Christian Worldview On Legalization Of Marijuana

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f. Christian Worldview on Legalization of Marijuana
While a majority of individuals in the United States may believe that marijuana should be legal, the support among Evangelical Protestants (32%), Catholics (39%), and Mainline Protestants (45%) is much lower. The majority of Christians in America would say that they do not believe that anyone should use marijuana and that it should not be legal to purchase the drug. The problem with this view is that it mixes two different issues together, whether something is moral and whether the government has the jurisdiction to criminalize a particular conduct. I will analyze both of these separate issues below and provide a conclusion for both.
The scriptures say that “everything God created is good” and that he gave us “every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth.” There are many things in this world that can be used in a responsible and sinless manner but when used in excess will lead to a sin and immoral conduct. We see examples of this in the scriptures for food, alcohol, and money. From these principles and scriptures, it is clear that the use of marijuana is not something that is completely barred by the scriptures but is something that is only sinful when it is used in excess or to the point of it becoming an idol. Other than when used in excess, there does appear to be three circumstances where it is improper for a Christian to consume any marijuana, for any purpose.
The first and most straightforward,

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