Saturday, August 17, 2019

Is it Ever ok for Christians to Smoke Pot?

Christians and Marijuana. Lots of things are legal, but should Christians partake? I explore Christians and marijuana from a biblical view. This podcast includes comments from Facebook, a couple of articles, and clips from interviews.

















What Does the Bible Teach about the Cannabis Plant? ;
The Ezekiel 34:29, Revelation 22:1–2 and Psalm 104:14 argument;
Exploring the Exodus 30:22-29 ganeh-bosem argument;
Alexandria Carson with Gen 3:18 thorns and the curse;
Sorcery - Pharmakia - all drugs? or the ones that get you high?
Is alcohol really similar to pot biblically? ;
Proverbs 31:4-7 and Eph 5:18 guidelines to drinking;
10 Things You Should Know about Marijuana and the Christian ;
The Genesis 1:29 God said every plant is for food;
Are pot brownies biblical? ;
Caffeine versus marijuana - stoned versus alert;
Jean O'Neil Manns - sugar causes health issues;
Lance Rowe - Marijuana and cancer ;
Salvia is a legal drug that is a hallucinogen;
Anna Wilkerson-Corman - Church should operate in Faith;
King Asa sought physicians and not the Lord 2 Chronicles 16:12;
Spiritual warfare attacks and quoting the Word instead of pills;
Clip of interview with Garry Nesbit;
Pot helped Nancy extremely reduce pill intake;
Thomas Tannehill - Maybe eating pot is ok, but don't get wasted;
Alexandria and Shelli - Pot opens up the demonic;
Clip from Interview with Steve Bratten;
Pot opens up the demonic and maybe Schizophrenia;
Clip from John Piper on Christians and Marijuana;
Clip from Meagan Farrow and her struggle with pot;
Pot is a gateway drug and should not be used for recreation;


Links:
Garry Nesbit talks about Pot
Meagan Farrow talks about Pot
#QTR Pot Post on Facebook
Crosswalk ARticle 10 things -  ;
Equip CRI article Bible and Cannabis -





Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Marty Sampson Apostasy - Did he have a Spiritual Relationship with Jesus?

Marty Sampson comes out as an unbeliever. This is why I emphasize having a spiritual relationship with the biblical Jesus










Video Notes:

Marty Deleted his Instagram account;
I love Hillsong and Jesus Culture -  but are they biblically sound? ;
I led worship while listening to heavy metal - Bad Idea;
Devoted to destruction become accursed like Josh 6:18;
Joshua was powerless before their enemies Josh 7:12;
These heavy metal songs play in your heart ;
As a man thinks in his heart so is he Proverbs 23:7 ;
Fouls of the air come to snatch the word of God in your heart Mark 4:15;
Acts 19:18-20 Burned occult books so the Word of God prevailed and grew;
I experienced deliverance while burning the CDs;
An evil heart of unbelief Heb 3:12;
Unbelievers should not write worship songs;
Willfully ignorant - Hosea 4:6;
Miracles happen all the time - he is being willfully ignorant;
Confirmation bias - Gathering info only that supports what you want;
Jesus will manifest Himself to the believer John 14:20-23;
Cessationists are simply not having spiritual encounters;
Sings of a believer will follow Mark 16:17,18 ;
Christianity is a spiritual religion;
Jude 1:19 of the senses is empirical science and not spiritual;
Truth is the person of Jesus the way the truth and the life;
The builders rejected messiah - the capstone;


Links:
Last Reformation Movie 
Joshua Harris Apostacy
Relevant Magazine Article -


Text of Marty's Post - (taken from Relevant Magazine Article)

"Time for some real talk. I’m genuinely losing my faith, and it doesn’t bother me. Like, what bothers me now is nothing. I am so happy now, so at peace with the world. It’s crazy.

This is a soapbox moment so here I go … How many preachers fall? Many. No one talks about it. How many miracles happen. Not many. No one talks about it. Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one talks about it. How can God be love yet send four billion people to a place, all ‘coz they don’t believe? No one talks about it. Christians can be the most judgmental people on the planet—they can also be some of the most beautiful and loving people. But it’s not for me.

I am not in anymore. I want genuine truth. Not the “I just believe it” kind of truth. Science keeps piercing the truth of every religion. Lots of things help people change their lives, not just one version of God. Got so much more to say, but for me, I keeping it real. Unfollow if you want, I’ve never been about living my life for others.

All I know is what’s true to me right now, and Christianity just seems to me like another religion at this point. I could go on, but I won’t. Love and forgive absolutely. Be kind absolutely. Be generous and do good to others absolutely. Some things are good no matter what you believe. Let the rain fall, the sun will come up tomorrow."

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Worship Leader Playing in Bars? is that really OK?

#QuestionsThatRock
Is it OK for a worship leader to also play at a bar?

I asked this question on various social media sources and have a perspective on it as I used to play in heavy metal bands and also lead worship.


















Show Notes:

Kat Pigliacampi - Her band no longer plays in bars;
Since I encountered Jesus I wouldn't consider playing secular events;
Jaziz Gutierrez - Absolutely Not Eph 5:11 and 1 Thess 5:22;
Melissa Chunn Mullins - nope -> 2 Corinthians 6:14;
Christiana Mata - Her church doesn't allow it! ;
Jonnathan Zin Truong - YES - we are to be light in darkness! ;
Marie Renshaw - YES - she was led by the spirit to a bar;
Sunday Ferrante - Yes - Go where the fish are;
Peter - fished all night and caught nothing til Jesus directed him;
TheCainain - Don't fish in a Christian fish bowl! ;
ThePuritanBoard - Director chimes in! ;
DallasObserver - Agnostic confession about playing in bars and churches for cash;
My conviction and deliverance while burning of my heavy metal CD's;
Purge ourselves to be meet for the Master's use - 2 Timothy 2:21-22 ;
Burning the accursed things in the New Testament Acts 19:18-20;





Links:
The #QuestionsThatRocks on FACEBOOK
The Question on Instagram
The Question on TWITTER
http://bit.ly/OpenYourEyesBook
Last Call: From Serving Drinks to Serving Jesus BOOK
Puritan Board Forum discussion on worship and bars
Dallas Musicians confessions about church
Jonnathan Zin Truong Testimony 
Church and the AA Approach Podcast