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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by BRATISLAVA: 3:33pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
Jesus Christ was accused of being a glutton and a drunk... yet He didn't stop to labeling them sins . undecided

Sin is disobedience of God's given commandments as it is carried out in defiance of God's own Law. And since God gave no rules regarding how much one can eat in a sitting, it means gluttony is not a sin at all against God. undecided

Sin does not have to do with the harming of the human body..that body of yours is not held in such high esteem by God as many like to pretend. So, sin is not defined as that which harm your bodies but instead that which stands contrary to the Law of God. undecided

That is why I'm asking you about gluttony that is not a commandment, since you only take commandments.

It is a sin to willfully harm ones body and that of others. Did God tell you to harm yourself or not? Do you need the 11th commandment?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by DavidEsq(m): 3:33pm 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

Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 3:34pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:

That is why I'm asking you about gluttony that is not a commandment, since you only take commandments.

It is a sin to willfully harm ones body and that of others. Did God tell you to harm yourself or not? Do you need the 11th commandment?
Gluttony is not a sin. undecided

Sin has nothing to do with causing harm to your body. undecided

By the way, Jesus Christ gave you, not 10, but 50-something commandments that define sin of which glutton is not listed as one of them. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Ephraimryder(m): 3:35pm On Apr 25
essenjack:

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

A wise man he is ��

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 3:37pm On Apr 25
Tcwork:
. That's my point. So many things we do are very unhealthy but it's not given to man to decide what is sin or not. Did you know that marijuana has incredible health properties?
Right undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Ayo13945(m): 3:37pm On Apr 25
The Real Question is, Should Anyone Smoke ?


It doesn't matter whether you are Christian,
Muslim, Atheist or any Other Religion.


The question Can Apply to Anyone.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by BRATISLAVA: 3:38pm On Apr 25
Tcwork:
. That's my point. So many things we do are very unhealthy but it's not given to man to decide what is sin or not. Did you know that marijuana has incredible health properties?

Even LSD has incredible health properties.

Yet it alters the mind, like MJ.

Christians are to take better care of their bodies than other people will, if they are sincere with biblical truths.

It's not about deciding what is sin or not, but these things are harmful and alter their minds. If they are sincere about the health benefits, they will find a tablet of marijuana and take it, not smoking it and constituting a nuisance.

Why must smokers alter the air for others who don't want to partake in smoking? Why harm others willfully?

If it is their choice, then why impose it on others? That is a good pointer to why smoking anything is wrong. The Bible must not spell out everything before people know it's wrong. What were people created with brains for?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 3:40pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:

Even LSD has incredible health properties.
Yet it alters the mind, like MJ.

Christians are to take better care of their bodies than other people will, if they are sincere with biblical truths.

It's not about deciding what is sin or not, but these things are harmful and alter their minds. If they are sincere about the health benefits, they will find a tablet of marijuana and take it, not smoking it and constituting a nuisance.


Why must smokers alter the air for others who don't want to partake in smoking? Why harm others willfully?

If it is their choice, then why impose it on others? That is a good pointer to why smoking anything is wrong.
Christians are to take better care of their bodies? Where did Jesus Christ, the Head CHRISTian tell you these things? undecided

It is obvious you have a personal grudge of sorts against smokers and that is fine but to elevate it to sin levels... you go too far there. undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 3:41pm On Apr 25
PopeP:
So I give a deadly plant that can kill you will eat it based on the scriptures you quoted above.
Now 1 John 5:17 says 'All unrighteousness is a sin' so the question you ask yourself is, is it right to take that will affect you reasoning and health negatively? Answer is no, since is not right, is a sin. Smoking is like trying to commit suicide, which is a sin.

Reference the Bible please.

The Bible has given every plant and animal to man. So we can use for different purposes . Food, shelter, medicinal, leisure e.t.c
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by BRATISLAVA: 3:44pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
Gluttony is not a sin. undecided

Sin has nothing to do with causing harm to your body. undecided

By the way, Jesus Christ gave you, not 10, but 50-something commandments that define sin of which glutton is not listed as one of them. undecided
I disagree with you, but refuse to keep up the argument.

Harming yourself is sinful; likewise others. Read the Torah, Genesis to book 5.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by BRATISLAVA: 3:47pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
Christians are to take better care of their bodies? Where did Jesus Christ, the Head CHRISTian tell you these things? undecided

It is obvious you have a personal grudge of sorts against smokers and that is fine but to elevate it to sin levels... you go too far there. undecided

Where is the grudge with people destroying air for others? If you want to destroy your lungs with second hand smoke, nobody will stop you. All vices are sins. And his conscience is judging him for him to ask it here.

