Back in the hedonistic free-for-all known as The 1960s (and often into the 1970s and 1980s as well), no matter how loud or obnoxious a party got, there was ALWAYS at least one person who would bring up the “God Defense” if the conversation turned to smoking marijuana–which was illegal in all 50 states in all circumstances.
“Why do they have to pick on pot? Smoking a little pot never hurt anyone. It’s all natural! And besides, God put it here! If it was bad, God wouldn’t have put it on earth for us to enjoy!”
Now, never mind that the person who usually brought up this line of reasoning didn’t know Jesus from a carburetor.
Never mind that the same “defense” could be used to justify practically ANYTHING used illegally in this world.
“Yes, officer, I did beat that man to death with this baseball bat. But you know, God put the wood here for that bat, so it can’t be bad!”
Never mind that most who smoked, drank and carried on with drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll NEVER concerned themselves with “all-natural” ingredients any other time.
“God put it here!” was one argument that few in the 1960s-1980s were willing to challenge.
And so, regardless of the eye-rolling which went on when the statement made its appearance, the “God Defense” was a regular throughout the smoky haze of that time period.
HAS the reader ever heard of the “God Defense”?
HAS the reader ever used the “God Defense“?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 2, 2020.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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