Pubdate: Tue, 03 May 2016
Source: Prince George Citizen (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 Prince George Citizen
Author: Gerald Klassen
Page: 6


In the late sixties, I remember Pierre Trudeau walking along the West 
Coast Trail on the west side of Vancouver Island and he was 
approached by a group of hippies.

They were badgering him about the possibility of legalizing marijuana.

And Mr. Trudeau gave a very good reply, probably the smartest thing 
he ever said.

He questioned them by asking them why he should do that.

He referred to the fact that one can get a natural high by relishing 
the pristine beauty of the West Coast Trail. Enough said. Fast 
forward to 2016 and we have Pierre's son, Justin, advocating the 
legalization of marijuana.

Ravi Zacharias, the eminent Christian apologist, in one of his talks 
on drastic change in society, quotes G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) 
"Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up."

You know, the Bible is a very relevant and up-to-date book.

There is mention of hallucinogenic drugs in Holy Scripture.

The word "sorceries" in the Bible comes from the Greek "pharmakeia" 
and this word is explicitly magical arts, spells, etc.

Some scripture verses that refer to sorceries are: Acts. 8:9, Acts 
19:19, Galatians 5:20 and Revelation 18:23.

Today we take pride in being a very informed society but we would be 
particularly wise in heeding important and life-changing issues.

Gerald Klassen Prince George
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