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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Tcwork: 7:31pm On Apr 25
BRATISLAVA:


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.
Oga we are talking of what is sin. Like I said, it's not up to you or I to declare what is sin.
And the world is not going crazy, there is nothing wrong with the world.
And don't judge me. It's not personal. If you must know, I do not drink or smoke but I don't make others sinners. It's not in our power.
Also are you trying to justify driving your car as a smaller sin? If the smoker is a sinner, then the car owner is equally a sinner. Both of them pollute the earth and cause health issues for themselves and others.
Do you know that climate change is deadlier than smoking. Smoking only affects the smoker and those immediately around him, while climate change and global warming would kill everyone of us. So who is the bigger sinner. If the very judgement you give others is applied to you, you are a greater sinner than the smoker because you intentionaly pollute the earth with co2. Matthew 7.2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Codes151(m): 7:31pm On Apr 25
You get no reason to smoke Igbo

Stop whining n quit or stfu
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 7:33pm On Apr 25
Codes151:
You get no reason to smoke Igbo
Stop whining n quit or stfu
Go ahead and heal him of what ails him then you can at least talk of him having no reason for smoking it. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Mizessy: 7:46pm On Apr 25
There's something called priniciples. Principles are not laws
How do principles differ from laws? Principles provide the basis for laws. Rules, which tend to be specific, may be for some particular time or situation, but principles are timeless
A careful study of the Bible reveals that our heavenly Father provides fundamental directives that cover a variety of situations and aspects of life.
For example, 2 Corinthians 7:1 advices everyone to be clean from every defilement of both flesh and spirit. Smoking does not make you clean in the flesh.
Smoking causes cancer, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, effect on pregnancy.
A person knowing all of this, and still keeps doing it shows that he does not appreciate the free gift of life.
It's just like commiting suicide. Engaging in something you know can kill you but you still do it anyway.

Smoking does not show love for neighbor as report shows that people who get in contact with second hand smoke are more at risk of developing health issues.

So how do you think God views someone who puts his life and the life of others at risk?? You think he'll be happy about it.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Krismas: 7:48pm On Apr 25
irokop:


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.
cool Genesis 30:14-16 Jacob smoke weed, Abi u holy pass Jacob ni? mandragora na narcotic o!
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Juicer117: 7:54pm On Apr 25
smoking is not bad there are many reasons we could use judge each other but I will ask why is weed created why is all this things We see created ..well people say it's for man use but we all don't accept good or bad in life so there is nothing like bad it's created for man use .... that's my opinion
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by essenjack(m): 7:59pm On Apr 25
DappaD:


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.
Here's the op,
I went into deeper research i later got a satisfactory response.
The preacher highlight many portions; but i'll refer you to just one Romans 14 verse 1-3.
At the end please let love lead.thank You.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Mizessy: 8:01pm On Apr 25
Krismas:
cool Genesis 30:14-16 Jacob smoke weed, Abi u holy pass Jacob ni?

Jacob had nothing to do with the Mandrake. He didn't even smoke it. I don't know where u got that from. Lol.

I don't think you know what a Mandrake is that's why you're talking this way.

Below is the picture of a Mandrake. Jacob didn't smoke any weed

Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by DappaD: 8:04pm On Apr 25
essenjack:

Here's the op,
I went into deeper research i later got a satisfactory response.
The preacher highlight many portions; but i'll refer you to just one Romans 14 verse 1-3.
At the end please let love lead.thank You.

Excuse me, how does the above Scripture give impetus to or condones smoking in any way? I’d like you to explain because for one who alleges that I quote Scriptures out of context, you really are doing a darn good job at doing just that.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Mizessy: 8:07pm On Apr 25
Juicer117:
smoking is not bad there are many reasons we could use judge each other but I will ask why is weed created why is all this things We see created ..well people say it's for man use but we all don't accept good or bad in life so there is nothing like bad it's created for man use .... that's my opinion


There's something called misuse. There are so many drugs today that were manufactured for good purposes, but people use them wrongly. That doesn't mean that they were made for such use.

Same thing with plants. God will never create something so that we can use it to destroy ourselves. It's just humans abusing stuff
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 8:20pm On Apr 25
Mizessy:
There's something called priniciples. Principles are not laws
How do principles differ from laws? Principles provide the basis for laws. Rules, which tend to be specific, may be for some particular time or situation, but principles are timeless
A careful study of the Bible reveals that our heavenly Father provides fundamental directives that cover a variety of situations and aspects of life.
For example, 2 Corinthians 7:1 advices everyone to be clean from every defilement of both flesh and spirit. Smoking does not make you clean in the flesh.
Smoking causes cancer, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, effect on pregnancy.
A person knowing all of this, and still keeps doing it shows that he does not appreciate the free gift of life.
It's just like commiting suicide. Engaging in something you know can kill you but you still do it anyway.

