The Marijuana Question | Next Week | Episode 5

Don’t miss this brand-new episode of Next Week with Jeff Durbin! On this episode of Christian late-night we tackle the marijuana question. How should we …


  1. I really enjoy your show and I think you guys do a great job at spreading the gospel. I just wanted to point out a great book called “Bible Wines or The Laws of Fermentation” by William Patton. This book has some really interesting history and also a very good explanation of the term “wine” and it’s various uses in the bible considering it a generic word(either alcoholic or non). I’m not an expert myself but I do I agree that it doesn’t make sense that Jesus would liken his pure precious blood to a poison “aka fermented alcoholic wine”. Not a serious point of contention but interesting nonetheless check the book out it has a lot of interesting points.

  2. God’s Simple Plan of Salvation
    My Friend: I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

    God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”

    In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?

    First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

    Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell.

    “ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

    But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

    Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22).

    “ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

    Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.

    My friend, “God . . . commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross.

    In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . . . .’ ”

    Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.

    “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).

    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

    Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.

    Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer.

    In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”

    Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!

    God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.

    You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.

    If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).

    Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.

    God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

    Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change. After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth:

    Pray — you talk to God.
    Read your Bible — God talks to you.
    Witness — you talk for God.
    You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord . . . .” (2 Timothy 1:8)

    “Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).

  3. apparently the whole "loving community and the gospel" didn't work with Thad Pinsch, now did it? Oh, I know your methodology is perfect and Thad is an unrepentent whatever it was you called him before throwing him out of church and counseling Summer to divorce him. How's Summer's other husband treating her? I hope he's treating her better. That whole "and never remarry" thing not withstanding. The Whites get some kind of absolution from that whole "adultry" law because James is in tight with God, is that how it works? You keep preaching that gospel, Jeff, and I'll keep point out that Apologia has some skeletons in it's own little closet that "The Gospel" doesn't seem to be helping much.
    I missed you at IVF, Jeff. Were you too busy to make it again. All those hundreds of "babies" were destroyed Saturday and the tissue was donated to research yet again for the umpteenth week in a row, and you and Puddles continue to seek the fast road to fame in front of that planned Parenthood. PP can't even begin to come close to the number of "lives terminated" that IVF does. Then again we all know that life only begins when somebody hands Apologia a dollar.

  4. I could be wrong but I believe Todd's question was recreational use of Marijuana not medicinal.. and he (John) clearly said there was a difference between a joint and alcohol and what it does to your mind…

  5. i thank you for this video, i watched that video from Todd, and i didnt agree with John either. I still respect him, but he has no information on the matter, and after hearing his response, I knew, John has never smoked it,

  6. Thanks, I wasn't aware of the wonderful medical benefits of Marijuana. I was wondering what you think about casual irregular recreational use of Marijuana, say smoking a few times a year just for enjoyment? Can this be considered consistent with the Bible?

  7. You didn’t say much about the recreational use, I think most Christians are on board with medicinal use. The dividing line used to be alcohol is legal but pot is illegal, but where I live that line no longer exists.I know some Christians who believe that now that it is legal for recreational purposes, it is no longer sin. How do we address that?

  8. I 100% believe God gave us cannabis for the good of man, for medicine, for food, for all. Man, woman and child. What I do also believe is that God did not want us to create cannabis with almsot no CBD and extremely high THC (23%). The all natural cannabis was 1-5% THC and 1-5% CBD. When cannabis meets these criteria they are highly medicinal, never intoxicating and extremely beneficial. Like many other plants and herbs can be.

  9. Oh my GOODNESS –
    I had SO much to comment about…..started commenting and sharing…..
    Then that SI guy came on and I lost it – I saw him in a debate and was SO powerfully heartbroken over his behavior that I was freaking out.
    Hoping and praying he has been humbled by God and changed.
    I was blown away at his horrific behavior during the debates I saw.
    Shocked. No self control, no level-headed maturity.
    Literally SHOCKED to see Jeff (calm, humble and loving in all situations dealing with witnessing and debating) would remotely have anything to do with him.

    I just took down a rich and lengthy comment sharing about my health, the death of my eldest sister from the same blood disorder I also was born with, etc, etc and deleted the whole thing to write this one.

    I'm just SHOCKED to see Jeff have him/promote him on his show.


    (Maybe I should have just shared the other comment…)

    Love ya, Jeff.
    Slowly getting 'nervous' sending people over to your channel – Your preaching and witnessing videos are a powerful blessing – Amazing tools for Christ….
    But it's getting a little strange as time goes by, with your other material….
    I'm in for the long haul. I just hope I'm not being led in two directions at once.

  10. making marijuana legal, pushes people away from God. for many reasons.

    THC levels in marijuana these days is far far greater than in the past. Jeff of course had to leave that out.

    Do we need chad smoking? Do we need Jeff saying P*ssy hat for a joke? Does this follow the Bible?
    Ephesians 5:4
    The whole purpose of the pink hat, its to point to the comment "grab her by the P__" and then the shirts at the event "Hands off my P___" Or, "This P___ bites back" It is clearly about a vagina which is why there were vagina costumes.

    Back to marijuana…its pushed for depression and so many other reasons in Cali. When they get medical marijuana…am I wrong? they get your high. Why was this completely glossed over? Did the guy with Parkinson smoke the marijuana? why did the lady say a single drop at 28:35?

    I'll wait…

  11. Wow Jeff. Definitely been enlightened today on the marijuana. Especially after smoking it for 8 years. Thanks for that informative knowledge on the cannabis issue. It should be regulated, like all issues that Americans take advantage of. Great job. Hope others see this

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