Yes, Christians are to take better care of their bodies. Jesus was not a slob or man of antisocial vices.

We keep holding onto vices under various guises.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 3:47pm On Apr 25
PopeP:
So I give a deadly plant that can kill you will eat it based on the scriptures you quoted above.
Now 1 John 5:17 says 'All unrighteousness is a sin' so the question you ask yourself is, is it right to take that will affect you reasoning and health negatively? Answer is no, since is not right, is a sin. Smoking is like trying to commit suicide, which is a sin.

Red meat is harmful
Poultry skin is harmful
Coffee is addictive


Everything has a side effect when abused, and smoking falls in that class.

Did the Bible put CO2 into consideration when early Christians were burning incense?

Do you know the medical breakthrough of marijuana?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 3:51pm On Apr 25
Taiwojon:

So you will receive smoking by grace.

End times ministry.

STOP DEFILING THE WORD OF GOD WITH THE WORLD

SAY NO TO SMOKING

I did not comment and only quoted the Bible so you are attacking God`s word


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.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 3:57pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:

I disagree with you, but refuse to keep up the argument.

Harming yourself is sinful; likewise others. Read the Torah, Genesis to book 5.
Where in the torah are you told that gluttony is a sin? undecided

Out of the 613 commandments, which one of them states that gluttony is sin? undecided

Have you even read Deuteronomy 30 where God, through Moses, ratified the Old Covenant Law restating there that is it is an agreement between God and those of the blood of Jacob? undecided

Are you of the blood of Jacob? undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Tcwork: 3:58pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:


Even LSD has incredible health properties.

Yet it alters the mind, like MJ.

Christians are to take better care of their bodies than other people will, if they are sincere with biblical truths.

It's not about deciding what is sin or not, but these things are harmful and alter their minds. If they are sincere about the health benefits, they will find a tablet of marijuana and take it, not smoking it and constituting a nuisance.

Why must smokers alter the air for others who don't want to partake in smoking? Why harm others willfully?

If it is their choice, then why impose it on others? That is a good pointer to why smoking anything is wrong. The Bible must not spell out everything before people know it's wrong. What were people created with brains for?
It's one thing to be healthy, we can always discuss what is healthy or not but we are talking of God's commands.
As Christians, we a taught no to add or subtract from the word of God.
So it's better to say "I don't know" than to add to the word of God.
Talking about harming others, do you know that every time you drive your car, you harm others? The fumes of your car are very dangerous. Every time you pay for a cab again you harm others. You are polluting the earth. About 9 million people die each year from air pollution.
Then I guess you have a generator. That too is a killer. The fumes and the sound are very bad for the health
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 4:00pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:

Where is the grudge with people destroying air for others? If you want to destroy your lungs with second hand smoke, nobody will stop you. All vices are sins. And his conscience is judging him for him to ask it here.

Yes, Christians are to take better care of their bodies. Jesus was not a slob or man of antisocial vices.

We keep holding onto vices under various guises.
All vices are sins? Where do you get this from? undecided

His conscience is judging him? But it is not humans but God that defines and judges sins? undecided

Christians are to take care of their bodies? Is that to mean that a sickly looking man who can barely take care of His body is, by consequence, an unrighteous sinner before God? undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by BRATISLAVA: 4:06pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
All vices are sins? Where do you get this from? undecided

His conscience is judging him? But it is not humans but God that defines and judges sins? undecided

Christians are to take care of their bodies? Is that to mean that a sickly looking man who can barely take care of His body is, by consequence, an unrighteous sinner before God? undecided

What is a vice?

If you are waiting for the Bible to spell out everything for you, how to have sex, what to do if your tooth is shaky, if smoking is right or not, you're going to wait a long time.

A sickly looking man, not an able-bodied man running himself down into that state through his vices that he refuses to stop, because they aren't commandments.

These are redundant arguments.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by BRATISLAVA: 4:14pm On Apr 25
Tcwork:

It's one thing to be healthy, we can always discuss what is healthy or not but we are talking of God's commands.
As Christians, we a taught no to add or subtract from the word of God.
So it's better to say "I don't know" than to add to the word of God.
Talking about harming others, do you know that every time you drive your car, you harm others? The fumes of your car are very dangerous. Every time you pay for a cab again you harm others. You are polluting the earth. About 9 million people die each year from air pollution.
Then I guess you have a generator. That too is a killer. The fumes and the sound are very bad for the health

Are you waiting for commands on how to walk in a straight line or fry your bacon right?

