What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
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As the Democrats and Republicans while away the remaining hours and days in which they could easily pass legislation to reduce deaths, violence, crime, and taxes — to name but a few benefits of ending the Drug War — it seems instead…
It has been the mission of Christians Against Prohibition to glorify God by pointing out how obvious legalization is: as a Biblical concept and prophecy, in the spirit and text of the U.S.'s Founding Documents, to bring healing of every kind — let alone greatly reducing death and disease.
[…] But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness […]
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on.”
[Jesus] went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
“He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
“He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’
“But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”
When the people heard this, they said, “May this never be!”
Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of [this scripture]: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?
“Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”
The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.
A public health scientist loses his retirement and part of his farm in fight to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee.
Hey President Obama, it wasn't long after you became President I joined the growing ranks of citizens who are sorry we voted for you … the people who thought you would actually bring change for the
One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces!
But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Shining Lights Background
The War on Drugs is not only a failure, but it has become a self-perpetuating, constantly expanding policy disaster.
Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
No one is compelled to sell drugs. No one is compelled to break the law. No one has a gun to his or her head to do those things.
— Prohibitionist Mindset (Lies and Deceit)
Therefore I say:
No one had a gun to his or her head and was forced to write Drug Prohibition laws!
Yes! See these quotes from The Lord!
Luke 6:36-38 (NIV)
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Mark 4:24 (NIV)
Consider carefully what you hear. With the measure you use, it will be measured to you — and even more.
Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV)
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Today I will take a look at a question sent in by a reader. It will go to the area of the website meant for these issues. But I must say the writer was not attacking me, or us.
What does DEA stand for?
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."