Can I Smoke Pot?: Marijuana in Light of Scripture
Breeden, Tom; Ward, Jr., Mark L.
“Can I Smoke Pot? is a good summary of the biblical teaching relevant to the use of marijuana. Authors Ward and Breeden have written it in language easily understood by young people. It makes a strong case against the recreational use of pot while recognizing the possible medical benefits of it.”See All
Dr. John Frame
Professor of Systematic Theology & Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary
“The authors answer the question, Can I smoke pot? with a wide view of the issues. Their answers are sound and persuasive, because they make a case from the whole Bible, beginning with the good creation. Without shallow appeals to unpersuasive texts, they consider a Christian worldview. Especially helpful is thinking about pot-smoking in relation to ones responsibility to the community. This is a fine, biblical presentation.”See All
Ph.D., Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary Washington DC
“This book deals with the important questions, using Scripture as its basis for ethical decision-making. With a good summary of biblical teaching on a number of relevant principles, it shows the possibility of medicinal use but rejects recreational use of marijuana. It is clear and engaging; it has sound arguments and sensitivity to our human condition.”See All
Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary
“Breeden and Ward offer a biblical, witty, and persuasive reply to a pressing question. Can I Smoke Pot? is a must read for young people and their pastors. Ive already started reading selections to my own teens.”See All
Chad Van Dixhoorn
Chancellors Professor of Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary Washington DC
"God made pot. It's natural, legal in more places, and Christians can drink alcohol, right? So, what's the issue?"
Is it a sin to smoke marijuana? Is it permissible to use recreationally? How about medicinally? Questions like these are a hot topic today, and chances are that you or someone you know is asking them. Christians believe the Bible is our highest authority for faith and life, including on subjects like marijuana use. So how does the Bible help us answer questions about marijuana?
By looking at the biblical teaching on creation, government, medicine, and alcohol, this book sets out to help people make wise and God-honoring decisions about marijuana use. Rather than just providing a list of proof texts, Can I Smoke Pot?: Marijuana in Light of Scripture looks at what the Bible teaches as a unified whole, from Genesis to Revelation, so we can more confidently answer the question: "What does the Bible say?"