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Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by essenjack(m): 3:08am On Apr 25
Please I need a spiritual/Biblical answer to this question, cos in a society like ours, most Christians tends to judge and condemn smokers.
I smoke (only Marijuana) for obvious reason(s) known to me.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 3:10am On Apr 25
Genesis 1:29

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Genesis 9:3
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

1 Timothy 4:4-6
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 3:23am On Apr 25
essenjack:
Please I need a spiritual/Biblical answer to this question, cos in a society like ours, most Christians tends to judge and condemn smokers.
I smoke (only Marijuana) for obvious reason(s) known to me.
No, it is not a sin! undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by kenzysmith(m): 3:27am On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
No, it is not a sin! undecided
Those smokers stay away form formication more than those who don't smoke but fucck people wives codely

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by kingphilip(m): 4:11am On Apr 25
My response to the person who asked same question was this

Firstly, There is a caveat in every pack of cigarettes that smokers are liable to die young, why kill yourself at a young age when there is a possibility of you living far longer?


Secondly, 1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

There are somethings one as a professing christian say or do that the so called sinners and unbelievers will say 'Pastor even you?' as per the way they rate you that you are supposed to be as a christian and I know smoking is one of them.

If the generality of people consider it not to be done by professing christians, then why engage in it?

I cannot be able to point to any part of the scripture that says it is outrightly good or bad to engage in it or to even authoritatively say such a one who engages in it will go to hell or not but I will just go the Apostle Paul's way which he said in 1 Corinthians 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

Final note: It is actually better to stay away from controversial practices and later find out that it wasn't a sin all along than land in hell to discover that it was wrong all along.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 4:13am On Apr 25
kingphilip:
My response to the person who asked same question was this
I cannot be able to point to any part of the scripture that says it is outrightly good or bad to engage in it or to even authoritatively say such a one who engages in it will go to hell or not but I will just go the Apostle Paul's way which he said in 1 Corinthians 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

Final note: It is actually better to stay away from controversial practices and later find out that it wasn't a sin all along than land in hell to discover that it was wrong all along.
I am afraid you are wrong in your conclusion. It is worse to assume a thing a sin, and tell others that it is so, when it is not. That is akin to adding to the commandments of God and there is a curse attached for those who do such and tell others such lies. undecided

Rather than leaving it up in the air, it would be wiser to learn the Truth of God which clearly detail for your learning what sin is and what is not sin. It is by knowing this Truth that you can be set free from slavery to sin by the Truth, the very teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ Himself. undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by kingphilip(m): 4:15am On Apr 25
AllenSpencer:
Genesis 1:29

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Genesis 9:3
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

1 Timothy 4:4-6
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed.
for food and not to be rolled and fire attached to an end to inhale and blow out smoke which will be harmful to yourself and others

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 4:16am On Apr 25
kingphilip:
for food and not to be rolled and fire attached to an end to inhale and blow out smoke which will be harmful to yourself and others
And voila !... the problem I was just addressing rears its ugly head. undecided

Where did God specify that it is not to be rolled and with fire attached to an end to inhale and blow out smoke? undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 4:18am On Apr 25
kingphilip:
for food and not to be rolled and fire attached to an end to inhale and blow out smoke which will be harmful to yourself and others

So barbeque is a sin because it takes hot charcoal to make it happen

Bible said, everything! Forget the mode of preparation

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Sunnybay7: 4:53am On Apr 25
Am here to read anwsers.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by WoundedLamb: 5:06am On Apr 25
Obvious reasons known to me

Lol... that part got me.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by pyyxxaro: 5:29am On Apr 25
It depends on the type of smoke coming out of your mouth


It’s not a Sin to smoke Igbo , because sometimes you need to be extremely high to attack Devil and his agents undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Enoch07: 5:31am On Apr 25
who cares this days?

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Dtruthspeaker: 6:33am On Apr 25
essenjack:
Please I need a spiritual/Biblical answer to this question, cos in a society like ours, most Christians tends to judge and condemn smokers.
I smoke (only Marijuana) for obvious reason(s) known to me.

"Thou shalt not kill" (even if it is thine own self). Thanks to kingPhilip! (It is already proven and settled that Smokers are liable to die, whether old or young)

Not to even add the sin of murder when another soul is killed by their smoking!

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by kingphilip(m): 6:38am On Apr 25
AllenSpencer:


So barbeque is a sin because it takes hot charcoal to make it happen

Bible said, everything! Forget the mode of preparation
I'm addressing the food aspect. You are not eating the hot coal or are you?

Isn't what is being barbequed that you are eating?

