. We have a chance to witness to those not in the church so do the people that want to change and give up everything they use but they don't see that. They think they have to get involved in a church to make a difference.
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
In the church most are saved or in a non growing life style the pastors should help them grow but in most cases they don't. We have a chance to make a party in heaven by witnessing to people we come in contact with. Cannabis and Tattoo's are two of the easiest way to start a conversation about God/Jesus and that persons beliefs. Both are mostly condemned for have one or useing one. The Christian world needs to wake up and use the tools that are around them.
It will produce thorns and weeds for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
It doesn't say what to do with the thorns and weeds. Some in the past have used thorns for sowing needles, weapons, etc so the weeds can be use as a tool as well. Rope, paper, clothing, ministry tool, etc. What better tool to use give life through Jesus Christ, Give info on legal use through religion, and get stoned. Three birds one stoner.
7) MAN MADE RULES
Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
If we are alive through Jesus Christ those rules about not useing cannabis do not apply because they are man made. Using cannabis or not using cannabis doesn't stop the evil thought that pop up in your head. So when some one says you shouldn't, ask why? When they say it gives you bad thought like what REEFER MADNESS said about cannabis users tell them how do you know you don't have any faith to try something God made.
Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
By judging people that use cannabis they are making themselfs the judge and we are not to do that. They want to follow there traditions even if they are out of date.
1 Timothy 4:4-5
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
Not only is cannabis ok because God made it clean and called it good it's ok because most everyone that uses it is thankful for it. So what the church is teaching about cannabis and it's use is wrong.
He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
We are thankful to God for making cannabis. We use it for religious purposes. Other don't use it for the same reason. Tell the person that is abstaining from cannabis good job for doing that for the Lord but let them know you are doing the opposite for the same reason.
9) MY OWN ACTIONS
Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else,
Simple enough, look over your life see what your doing and ask God if it's ok. If your doing what God wants you to do be happy and don't let others bring you down because of there own convictions. Most people that don't use cannabis think there better then the user but they are blind and not honest with themselves because they have to attack others to make themselves feel better.
Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
If you are a Chrsitian who is our master? We are servants to God. He has given us everything we need to do the work he has planned for us so if someone confronts you about cannabis tell them your a Christian and they shouldn't be judging you because they are not your master Jesus Christ is.
1 Corinthians 2:11
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
People keep telling me that I can't be worshiping God when I smoke so I show them this verse. Then I let them know the my thought about them and ask did you know I felt that way. When they say no, I say but you can tell what I think when I smoke. I also tell them that if God put me in this field why are they trying to take me out of it. God has a plan for yours and my life once we know what it is take that leap of faith and get the job done.
10) THEIR OPINION
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
Most people have their minds made up about cannabis. I show them this they still don't change there mind or attitude but at least they know the truth.
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
Again people judge cannabis users way to much. That is what I am trying to put a stop to.
Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
Jesus didn't condemn a lady caught in the act of sinful nature so if Jesus didn't even condemn someone for doing that why do people think they can condemn those who use cannabis which isn't even part of the sinful nature. It's because they were taught wrong. We have to show people they were taught wrong and the Bible shows the truth all one has to do is look through it.
11) MY PURPOSE
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
God made the Bible to help us not for it to be used against us. I use the Bible to correct those mislead. I ask that everyone go to a Bible believing web site and post these facts out of the Bible and see how screwed up people are when it comes to the cannabis topic. Most will talk all about it as if they were an expert but when you ask if they have ever tried it most will say no. They only preach what they have been taught so we need to correct there mislead minds.
Thank you for taking the time to read my long letter I hope this will help someone. God Bless you and the plant you use.
Rev. Michael T
Soldier for Christ and Cannabis