Author David Bienenstock On How Jesus Used Cannabis | NowThis


Jesus didn’t smoke pot, But I do believe cannabis was the key ingredient
in the holy anointing oil he used to perform healing miracles. Sound crazy? Well, let’s look at the evidence. Jesus never referred to himself as ‘Christ.’ That was a name given to him by his disciples. It’s an Aramaic word that means, ‘The
Anointed One.’ Which makes sense, because Jesus anointed his
flock before sending them out to anoint others, as described in Mark 6:13. ’They cast out many devils and anointed with oil
many that were sick, and healed them.’ But what exactly was in that holy anointing oil
that Jesus used to perform all those healing miracles? The recipe for holy anointing oil is first found in the
Old Testament: Exodus 30:22-23, and calls for infusing 9 pounds of a plant
known as ‘kaneh-bosm,’ literally translated as ‘fragrant cane,’ into about 6 quarts of olive oil, along with essential
extracts of myrrh and cinnamon. According to conventional biblical scholarship, the
‘250 shekels of kaneh-bosm,’ that’s about 9 pounds, listed in ancient Hebrew versions of the Old
Testament, supposedly refers to a flowering plant called calamus, but Chris Bennett, author of the 2001 book
‘Sex, Drugs, and Violence in the Bible,’ believes this is a mistranslation. One stemming from a perhaps willful mistake
made the first time the Old Testament was translated into Greek. Kaneh-bosm, he claims, was cannabis. But could an oil infused with 9 pounds of cannabis
really produce a ‘healing miracle?’ Well, you might have seen a recent CNN special
bout a little girl named Charlotte who suffered 300 grand mal seizures per week, even after cycling through every pharmaceutical
anti-seizure medicine and a series of painful procedures that left her
unable to walk, talk, or eat. The first time Charlotte’s parents gave her a dose of
wholly plant-derived cannabis oil, her seizures immediately ceased and stopped for
7 straight days. She’s down from more than 1,200 major seizures
per month to just 2 or 3 mild ones. Some might callthata miracle. Now, back to that recipe in the Old Testament: Kaneh-bosm makes its first appearance in the Bible
as part of the story of Moses and the burning bush, when the revered Jewish prophet gets the holy
anointing oil recipe along with clear instructions to anoint only
the priest class and kings. So did Jesus later break this prohibition, by
providing holy anointing oil to the sick? Is that what made him such a threat to the powers-
that-be, and led to his execution? Aside from crucifixion, baptism is considered the only
historically certain fact about Jesus’ life. But if water served as the catalyst for Jesus’ spiritual
ascension, why does he never perform a baptism? Why take the name Christ? And why anoint his flock in oil before sending
them out to anoint others? To those who believe that Jesus used cannabis oil,
the answer lies in non-canonical Christian texts. The canonical texts of the New Testament—Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John— were not selected as canon until around 325 years
after Jesus’ death, when the Roman Catholic Church selected them
from a large number of contenders. The Church then sought out and destroyed every
account that differed from their now official version of events. Christians who continued to promote alternate
views of Jesus and his teachings were labeled heretics and brutally suppressed. As a result, much of their scripture and dictates
were thought to be lost forever. Until 1945, when an Egyptian peasant digging
for fertilizer in a cave unearthed 13 leather-bound manuscripts inside a
sealed jar, a treasure trove purposely buried there by scribes
at a nearby monastery sometime around A.D. 367, when the church first condemned the
use of non-canonical texts. Within these volumes—many of which predate the
books of the New Testament— Biblical experts discovered a parallel but radically
different telling of the life of Jesus, one that places the anointing ceremony squarely
at the center of Christianity. The Gospel of Phillip, for instance, proclaims that
any person who ‘receives this oil… is no longer a Christian but a Christ.’ A transformation then compared to baptism, in which
would-be initiates ’Go down into the water and come up without
having received anything… because there is water in water
There is fire in chrism.’ Chrism, of course, is the holy anointing oil. And did I mention about the
9 pound of cannabis? To hear more of this story, download this week’s
episode of Great Moments in Weed History. Available free from iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud,
or wherever you get podcasts.