Or is it the marijuana or cigarettes food you take? If so, let it stay in you after inhaling for say 20minutes before you exhale or blow it out then

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Dtruthspeaker: 6:38am On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
And voila !... the problem I was just addressing rears its ugly head. undecided

Where did God specify that it is not to be rolled and with fire attached to an end to inhale and blow out smoke? undecided

Stop being a Foul Fake Lawyer, as the movies have taught you, Every Lawyer, as Lawyer Paul said, knows The Law is Above and Beyond the Letters or Statute, it is Spirit and it must be interpreted in the Spirit of The Law!

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by kingphilip(m): 6:41am On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
And voila !... the problem I was just addressing rears its ugly head. undecided

Where did God specify that it is not to be rolled and with fire attached to an end to inhale and blow out smoke? undecided
show me where God said you should you should boil water before making eba to eat with soup.

Let's say you are a christian and you caught your pastor smoking, what will be your reaction? Will it be to walk past as if nothing happened or you'll be surprised at him smoking?

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by iampeterben(m): 6:47am On Apr 25
Try and stop the bad habits my brother and welcome Christ to your life okay.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 6:50am On Apr 25
kingphilip:
show me where God said you should you should boil water before making eba to eat with soup.

Let's say you are a christian and you caught your pastor smoking, what will be your reaction? Will it be to walk past as if nothing happened or you'll be surprised at him smoking?
God didn't say it so it is not sin. It is that simple! undecided

If I found a pastor smoking, knowing that God never said smoking is wrong, it would be wrong, in fact , sinful of me to judge the pastor man as having sinned. I do not want be cursed by God so I would not attempt to judge as sin that which God has not declared sin. undecided

Surprised that the pastor man is a man who smokes like any other man can and does? Hell no! I would walk on by and go count my own sins instead. undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by kingphilip(m): 6:56am On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
I am afraid you are wrong in your conclusion. It is worse to assume a thing a sin, and tell others that it is so, when it is not. That is akin to adding to the commandments of God and there is a curse attached for those who do such and tell others such lies. undecided

Rather than leaving it up in the air, it would be wiser to learn the Truth of God which clearly detail for your learning what sin is and what is not sin. It is by knowing this Truth that you can be set free from slavery to sin by the Truth, the very teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ Himself. undecided
Did I tell you smoking is sin?

Is the commandments of God just in the ten commandments?

To you anything outside of it is not a sin or what do you imply?

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Dtruthspeaker: 6:58am On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
I am afraid you are wrong in your conclusion. It is worse to assume a thing a sin,

Mr. Fake Lawyer, if you were a real lawyer, surely you would never have offered that foul food. undecided

Surely, you would have known what lawyer Paul meant in Ephesians 5, "Err on the Right side of Law is Always Better"!
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by DappaD: 6:59am On Apr 25
essenjack: Please I need a spiritual/Biblical answer to this question, cos in a society like ours, most Christians tends to judge and condemn smokers.
I smoke (only Marijuana) for obvious reason(s) known to me.


From a Biblical standpoint, we are given the admonition to “cleanse ourselves from all filthiness[or defilement] of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” —2Corinthians 7:1
And so that implies that we should not contaminate our bodies with harmful substances such as the above which you mentioned since they are lead cause of dreadful disease which culminates in death and more importantly, that one who smokes or abuses his body becomes unclean and an unclean person will not inherit God’s Kingdom. Ephesians 5:5

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 6:59am On Apr 25
kingphilip:

Did I tell you smoking is sin?

Is the commandments of God just in the ten commandments?

To you anything outside of it is not a sin or what do you imply?
There are about 50-something commandments in the New Covenant, Jesus Christ, which make clear for all what sin is in the Kingdom of God. And smoking is not listed as one. undecided

According to Jesus Christ, it is not what you eat that makes you unclean - that which makes you unclean .I.e. sin, comes from what you have stored up in your heart and not from what you eat or ingest. undecided

Sin, which simply means disobedience of God's Law and commandments, is not arbitrarily defined hence the reason why Jesus Christ declares in John 8 that it is by knowing the Truth that one can indeed become set free by the Truth, where the Truth gives clear definition of all that which is indeed sin. . undecided

Anything outside of the 50-something commandments that Jesus Christ has stipulated is not sin as it is left up to individuals(not groups) to decide on their own what they will have or not have in their lives. undecided

The rule is simple , do not add and do not remove from God's laws. undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by illicit(m): 7:03am On Apr 25
No

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by essenjack(m): 7:09am On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
God didn't say it so it is not sin. It is that simple! undecided