Smoking does not show love for neighbor as report shows that people who get in contact with second hand smoke are more at risk of developing health issues.

So how do you think God views someone who puts his life and the life of others at risk?? You think he'll be happy about it.
Jesus Christ no send you principles... He came to you as a Law and commands that you trust and obey His teachings and commandments, and not your personal ideas and opinions. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Mizessy: 8:36pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
Jesus Christ no send you principles... He came to you as a Law and commands that you trust and obey His teachings and commandments, and not your personal ideas and opinions. undecided

It's not a personal opinion... It's just common sense.

I understand that some people are just here looking for comments that will justify their bad habits so they won't feel too bad about it.

But the fact that your conscience is not agreeing with what you're doing is enough reason to think twice.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 8:48pm On Apr 25
Mizessy:
It's not a personal opinion... It's just common sense.
I understand that some people are just here looking for comments that will justify their bad habits so they won't feel too bad about it.
But the fact that your conscience is not agreeing with what you're doing is enough reason to think twice.
I abhor smoking... I am not a fan of it at all, but when it comes to God and the things of God, we are to preach only that which is as declared by Him and Him alone. undecided

My conscience not agreeing with something should not in any way be confused with God not agreeing with it. I will give you an example of what I mean. Say a friend asks me for money to purchase medical marijuana, I may hesitate because I am against smoking, but it would be counted a sin against me if I then refused my friend's request because God has not called me to judge by my conscience by His law. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by essenjack(m): 8:49pm On Apr 25
DappaD:


Excuse me, how does the above Scripture give impetus to or condones smoking in any way? I’d like you to explain because for one who alleges that I quote Scriptures out of context, you really are doing a darn good job at doing just that.

Read the passage very well, and try to attain a better understanding of it. If possible check different translation, try and relate it to your previous comments. I'll leave you here. ✌
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by eyoism1: 9:17pm On Apr 25
I will only asked you a question.

Is it good to be a slave to ordinary grass?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Mizessy: 9:22pm On Apr 25
Kobojunkiee:
I abhor smoking... I am not a fan of it at all, but when it comes to God and the things of God, we are to preach only that which is as declared by Him and Him alone. undecided

My conscience not agreeing with something should not in any way be confused with God not agreeing with it. I will give you an example of what I mean. Say a friend asks me for money to purchase medical marijuana, I may hesitate because I am against smoking, but it would be counted a sin against me if I then refused my friend's request because God has not called me to judge by my conscience by His law. undecided


Lol. Using ur example. It's just like you saying... You don't drink poison... But you'll give money to ur friend to buy poison for himself... Wow... What a great way of showing love....
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Righteousness1: 9:39pm On Apr 25
Hey there! Who is a Christian by the way? If you correctly answer this question, then you are not far from getting accurate answer to your question which is almost needless to ask.

Did Jesus Christ ever smoke? Do what you heard and read Jesus did and stay clear of whatever He didn't do.

Smoking, for whatever reason, is ungodly and defiling one's body which the Bible calls the temple of God.

Please kindly desist from it and May God bless you.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Dtruthspeaker: 9:40pm On Apr 25
Krismas:
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.

"Thou shalt not kill even thine ownself"!
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Emperor88(m): 9:41pm On Apr 25
When are we going to move away from "is it a sin" to "is it bad or good"...Sit down think about it logically if it is good or bad rather than if it is a sin or not...just because early prophets married many wives and have many concubines does that make it right in today's world?
Is having too many children a sin?. Answer is No but your common sense should tell you it is bad. Logically the world is already overpopulated and for financial reasons they are bad.

So the earlier you start judging things logically the better...forget those religious law, they were man made thousands of years ago.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Emperor88(m): 9:46pm On Apr 25
Tcwork:

Many things can make one die young. Is it a sin to drink coke? Coke is full of unhealthy sugars?
Eating too much is even a sin in the bible but they will ignore and be looking for who smokes and drinks.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by sparko1(m): 10:33pm On Apr 25
Pimine:


Aswearugaaad

Your logic is faulty.
If the govt says going to church is illegal, would I have sinned against my creator if I went to church to worship him?

I like your submission but I just had to correct that notion of blind obedience. Bible says "obey your father and mother in the Lord", but if your parents ask you to do wrong should you still obey them? I believe the knowledge of right and wrong trumps all that and should guide you.