99 thoughts on “Author David Bienenstock On How Jesus Used Cannabis | NowThis

  1. The gospels is evidence of Jesus existence like Marvel Comics is evidence for Peter Parker's existence…

  2. Well, it would help if Jesus actually existed (didnt, by highest provability).
    But still really cool, bet healers used it

  3. It looks like overdose. Did you hear about olive oil? Most modern scholars (even sceptics) agree that the Gnostic texts from Nag Hammadi were written later than the canonical texts. So be careful because cannabis prevents critical thinking or thinking at all.

  4. There is a hugh difference between medical use and recreation use. Jesus used nothing that altered his state is mind. You are now agnostic ? What a fool

  5. I'm here to read the comments of the idiots who think that the cannabis in the bible is the same as their crack headed drug dealer on the United states street corner

  6. They dont tell the 4 gospels was choses before roman church and roman church maintained because they are linear, differently of apocryphos, who were extremely controversial among themselves. I am not sure if there are cannabinoid substances, but this video is not reliable, have seen how the media glorifies drugs, they want to see you alienated.
    mR. SOROS LIKES YOU GET RIGHT, When you get high, his bill is high too.

  7. Jesus never said he was the Christ??? John 4:25-26 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

    26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” Read your scripture sir.

  8. Interesting video, but Yeah, slow ya roll boyo — around 3:50, when you said that the Catholic Church picked the four books they liked the most and destroyed all contenders, you played yourself. The NT Canon developed within believing communities. The reason we have more extant/copied documents of the new testament and know exactly what the early christians believed and taught is because the texts were written and shared between churches and these communities. The NT Canon wasn't decided at Nicea lol, that's a total myth. There were some books that were disputed, like James and Hebrews, but that wasn't even the focal point of the council. Just fact checking ya! This is the reason that books like the Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Peter, etc were rejected – we know when the current NT books were written (the Gospels specifically before the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, making them 20-30 years after the events, which, in comparison to all other ancient documents, which are generally only copies of documents and written well after the fact, like, 400 years), and the people in the church did too.
    lol that was a lot, but, as a Christian, it isn't fair when someone makes an unjustifiable historical claim when speaking of my faith – it wouldn't be fair for me to do that to anyone else.

  9. The word Christ literally means The Anointed One
    The Gospel of Philip clearly states that the Chrism (Anointment) comes in The Bridal Chamber
    The Bridal Chamber is The Nasal Pharynx (where the male component of GOD meets the female component)
    The Chrism is the milk and honey which are the hormones the Pituitary and Pineal Glands make that drip down into the Nasal Pharynx

  10. CALAMUS is NOT marijuana! It's a Reed from the grassy Marsh! You, mister, need to stop taking the Bible out of context, stop adding your own ideas into it! Blasphemous liar!

  11. Cannabis and Opium are both natural plants, gifts from God. They should be legal for all. You don't need to ferment or brew them which makes them more natural than alcohol.
    Plus Opium and Cannabis do not damage the body and the brain, unlike Alcohol which is especially bad on the liver.

  12. Exodus 30:22-23 does not say 'cannabosom"….
     Then the Lord said to Moses,23 “Collect choice spices—12 1⁄2 pounds of pure myrrh, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant cinnamon, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant calamus, 24 and 12 1⁄2 pounds of cassia—as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. Also get one gallon of olive oil.

  13. Those gnostics texts are alot younger than the canonized text. Mark can be trace literally 10-20 years after Jesus' death and resurrection.

  14. Sir, Jesus was called the Anointed One not because His disciples called him that, but because He was and is the only begotten Son of God, anointed by God with the Holy Spirit.

