Morally wrong? is it sinful? Is it a form of sorcery? To some this seems straight foward, to others a grey area. To me there are just as many wrong questions as wrong answers. As with anything people who ask, want to be right before God, or justify themselves to their peers thus justifying themselves in their own minds for doing something others disapprove of. Likewise those who answer swiftly I believe entirely miss the point of what truly is or isn’t a sin to align with there beliefs they may or may not grew up with.
To identify if something is a sin or not a sin biblically; first we must establish that all sin is defined by the ten commandments. You can reason that all things come back to these simple but unobtainable laws given. In the nature of man apart from God, we can try to obey them and miserably fail. Have no other gods? We love ourselves too much to not look to others to justify ourselves thus making gods out of people, things, pleasures that others aspire us to do what we want to do anyway. Only through true surrender to the will of the father by the blood of Christ can the Holy spirit work his the fathers will in you.
I will not digress. The question; is weed a sin? Is it morally unacceptable? The best answers are given questions as to make you the reader better understand. Is alcohol a sin? Not necessarily but when you give into it what comes forth from within? How many commandments are broken in your altered state? Can you hold to your convictions or are you seeking escape from them? Interesting line of thinking we come to. I would argue that in exercising of self control, alcohol is harmless but becomes a destroyer of the best of men yet is widely consumed without the defiling the faith of many who can responsibly consume it.
Another question is it sorcery? Does it alter perception? Does it cause you to do things that otherwise would not be possible? Maybe but would not caffeine fall into this category? Or pain medication? Or chemotherapy? Most of what we call medicine today would better understood to be a potion is in pill or liquid form which would be picked up by most Christians today at a pharmacy, which many a faithful believer of older age has a plethora of pharmaceutical prescriptions that alter the body and mind in good and bad ways to live longer. So I ask where is the thin line which we say, here no further? Interesting. Furthermore while to the person with ADHD caffeine and stimulants such as adderall or even cocaine can cause clarity that another person would only be high. Where is it medicine and when does it become witchcraft? Is it when you consult false gods and demons? Is it when you make it into an idol? Can you glorify your creator in body, mind and spirit?
Not so black and white. But written in red,
Mark 7:18 ESV
And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him,
So when does weed, alcohol, caffeine, and pharmaceuticals become sin and or sorcery? This is the better question that society has not been asking itself. Its a hard question to ask. When you do it is like a mirror into your own soul and the state of our society. Rebellion, lying, adultery, idolatry, lying, false witness, coveting, and hypocrisy. When do you become a prisoner to it verses partaking in moderation as Jesus himself showed us when he came to earth with a pure spirit and partook in drinking wine?
In closing thoughts, can you have no other gods before Yahweh when you partake? Can you bare his name without hypocrisy? Can you have a sound mind, apart from rebellion? Can you love your neighbor as yourself? Does your freedom defile your weaker brothers faith?