Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation
Order DescriptionA. You are a youth leader in your church. A young man in the group believes he is particularly sensitive to spiritual truth when he is under the influence of drugs. He justifies his use of marijuana with Genesis 1:29, arguing that when God said, “I give you every seed bearing plant on the face of the whole earth,” he included marijuana. He considers that if God has given us the plant then it is meant to be used. What hermeneutical errors have led him to arrive at this conclusion? How would you respond to this use of the text?