  15. This is how I know this a lie. In the bible they tried to kill Jesus because he being a man made himself equal to God therefore claiming to be God and the Messiah.

  16. “Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭30:23-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Anyone see canaboso?
    I think this guy is a Cani-bozo

  17. i cant tell if this is the devils work . i feel like this man is altering our mind to think that smoking weed is okay. i have nothing against people who do smoke weed tho

  18. Canibis means canibal it was created by fallen watchers simjaja do your research please it was not used to heal it was used to cannibalise

  19. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

    Genesis 1:29

  20. Jesus actually did say that he was Christ but whatever. Edit: there are major fallacies with what your saying. “Jesus never preformed a baptism” ? Seriously? Don’t make videos on things you know nothing about. Edit #2: the Dead Sea scrolls weren’t found by an Egyptian digging for fertilizer in a cave. You should have named this video “how many lies can I tell in six minutes”

  21. Orthodox Christian here, roman catholicism is not the source origin of Christianity. Orthodox Christianity is. We still use Chrism for Chrismation which all undergo immediately after baptism. I do believe it is possible and likely that it is true what you are saying concerning cannabis and Jesus using healing oil aka Chrism. I dont think the Chrism today contains cannabis but who knows maybe it use to. Ultimate healing comes from the Holy Spirit.

  22. Well in that case it should bring back blind eyes, hands and legs should start growing ,
    Jesus did these stuff but can the oil do it ?

  23. I believe weed should be legal… I smoked when I was younger.. but now days it blows my mind!!! I believe weed has a miracle effect!! But my Lord Jesus using it??? I don’t believe it!! But if he did then it wasn’t the only thing he used… he is the son of God!!!

  24. This dude is so historically misinformed. He really needs to do studies in Biblical Greek and Hebrew and in New Testament/early church history before making any of the claims he has. Check out Fringepop321's videos on the canon of the new testament and on the Gnostic gospels for those who are interested.

  25. BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST….PLEASE PRAY FOR ME….I am 24…from NZ where almost everyone smokes…I grew up around it…around people associated with it…battling ptsd/suicide from a super young age and now being a mother and living with CPTSD and FAIBROMALYGIA…I self medicate by smoking…I've felt the conviction…prayed again and again…nothing else brings me relief minus my faith in the Lord and weed…I'm struggling to stop…I dont go CRAZY without it..I'm not a fiend (feen)…but please help me I dont wanna be left behind :'(

  26. I have heard Christians who will drink a few drinks say that smoking weed is different because you can control how buzzed you get, but not how high you get. Yet most of those Christians are comparing their experiences drinking as a Christian with smoking weed before they were a Christian. Of course there will be a difference. They smoked weed before Christ only to get stoned, just like they probably drank before Christ to get drunk. However, there are possible ways of smoking/eating weed without getting stoned.

    There was a time when a bunch of my family members were passing a blunt around. I took one single hit and then passed it. I felt a very mild effect similar to having one beer. I could tell there was a slight buzz, it had a calming effect. I don't suffer from physical pain so I cannot comment on that, but it did relieve stress and social anxiety. It did not inhibit my ability to think clearly, pray, or share the Gospel with people. It did not get me couch-locked, nor give me paranoia. Furthermore, I had in that moment a strong sense of gratitude towards God for creating a plant that can have these positive effects when used in moderation.

    Also the inebriating effects of THC can be dimmed down by accompanying it with CBD, so someone that smokes Weed and Hemp together will get less high, similarly to drinking water along with alcoholic beverages. Or someone that takes CBD oil or edibles along with a weed edible/THC oil can also control it that way. There are also strains that have a balance of THC and CBD like Mango Haze for example, so it provides more of a slight buzz rather than being straight up stoned.

