Christian Liberty: Christians and the Use of Recreational Marijuana


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by John Ellis

Does the recreational use of marijuana fall under Christian liberty?

That’s a question that’s being asked with increased frequency, and a question that will most likely cease to be abstract for churches in the near future. Jeff Sessions isn’t going to be Attorney General forever. Once he’s gone, the winds appear to be blowin’ strongly in the direction of the federal government’s legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. At that point, the above question will no longer be able to be placed under the interpretive authority of Romans 13:1.

So, what is the answer to the above question if and when the government’s prohibition of the recreational use of marijuana is lifted?

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Grow In Grace and the Knowledge of Jesus Christ

by John Ellis

This past year, I’ve had the privilege of preaching through 2 Peter. Below is a link to a recording of my final sermon in the series – 2 Peter 3:14-18.

https://www.arlingtonbaptist.com/sermons/sermon/2018-09-02/grow-in-grace-and-the-knowledge-of-jesus-christ

Relevant Magazine Doesn’t Want Husbands Texting Women Who Aren’t Their Spouse


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by John Ellis

Over at Relevant Magazine, Zack Carter wrote an article urging married Christians to consider not texting members of the opposite sex who are not their spouse.  In the article, he writes, “Text messaging provides an opportunity for wandering hearts, hearts not fully committed to their spouses, to seek pleasure from someone other than their spouses when their relationship grass may be losing its color.” And, man, is that brother taking a beating online for that article.

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