The first commandment is you must worship God, that has nothing to do with going to church, church is just a building, if the government says (like the end sars period) not to go to the physical building, it's becomes a sin, you can worship God without physical structure, replacement worship with physical emblem is itself idol worship.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Krismas: 10:35pm On Apr 25
Mizessy:


Jacob had nothing to do with the Mandrake. He didn't even smoke it. I don't know where u got that from. Lol.

I don't think you know what a Mandrake is that's why you're talking this way.

Below is the picture of a Mandrake. Jacob didn't smoke any weed
cool What have u said na? Mandrake is a NARCOTIC. Whether u smoke it or chew it, is it not same thing? Jacob probably used it as an APHRODISIAC. Cos the wife gave it to him for sexual intercource. Like MANPOWER. Why will she give him if he is not a regular user of it? Or what are u saying?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by deavicky(m): 11:41pm 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.
smoking is not a sin or did Bible record it as a sin anywhere. Smoking is just a bad habit and as a Christian one should expect that you drop all bad habits. Imagine that your pastor smokes, how would u feel about him.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 12:05am On Apr 26
Emperor88:

Eating too much is even a sin in the bible but they will ignore and be looking for who smokes and drinks.
Eating too much is not a sin in the bible. Jesus Christ was accused of being a glutton and a drunk, just so you know. undecided

I don't know who you have been listening to but next time, pay attention so you are not deceived by the lies of men. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 12:09am On Apr 26
Emperor88:
When are we going to move away from "is it a sin" to "is it bad or good"...Sit down think about it logically if it is good or bad rather than if it is a sin or not...just because early prophets married many wives and have many concubines does that make it right in today's world?
Is having too many children a sin?. Answer is No but your common sense should tell you it is bad. Logically the world is already overpopulated and for financial reasons they are bad.

So the earlier you start judging things logically the better...forget those religious law, they were man made thousands of years ago.
The issue here is for those of you who belong in the Kingdom of God, you are commanded by God to obey the Law of that land. Your logical conclusions are for this world but the Law of God is what applies in the Kingdom of God which many or you claim to be a part of. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 1:01am On Apr 26
Kobojunkiee:
The issue here is for those of you who belong in the Kingdom of God, you are commanded by God to obey the Law of that land. Your logical conclusions are for this world but the Law of God is what applies in the Kingdom of God which many or you claim to be a part of. undecided

Are you implying that in US states, where marijuana is legalised. It is not a sin?

The Bible mentioned all plant and animal belongs to us. and anyy which is deemed fit for our consumption is valid. The devil did not create marijuana and tobacco, God created it. And everything God created was for a purpose. None is useless.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 1:04am On Apr 26
AllenSpencer:

Are you implying that in US states, where marijuana is legalised. It is not a sin?

The Bible mentioned all plant and animal belongs to us. and anyy which is deemed fit for our consumption is valid. The devil did not create marijuana and tobacco, God created it. And everything God created was for a purpose. None is useless.
The Law in the Kingdom of God is not tuned to Man's laws in this world. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 1:05am On Apr 26
Mizessy:


It's not a personal opinion... It's just common sense.

I understand that some people are just here looking for comments that will justify their bad habits so they won't feel too bad about it.

But the fact that your conscience is not agreeing with what you're doing is enough reason to think twice.

What conscience are we talking about here? Yours or that of consumers.

The Bible verse has stated and re stated that "EVERYTHING" belongs to man. And you are here making a clause to it.

From leisure, consumption, medicine and beautification, everything God created was perfect and for a reason.

This is not a debate about personal opinion but what the Bible states. He mentioned no clause. Even Alcohol, he did mention that it was good and stated a clause that excessive drinking was a sin.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 1:07am On Apr 26
Kobojunkiee:
The Law in the Kingdom of God is not tuned to Man's laws in this world. undecided

And this are his words. Quoted!

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.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Kobojunkiee: 1:10am On Apr 26
AllenSpencer:

And this are his words. Quoted!

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.
I am afraid that none of that refers to the Law of God as far as the Kingdom of God is concerned. undecided

Jesus Christ is the New Covenant Law of the Kingdom of God which we are called to live by. His Word is the teachings & commandments we have been called to trust in and obey. undecided
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by AllenSpencer: 1:15am On Apr 26
Kobojunkiee:
I am afraid that none of that refers to the Law of God as far as the Kingdom of God is concerned. Jesus Christ is the New Covenant Law of the Kingdom of God which we are called to live by. undecided

And where did Jesus change this laws? Where did Jesus state what should be consumed on Earth? With the whole medical breakthrough of Cannabis, are you saying users are sinners? Is herbal concoction also a sin. Coca leaf has been used in medicine for decades, are users also sinners/

You are using your personal opinion to make judgements. Not the scriptures.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Smoke? by Warmaterial(m): 1:41am On Apr 26
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.
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