Too much of I don't know is probably why the world has gone crazy. You know. You were made gods, but because you feel guilty of your own sins, so you refuse to speak up.

What constitutes adding to the word of God? There are sins written in the Bible that aren't commandments, if you extrapolate on those is it adding? Did God not through the Bible let us know that we aren't to harm ourselves or others? Did it not let us know that God sees gluttony as an abomination? Wouldn't doing so be contrary to the will of God? Isn't that what constitutes sins?

Driving your car doesn't put smoke in your face the way smoking a cigarette purposefully does. Until people began to fight against criminalizing weed, it was never about it's health benefits and legalizing it. It was always about getting high.

And I am conscious of my carbon footprint because I care about the environment, as all people should. Solar eliminates noise pollution and fumes. God told us to take care of the Earth, not destroy it.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 4:15pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:

What is a vice?

If you are waiting for the Bible to spell out everything for you, how to have sex, what to do if your tooth is shaky, if smoking is right or not, you're going to wait a long time.

A sickly looking man, not an able-bodied man running himself down into that state through his vices that he refuses to stop, because they aren't commandments.

These are redundant arguments.
It's not the Bible but God that spells out what sin is and only He can do that, not you or any man. So where God has not declared a thing sin, it is not your place to declare it so. undecided

So your vices have nothing to do with sin unless God Himself specified it so. undecided

Sin is disobedience registered against God's Law to you... it is not left up to man to define that which is against God. God have specific rules where sin is concerned. undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by BRATISLAVA: 4:16pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
It's not the Bible but God that spells out what sin is and only He can do that, not you or any man. So where God has not declared a thing sin, it is not your place to declare it so. undecided

So your vices have nothing to do with sin unless God Himself specified it so. undecided

Okay, wait for a loud voice from the Spirit realm to tell you what you already know.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 4:21pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:

Okay, wait for a loud voice from the Spirit realm to tell you what you already know.
Why does one need to wait for a voice from what you call a spirit realm where sin is concerned when you can easily read and learn for yourself from the teachings of Jesus Christ, the New Covenant, exactly what constitutes sin and what does not? undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by OgaNurse: 4:24pm 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
Ez 37:12 says they can be used as drugs
So this your analogy is kinda offf
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Perfectbeing(m): 4:29pm On Apr 25
Pimine:


Aswearugaaad

No, it doesn't. But if it is remotely possible that seeing you smoking or in dreadlocks will make that brother lose faith then you'd be irresponsible to continue that way.

Bible says flee from every appearance of evil. This means if it looks bad, even if it's not, then don't do it.
What about wearing earrings and gold bracelets? Or females wearing trousers? Or wearing makeup and weavons?

You see bro.. Sin consciousness is sin itself..
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 4:34pm On Apr 25
Perfectbeing:
What about wearing earrings and gold bracelets? Or females wearing trousers? Or wearing makeup and weavons?

You see bro.. Sin consciousness is sin itself..
No it is not. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by DeRichard(m): 5:40pm 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.

Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Nobody: 5:54pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
You are not making sense is this. undecided

What is sin? It is disobedience registered against God's own commandments, not some arbitrary Mark somewhere. And the moment you intend in your heart to disobey God, you have already committed sin against God. So, from that we know what God says is sin and it is by not doing that that we know that we are of God. This is not some complicated formula, and it is Truth that is not hidden. undecided

As for masturbation, it is not listed as sin by Jesus Christ. Instead, what Jesus Christ says is that the Lust in one's heart is instead sin. So it is the moment you lust in your heart that you have sinned. Any actions you engage in afterwards comes after the sin has already been recorded against you. undecided

The problem I see with this generation, just like the many generations before them is that everyone continues to choose ignorance even when information is placed right before them. Jesus Christ said that it is when you know the Truth of God, His very teachings and commandments, and obey this truth, that you can indeed be made free from the clutches of sin, even the mental hold it has on you, from sin, not before. undecided

The bible does not say anything... the bible is a book that contains the Word of God, words and opinions of men, words of Satan and also of demons, so you need to know for sure who it is that says what. undecided