    There are times when I have taken a thc edible along with a cbd edible and then went on a walk around my forest. When the edible kicked in, it had a mild effect on the brain, I definitely was a little buzzed but I was not stoned in the sense that I was not in control of my thoughts and actions. I was thinking clearly and still remembered everything. It had a very positive effect on my journey with the Lord. My experienced heightened senses and awareness. I was noticing every tree, and hearing every bird singing, smelling every fragrance. I was reminded of the majesty of our Creator when so clearly seeing His creation. I walked around for about 45 minutes just praising God in words, singing, dancing, and humming.

    I believe it can be used to the glory of God when used for medicinal purposes and/or when used recreationally in moderation. And to me, I believe moderation is not just how much you use at one time, but also how often you use it. There are Christians who drink a beer every day. I don't think they are sinning, but I think some of their thankfulness to God is lost in it because it isn't enjoyed as much (for most people) if it is a normal routine. In the same way, I think if someone smokes or eats just a little weed every day to where they are just getting a slight buzz from it without getting stoned, I think it's permissible but probably also takes away some of the enjoyment from it, and therefore can take away the appreciation someone has to God for it.

  27. I believe that it is a gift from God to us humans for use in medical ways and purposes. It has helped me with much pain I suffer from after a near death car wreck in January 2010. This plant helps with my pain, appetit and helping with my seizures. Just legalise it worldwide

  28. I dont smoke it, but use oil or eat it .
    If u belive god created the haven and the earth, hemp/cannabis is his creation too.
    I thank Jesus for this great gift that helps me more, then alm the other medicin abe pills from the docter did All together .

  29. can you also explain how "jesus" wasn't a so called white man? and how "jesus" wasn't his real name since the letter j was created in the 1500s AFTER the bible was written?

  30. "to perform miracles" is only possible through the will of the Lord. Jesus did nothin save for what the Father instructed.
    The oils are used though, and

  31. If u look at my song ecs I explain how it can help you're body naturally heal more correctly. Why wouldn't Jesus have known that?

  32. Jesus smoked some weed with me and my friend. It didn't get us high. Probably CBD, so I guess that don't count. I don't know if he gets high, don't think so. He is very funny and cool. He does an imitation of you when he mets you, and it's funny.

  33. As someone who is Christian and has a chronic physical genetic illness/disability I am really curious about cannabis and Christianity. I never liked pills because they were unnatural and never helped and pain killers were addictive. I understand the verses say such as keeping a sober mind. I find that I do not like sativa as it more affects your brain whereas indica effects your body. I don't think Jesus agrees with smoking marijuana at all but sometimes I think maybe he is okay with it being used as a topical and prefers we use indica however I could be very wrong. I also feel God would rather us use something natural like a plant instead of chemically produced pills that cause addictions and dangerous side affects. I usually always try to go to God first for healing with anything I don't even like the idea of going to the doctor for help at times because I know Jesus and the holy spirit heals. Sometimes I think God doesn't heal me because there is a bigger purpose in my illness. Just as he says some people were created blind or with disabilities not because they were cursed but they were blessed because God could show his strength and power through them. So if God decides I am to live with this illness forever I feel like he wouldn't mind me managing the pain with cannabis instead of going back to pain killers and becoming addicted. God doesn't like to see anyone in pain or suffering.

  34. I can't say I agree with this cause I smoked once and went crazy it was the scariest thing in my life so I cant see god wanting us to use cannabis if that is so then maybe everthing I thought about God was false

  35. Everyone human has cannabinoid receivers in our brains and most animals in fact and weeds a plant if we have the receivers in our brains that means it’s meant to be used 🤯

  36. Sure i believe that cannabis is a gift from God but dont be another of of those individuals who try to insert words and teachings into the Bible. Jesus is the Only Begotten Son of God who sacrificed himself on the cross to pay the price of the sins that we all are guilty of. He did this so that through Him we may be forgiven our sins and reconciled to God! God is awesome and has eternity planned for those who who follow His Son.

  37. They were using herbs, plants and flowers to make incense and anointed oil. Anointed oil was a forbidden substance in the holy bible.

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