"Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature." 1 Corinthians 14:20

At Arlington Baptist Church, we value deep thinking about the Bible. An hour before our corporate worship service, we meet to study Scripture and pray together. From time-to-time, there may be teaching on an important Biblical topic such as marriage, singleness, parenting, money, or guidance and the will of God. We want the time to be interactive and welcome questions and comments from the body as we wrestle with the Word and its claims on our lives.

Current Study

Our adult discipleship hour is currently studying the Christian and the civil magistrates. Article 17 of our Statement of Faith says this:

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society (Rom. 13:1–7Deut. 16:181 Sam. 23:3Exod. 18:23Jer. 30:21); and that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed (Matt. 22:21Tit. 3:11 Pet. 2:131 Tim. 2:1-8); except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 5:29Matt. 10:28Dan. 3:15–186:7–10Acts 4:18–20) who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the Prince of the kings of the earth (Matt. 23:10Rom. 14:4Rev. 19:16Psa. 72:11Psa. 2:1–12Rom. 14:9–13).

We hope to explore more fully the Bible's teaching on this topic over 5 weeks.

May 1 The Christian and the Civil Magistrates (Part 1)
May 8 The Christian and the Civil Magistrates (Part 2)
May 15 The Christian and the Civil Magistrates (Part 3)
May 22 The Christian and the Civil Magistrates (Part 4)
May 29 The Christian and the Civil Magistrates (Part 5)