Pubdate: Fri, 04 Mar 2016
Source: Standard Freeholder (Cornwall, CN ON)
Copyright: 2016 Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Author: Tom Newton
Page: A6


I have posted before that I am not against the regulated medical use
of marijuana.

However, the wholesale legalization of pot for recreational uses will
greatly destroy our society as a whole, which I am whole-hardheartedly
against. Regulating our sinful vices has never improved society's
overall health, mentally, physically, and morally.

Legalizing pot would further increase the overall lawlessness we
already see in society; it would increase the overall disrespect for
human life, worse than it is now. Goats too blind to see and not
caring that the slaughter is coming.

Back in the days of getting "stoned," I smoked not to address my
everyday issues with a clearer light and energy; I smoked to
manufacture a drug-induced dream world I could live in, in order to
cop out, so I would not have to be responsible to God and man.

Being a pastor for the last 16 years here in Cornwall has proven one
thing: human nature has not changed much! If it wasn't for the grace
of God, so would I be! Ephesians 5:18 declares, "Don't destroy
yourself by getting drunk [stoned], but let the Spirit fill your life."

God's standard for his creation: do not let anything control you other
than the word of God and the spirit of God. Pot controls you! Alcohol
controls you! Whatever addiction or sinful lifestyle that controls you
is not of God and God will never approve of it.

Pastor Tom Newton

Calvary Baptist Church
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