If I found a pastor smoking, knowing that God never said smoking is wrong, it would be wrong, in fact , sinful of me to judge the pastor man as having sinned. I do not want be cursed by God so I would not attempt to judge as sin that which God has not declared sin. undecided

Surprised that the pastor man is a man who smokes like any other man can and does? Hell no! I would walk on by and go count my own sins instead. undecided

In your words, all i could see is wisdom. Even Christ will be pleased with your last line "I would work on by and go count my own sin"
Your are a wise & humble man

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by essenjack(m): 7:17am On Apr 25
DappaD:


From a Biblical standpoint, we are given the admonition to “cleanse ourselves from all filthiness[or defilement] of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” —2Corinthians 7:1
And so that implies that we should not contaminate our bodies with harmful substances such as the above which you mentioned since they are lead cause of dreadful disease which culminates in death and more importantly, that one who smokes or abuses his body becomes unclean and an unclean person will not inherit God’s Kingdom. Ephesians 5:5

You're wrong.
"we should
not contaminate our bodies with
harmful substances such as the
above which you mentioned since
they are lead cause of dreadful disease"

one of the reasons i'm smoking marijuana is because of its health function. It actually cured me of a particular diseases since then i've been noticing other health benefits.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by DappaD: 7:42am On Apr 25
essenjack:

You're wrong.
"we should
not contaminate our bodies with
harmful substances such as the
above which you mentioned since
they are lead cause of dreadful disease"
one of the reasons i'm smoking marijuana is because of its health function. It actually cured me of a particular diseases since then i've been noticing other health benefits.

Oh really? So I need to also educate you on the harmful effects of carbon monoxide that ones inhales while smoking?

You see, there’s always that point when one is deeply engrossed in a habit to the point that he can’t see beyond his nose and finds excuses for everything.
Well, if you did believe that it was NOT wrong, you wouldn’t have to come to NL to seek validation in the first place. You asked a question seeking answers from a Biblical viewpoint, which was given in simple terms but as they say, “Truth is bitter” and since you would rather favour the lie over the truth and will want others to tell you what you want to hear(2Timothy 4:3,4) there’s no problem but I’m sorry to burst your bubble because the Bible condemns smoking(2Corinthians 7:1) and anyone telling you it’s not wrong deeply hates you from the bottom of his heart. 1John 4:20

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by essenjack(m): 8:03am On Apr 25
DappaD:


Oh really? So I need to also educate you on the harmful effects of carbon monoxide that ones inhales while smoking?

You see, there’s always that point when one is deeply engrossed in a habit to the point that he can’t see beyond his nose and finds excuses for everything.
Well, if you did believe that it was NOT wrong, you wouldn’t have to come to NL to seek validation in the first place. You asked a question seeking answers from a Biblical viewpoint, which was given in simple terms but as they say, “Truth is bitter” and since you would rather favour the lie over the truth and will want others to tell you what you want to hear(2Timothy 4:3,4) there’s no problem but I’m sorry to burst your bubble because the Bible condemns smoking(2Corinthians 7:1) and anyone telling you it’s not wrong deeply hates you from the bottom of his heart. 1John 4:20

Sir, you maybe quoting your Bible out of context cos; in your words, u make me see persecution, condemnation and stigmatization, which were the reasons i brought the question here.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by obonujoker(m): 8:03am On Apr 25
Are you smoking to glorify God, or to bring more people into God's kingdom?

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 8:19am On Apr 25
obonujoker:
Are you smoking to glorify God, or to bring more people into God's kingdom?
The only way to glorify God is to obey His actual commandments to you, just as Jesus Christ taught you to. Anything else is meaningless worship and of no real value as far as God and the Kingdom of God is concerned. undecided

As for bringing more people into God's Kingdom, if you paid close attention to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, you would note that even Jesus Christ did not seek to bring more people into the Kingdom of God simly for the sake of bringing people into the Kingdom of God. Jesus Christ turned many away from following Him and for good reason. As a matter of fact, we know that Jesus Christ taught of the Kingdom to thousands of people while He was yet on earth but as of the time of His death. there were only a few dozen who believed in Him. undecided

The preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God is not about quantity - the number of souls you bring in to sit in your church pews and all that - it is instead, as Jesus Christ showed us, about quality and this can only be realized by allowing the Spirit of God lead you to only those whom He will , when and where He will. undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by essenjack(m): 8:20am On Apr 25
obonujoker:
Are you smoking to glorify God, or to bring more people into God's kingdom?

I smoke for obvious reason(s) known to me. I, don't smoke in public or in a group, i do it secretly alone because of the stigma that comes with it.

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