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Is it a sin to smoke pot (after all God made it)?

Can A Christian Still Get Sloshed With Red Bull Mixed With Duff?

When it comes to Christian liberties the questions are endless, aren’t they? You can always see the questions from a far as they begin with, “Er…Can a Christian drink alcohol or smoke pot or drink red bull.” The list is endless…

The Council of Jerusalem, described in Acts 15, sought to answer such practical questions faced by the early Christians as they wrestled with how to enjoy freedom from the Mosaic administration without becoming stumbling blocks to Jewish people.

These were questions to which Paul in particular gave a great deal of thought. He was, after all, one of those appointed by the Jerusalem Council to circulate and explain the letter that summarized the decisions of the apostles and elders (Acts 15:22ff; 16:4). Faced with similar issues in the church at Rome, he provided them with a series of principles that apply equally well to twenty-first-century Christians. His teaching in Romans 14:1–15:13 contains healthy (and very necessary) guidelines for the exercise of Christian liberty. Here are four of them: Read More