Paul told you your body is the temple of God and science tells you that smoking is bad for your health but Jesus Christ, the Word of God Himself tells you that it is not what you eat/ingest that makes you unclean/sinful but instead what you have in your heart that makes you unclean/sinful. It is then your place to decide whose report you will believe in. undecided

My dear confusionist, carry on! I wish you well. We don't come here to argue or convince anyone. We commend ourselves to every man's conscience (2 Corinthians 4:2), and we have renounced secret and shameful ways. If masturbation doesn't fall into the category of secret and shameful ways, you tell me. Unclean things, shameful things, unhealthy things, my dear, stay away from them. The bible says let your moderation be known to all. The Lord is near (Philippians 4:5).
A word is enough for the wise.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by irokop(m): 6:00pm On Apr 25
essenjack:


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.

I pray for you now, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ may the spirit of smoking leave you now may you receive Jesus as your personal lord and saviour, may you begin now to have a serous personal encounter now, in Jesus Christ name amen.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 6:06pm On Apr 25
Atlas9:

My dear confusionist, carry on! I wish you well. We don't come here to argue or convince anyone. We commend ourselves to every man's conscience (2 Corinthians 4:2), and we have renounced secret and shameful ways. If masturbation doesn't fall into the category of secret and shameful ways, you tell me. Unclean things, shameful things, unhealthy things, my dear, stay away from them. The bible says let your moderation be known to all. The Lord is near (Philippians 4:5).
A word is enough for the wise.
The reason you are obviously confused is you find that what is written does not fit with what you have long been taught by the way of doctrines and traditions of men that Jesus Christ warned you against imbibing. undecided

Sin is disobedience of God's commandments, not your conscience. So, if God has not declared a thing a sin in His Kingdom, it is not your place to declare it so as that would be tantamount to spitting in God's own mouth. undecided

Unclean things are not "shameful" things or secret things. No, unclean as used in the Bible refers mainly to that which is against God's commandment. undecided

What is shameful and secret is relative since we each define that differently for ourselves. However, sin is universal in the sense that it is not dependent on individual whims and opinions but on the Word of God Himself. undecided

Here is better Wisdom for you. Study the Gospels so that you can learn the Truth of God and have the Truth of God set you free from ignorance of that which is sin in the sight of God. undecided

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Tycyborg(m): 6:56pm On Apr 25
So you dont know even the food we eat are not good for our body when we eat too much? it disorganised our digestive system or even might makes us sick... So does that mean we shouldn't eat anymore? One thing is if anything is too much it becomes bad... Smoking is never bad but when it gets too much then it is considered bad... If you mean smoking can kill us then you know how harzadous this country is with smokes and fumes coming from companies and vehicles? It they could have just killed us 5 to 10 years after our birth since smoke is bad. in the village my grandmother uses firewood to cook since she was a little girl and she didn't die. please stop misleading people... if you don't like smoking its okay but don't say its a sin. simple


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

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Oshokalo: 7:06pm On Apr 25
who was even the first man to dry a wet marijuana for smoking,so many invention nobody recognized
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by DappaD: 7:13pm On Apr 25
Tycyborg:So you dont know even the food we eat are not good for our body when we eat too much? it disorganised our digestive system or even might makes us sick... So does that mean we shouldn't eat anymore? One thing is if anything is too much it becomes bad... Smoking is never bad but when it gets too much then it is considered bad... If you mean smoking can kill us then you know how harzadous this country is with smokes and fumes coming from companies and vehicles? It they could have just killed us 5 to 10 years after our birth since smoke is bad. in the village my grandmother uses firewood to cook since she was a little girl and she didn't die. please stop misleading people...if you don't like smoking its okay but don't say its a sin. simple

Enough of the excuses. You would have done well not to include the highlighted in your concluding statements because what I presented was the Bible’s view on the matter. I’m in no way responsible for whether you respect the Bible or follow the counsel found in it so please next time know how to construct your sentences.

I’m still looking for either the OP or any other person to disprove the points I clearly laid earlier, so far it’s only “You’re wrong, You’re wrong” and making up excuses yet absolutely no one could put up a strong logical argument from the Bible that’s why I’ve been ignoring most of the petty comments.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Krismas(m): 7:16pm On Apr 25
Dtruthspeaker:


"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!
cool Most food we eat is self extermination slowly. Fast-food, soda, fried food, greasy food. lack of balance diet, lack of adequate hydration, late eating, overeating, etc. Yet u do not feel u are committing sin.

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