Michael Bresciani
Colorado cannabis: an 'experiment' or dopey defiance?
By Michael Bresciani
January 4, 2014

The word experiment is being tossed around in the media regarding the report of the new laws in Colorado that allow anyone to buy pot in a retail outlet. Pictures of young people smoking cigar sized joints in perfect glee may seem like the new world has surely gotten underway in 2014, but many Americans still cringe at the sight.

Do we dare call the wasting of the youth in an entire state an experiment? Is it wise to turn and mock the standard bearers of truth, be they preachers of the gospel or Senators and Congressmen who haven't as yet thrown in the towel on America's future?

Kids using dope and same sex unions may seem like freedom, but it is still nothing more than license under the banner of freedom. If they were mad at Duckster, Phil Robertson, for saying homosexuality is wrong then I suppose I will be hated for saying that the Tweets of Michelle Obama congratulating Robin Roberts for 'coming out' as a lesbian are only proof that America is entering advanced stages of reprobation – not freedom.

The joy of young Coloradans is not to be outdone by a President and a first lady both willing to drop America right in the lap of last day's reprobation. (Ro 1: 27–28)

An old enemy warns that neither communism nor immorality work very well. Hasn't this experiment already failed?

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the President of Russia lambastes the American slide into immorality by starting his New Year message to America with – "Happy New Year to all you decadent, dictatorial Americans."

The credibility deficient comatose pop rags, like NY Times and Huff-Po, may be lauding the State of Colorado and Michelle, but Putin and his countrymen have been down that road and are unafraid to say in no uncertain terms – it doesn't work.

Putin says we have lost our freedoms to un-elected judges and dictatorial presidents who have decided for us what is moral and right.

Breitbart published Putin's New Year's message to America in which Putin says we are sadly misled by our own penchant for phony freedom.
    "What do I mean? Aren't you Americans supposed to be free? Sure, you are free: You are free to obey the ukase – that's an old czarist word for a decree that must be obeyed, or else – of a judge acting on an ideological agenda. So the judge is free to do as he pleases, and then you are free to do what you're told to do. Americans, how do you like that kind of freedom?

    For example, let's look at the way the debate over homosexual marriage has played out over the past few years in the USA. The American people were confronted with the issue of homosexual marriage, debated it, and then voted against it in the tens of millions; dozens of US states passed specific laws to ban homosexual marriage.

    So then what happened? I'll tell you what happened: Unelected judges simply overrode the will of the people – and legalized such marriage in much of the country, including the largest state, California. In other words, the judges acted as dictators to overturn not only the laws of America, but also the law of God; these are spelled out clearly in both the Bible and in the Christian tradition."
Who could have guessed that one day millions of Americans would wish that Russia's President, was our President. It's not communism that Putin is selling, it is something Americans are now selling out, known as faith in God and good old common sense, not to mention the constitution.

Can we trust Michelle's morality against the judgment day?

In the very last day of time when every soul stands before a just and holy God will we be able to congratulate those who gave up their morality under the advice of the first lady? Will she stand with those who did and – speak for them?

Will the first lady have an explanation for giving congratulations to women instead of a warning? This warning;

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature." (Ro 1: 26)

Can we trust Barack's morality against the judgment day?

Perhaps Michelle can remind God that her husband had clearly declared that the passages in Romans about the error of homosexuality were obscure passages not to be taken too seriously. For the rest who slid down the path to reprobation, there will be no occasion to name drop since we didn't know Barack personally. Such a scenario is probably why someone coined the phrase, "standing on shaky ground."

As for fostering and allowing an entire generation of young people in states like Colorado to waste their lives pursuing a cheap high, we might not want to hold our breath waiting for the president to enforce the federal law and put down Colorado's dopey experiment.

Whether its four Americans in Benghazi – or millions of youth in Colorado – apparently American lives are there for the wasting under this administration.

The lost won't be singing 'Rocky Mountain High' on that day!

Every kid in the Centennial State should know that those who use drugs have no chance on entrance into the kingdom of God.

Just when everyone is getting over Duck Dynasty's declaration that homosexuals can't enter heaven, along comes this writer with a similar announcement about drug users. I am not sure how Phil Robertson is coping with the flak he got, but I could care less what nonsense I might hear from the scoffers. There is far too much at stake to be silent.

The passage in Revelation that clarifies who can and cannot enter heaven says "sorcerers" will not enter. Since sorcery is only practiced by a very few people in our modern world it behooves the student of the bible to look a little deeper into the standard King James usage of this somewhat antiquated terminology. That's when the surprise happens.

The word sorcerer and its various renderings appear in the original language of the bible as 'pharmakeus,' a term which refers to the indiscriminate use and dispensing of drugs. In common language that means dopers – do not enter.

The actual verse rendered in some versions comes with a footnote to explain the Greek word, but one version just spells it out in plain language.

"But for the cowardly, the faithless, the vile, the murderers, those who commit sexual immorality, those who use drugs and cast spells, the idolaters and all liars – their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death." (Rev 21: 8 CEB)

Is the entire book of Revelation on Obama's list of obscure scriptures?

CNS News reported in 2007 that Barack Obama had dismissed Paul's warnings against homosexuality as obscure. He stated that he was more likely to trust the Sermon on the Mount. Not knowing that Paul's warnings against homosexuality is far newer than the Sermon on the Mount, might not help much for someone who was not far away from his famed announcement that it's perfectly normal for same sexes to marry.

CNS News July 7, 2008, "I don't think it [a same-sex union] should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that recognized by the state," said Obama. "If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans."

Here is where we must not fail to recognize that the warnings in Revelation are found in the last and latest book in the entire bible. Obscure is hardly a fitting word to describe the book of Revelation.

Bad choices notwithstanding, Barack Obama was only elected to be president of the United States. He was not elected to decide that the bible is only inspired in spots and he is burdened with the task of deciding how to spot the spots.

The strictest warning of any book in the bible – Want to call that obscure?

Revelation comes with what is one of the direst warnings in the entire bible. It is a warning about the book itself, a book authored by Jesus Christ himself. To wit:

"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." (Rev 22: 18-19)

Let's do the math. It is Christ himself that declares drug users will forfeit heaven, not Duck Dynasty's, Phil and not journalist Bresciani. Is the answer to this declaration to simply label it as an obscure passage and lay back and have a long drag on a joint?

In the end, it is about lives being wasted both now and in the times to come. Will we call that an experiment, then look on the news videos with curiosity after which we can tuck ourselves into bed and sleep well until tomorrow?

This kind of response may indicate that we have already smoked ourselves into a psychotropic drug induced state of American style fallacious foolishness.

We subject the unborn to the abortionist's knives and salt solutions, and then we force the little ones remaining into sex education and common core indoctrination. The high school set is allowed to run afoul in promiscuity, STD's, rap crap and every pop-culture fad that comes down the pike. After that, the rest can now be dumped into states like Colorado where after toting, munchies fits and prolonged sleeps they can arise to buy yet more perfectly legal cannabis.

Ancient Israel was strictly warned not to follow the ways of their pagan neighbors who delivered their childrens bodies to be burned in the fire for the demon god Moloch. (De 12: 31) How far has civilization advanced – now we leave their bodies alone, but allow them to go to Colorado and just burn up their minds?

When the children are all lost – where will the nation be?

© Michael Bresciani


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