Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Drinking From The Cup of Demons 4

To be completely honest I wrote Drinking From The Cup of Demons parts 1, 2, and 3 as an introduction to part 4. Having grown up in the company of alcoholics I have little respect for people who use marijuana as a recreational drug, and their insistence that marijuana is not addicting makes their efforts to throw their paychecks away on a never ending high that much sadder to me. At least an addict is physically addicted and doesn't have much choice in the matter.

While standing on a rocky outcropping on Pewabic Mountain overlooking the grandeur of God's creation, namely the beautiful and rugged Clear Creek Canyon, I can only wonder why someone would ever want mentally incapacitate themselves and miss this beauty our Creator made just for us. It truly pains me to think that with this beauty in the world that people would rather trade this for a short term buzz and long term brain damage. Then I stumbled across some things on the internet that made me realize that John MacArthur was so correct when he said 
"Ephesians 6:11 says we are to "stand firm against the schemes of the devil." Satan is God's enemy; therefore he is our enemy. The only way he can attack God is through us. And we can be sure he will seek us out and attack us with his schemes." - John MacArthur
And one of the most insidious schemes is in full view on the internet. Satan hates Jesus, and Satan is using the feel-good, get high at all costs, hide behind rare medical uses, culture of worshiping marijuana to insult, degrade, and humiliate our Lord and Savior in the most horrific manner... 

If you do an internet search for Jesus and Marijuana you will stumble across blasphemy and heresy the likes of which you will find shocking regardless of where you are in your walk with Jesus. There is a lie spreading across the internet based on bad translation and utter blasphemy that states that the only reason Jesus can be considered the Messiah is because of Marijuana. A group calling itself the Cannabis culture has posted a series of articles to prove their point which is a blasphemous attack on Jesus that can only come from Satan.

Their logic goes like this: Jesus is the Messiah, Messiah means "The anointed one", anointing means to have oil rubbed on you, the anointing oil mentioned in Exodus 30 is made from high grade marijuana, when John baptized Jesus he covered Jesus in anointing oil, therefore Jesus was in a drug induced stupor during his ministry and saved people with "the healing powers of marijuana" rather than the Holy Spirit. 

Let's begin with -  "the anointed one". It means the person that gets oil put on him. Yes, anointing does mean rubbed with oil, but it also mean "chosen". The oil is to merely show that this person was chosen. God anointed Jesus with something better than a mixture of oil and perfume:
You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38)
Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit, as for the theory of the cannabis laced  anointing oil, their theory is sheer fabrication and only upheld by the fact that a majority of their readers will never pick up a bible to verify their claims. They claim that Jesus was anointed with holy anointing oil - the oil mentioned in Exodus 30. The cannabis culture claims that the holy oil is made from pouring olive oil over 9 pounds of flowering cannabis tops. If they actually read the bible they would have found that the only flowering ingredient in the anointing oil is myrrh, which isn't marijuana. Myrrh does have narcotic qualities if taken internally and was used as a sedative, but it's primary function is perfume, which is exactly what the holy anointing oil is - perfume. 

Other ingredients besides myrrh and olive oil include fragrant cinnamon, fragrant cane, and cassia which is another type of cinnamon. The fragrant cane is sometimes called qěnēh bośem (the ancient Hebrew word for marijuana) by the cannabis worshiping authors but there is no actual mention of that in the bible. In reality fragrant cane listed in Exodus is acorus calamus, also know as myrtle grass or sweet myrtle. The hallucinogenic effect of fragrant cane is an urban legend based on the reports of a single trial by a man and woman and reported in the book "The Hallucinogens" 

But what if the holy anointing oil did contain cannabis? What if it were made of Oil of LSD? It wouldn't matter because it would never have come in contact with Jesus. Exodus 30:26-30  clearly states that the oil was intended for anointing the tent of meeting, altar, utensils, and lamp stands, plus Aaron and his sons. Jesus is clearly not an altar, utensil, nor a lamp stand. In addition, Aaron and all of his sons are Levites, Jesus was not from the tribe of Levi, but from the tribe of Judah. Nor would he have allowed someone to whip up a batch of bootleg anointing oil and pour it on him because that would have been a sin:
32 It shall not be poured on anyone’s body, nor shall you make any like it in the same proportions; it is holy, and it shall be holy to you. 33 Whoever shall mix any like it or whoever puts any of it on a layman shall be cut off from his people.’” (Exodus 30:32-33)
The Cannabis Culture boldly claims that Jesus violated God's law stated here in Exodus and distributed the holy anointing oil for initiation rites (initiation into what the Cannabis Culture never say) and to heal the sick and wounded, of which there is no eye witness documentation to corroborate this claim. Jesus led a perfect sinless life, so he never would have been anointed with the holy anointing oil, real or otherwise. Jesus never would have used the holy anointing oil as a party trick to impress the crowds by relieving leg cramps and boredom. Jesus did seem to enjoy aggravating the Pharisees but He never broke a law to do it. He never sinned and he never caused any one else to sin, and to imply that He did so is blasphemy. 

The Cannabis Culture claims to get their data from the Gnostic Gospels found in the Nag Hammadi library rather than the New Testament. The Cannabis Culture goes on to claim that the cannon of the New Testament was composed in the very late 4th century while the gnostic gospels are far more accurate. Unfortunately for our stoned friends, legitimate archeologists quickly determined that the contents of the Nag Hammadi library, while being an interesting find, were completely fraudulent written centuries after the eye witness accounts of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 

The fictions written by the Cannabis Culture are written with an air of faux plausibility with equally well written but fiction based footnotes added in to make this story look like a scholarly work. Eventually the story drifts off into nonsense of the utmost degree, including imaginary goddesses, John the Baptist taking the role of high priest and anointing Jesus with a jug of holy anointing oil, the baptism of the Lamb breaking down into an effort to wash the oil off, and the Holy Spirit and the voice of God being just a drug induced hallucination. Eventually the Son of God is brushed off as just another snake oil peddler by the cannabis culture and the real object of their worship, marijuana, is revealed:
Although the idea that Jesus and his disciples used a healing cannabis ointment may seem far-fetched at first, when weighted against the popilar alternative (one that is held by millions of believers) that Jesus performed his healing miracles magically, through the power invested in him by the omnipotent Lord of the Universe, the case for ancient accounts of medicinal cannabis seems a far more likely explanation.
It doesn't take a  advocate of deliverance ministry to see that the recreational use of marijuana and the culture of weed worship that is growing up around it is a ploy by Satan to drive a wedge between God and his finest creation. The concept of Jesus as drug addled shamman stumbling around Judah with a jug of cannabis oil performing magic tricks to fool the masses is blasphemy from the heart of hell whispered in the ears of the gullible by Jesus' mortal enemy.
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)


  1. totally right, i agree with you, thanks for this hard word to write all this detail, thanks
    i want to ask these days about the side cross necklace have any info about this style i search on a lot of resource but all days am perturb

    1. I've researched the sideways cross and everything comes up muddled. There's no site out there that proclaims what the sideways cross truly represents (that I can find). My guess is that some jewelry maker made a few just because he could, and they caught on.

      We both know that symbols are very powerful things, whether you believe in their representation or not, but you have to ask yourself this: does this symbol have anything to do with your salvation? The answer is no, our salvation is based on God's grace through our faith that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins at his Crucifixion, everything else is works. Don't get perturbed, maybe you can use the sideways cross someone is wearing as a chance to share the Gospel!