Most Christians today would reflexively say that illegal drugs are sinful, but have no problem taking an Advil or a prescription medicine. Fewer would have a problem with a glass of wine or a beer, as long as they didn’t get drunk. But to suggest that there is only a difference of degree between a line of coke, a marijuana joint, a glass of wine, and a pair of painkillers is to somehow say that two plus two equals duck.
Well, if it looks like one and quacks like one …
Any Christian who questions the war on drugs must start somewhere in the Bible. For me, it comes down to a few key texts:
Let’s take each of those in turn.