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Do Smokers Go To Heaven

What about someone that has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and do try to live their life to please Him, but smokes cigarettes? Some christians say that their not saved because they smoke. What do you all say about this?

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Smoking is sin because smokers know smoke harms them and others. Those who know to do good and do it not, to them it is sin. Smokers need to REPENT. ITS NOT SHY OF SIN, IT IS TERRIBLE SIN.
---calhoon on 1/7/09


Smoking is a 'speck' sort of sin, but do try and overcome it. I don't judge people at all who smoke. They are generally more compassionate, and honest than the 'goody-2-shoes' people who love to judge them.
---Anne on 1/7/09


Regarding smoking etc. I believe that all our righteousness is as filthy rags, and the Bible says there is not one righteous, no, not one. We are saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ. It's what He did to save us. All we need to do is ask Jesus into our hearts and save to save us. Believe in the Lord. When you believe No one can pluck you from His hand. Grace is God's Riches At Christ's Expense. Just keep the faith and Walk in the Spirit.
---David on 1/6/09


A little story. Witness to woman in church who received the Lord Jesus Christ but continued to smoke. Women in this particular church told her she would have to stop smoking or go the hell.(Assembly of God Church) The woman asked me about this and I said, well did you feel different after you prayed for your salvation? Yes she said I did and she said I love the Lord. Well then I said you have your answer. Story has good ending woman later stop smoking thereby making everyone concerned happy even the old gossip busy bodies! Reposed this story because I'm ask about this often.
---mima on 12/18/08


barbara, barbara, barbara this is why you need to memorize the word of God.

Jesus said, "it's not what goes into a man that defiles him, it's what comes out of his heart that defiles him." Then Jesus goes on to name the sins that come out of a person's heart: envying, hypocracy, strife, lying, murder, anger, unforgiveness, etc.,

Smoking is more dangerous to your health but I'm not so sure it's a sin to smoke. Wouldn't God rather have a person who's heart is after him that smokes? then a non-smoker who has an evil, unteachable, hardened heart?
---donna8365 on 12/17/08




People looking at the speck in another man's eye just because they happen to smoke,

Yet can't see the plank in their own eye full of greed, lying, boasting and hypocricy

What a big fat ugly joke!

...I love to express mysef through poetry many times. It's wise to try and stop smoking, but it is only a speck next to most other sins. People who stand in constant judgment have a much worse sin to deal with.
---Anne on 12/17/08


For my grace is sufficient, ard my love is made perfect in weakness.2corinthian 12:9 that means Jesus will look pass all your obsessions,afflictions and addiction and still love you cuz he came to save and not condemn.
---Antoine on 12/17/08


Smoking is a sin but even when we are already Christians we still continue to sin. Nobody is exempt from this. Smoking will not forfeit our salvation but we will definitely be held accountable by God if others stumble because of us.

If one is truly a Christian, he may continue to smoke but will feel a very strong desire to quit, because he knows it is affecting both his health and his testimony. If he feels otherwise, then he may not be a Christian after all.
---rhoda on 10/9/08


Yes, there will be smokers in Heaven!!


22And of some have compassion, making a difference:

23And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.



---kathr4453 on 10/9/08


No a person will not go to hell because they smoke. Yes it is a sin. What about overeating then? Why don't we hear more questions about it? Obesity and heart disease are at epidemic proportions in America, and overeating is rampant in the church. It causes as much death as smoking in the end probably. I mean, look what happened to Jerry Falwel when he did not listen to his doctors? He was well known for downing 4 or 5 pieces of fried chicken and 2 or 3 slices of pie in one sitting!
---obewan on 10/9/08




Rebecca, I believe arguing with a sinless person is impossible. Here is what I know about Scripture on this subject. When the Holy Spirit brings us to life at regeneration, it is only the beginning of our lives with Christ. Regeneration is call, "Transformation" because all through our lives Christ who lives in us is continuing to change us through His Word. No one changes completely at rebirth. We have a new heart, and the Spirit to guides us to all Truth. But our flesh has not been redeemed. We struggle with so many things we were use to doing, but as we grow in the Lord by submitting to the Spirit we began to leave many habits. Sometimes we leave something and don't even notice it.
---MarkV. on 10/9/08


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The legalist who think they are sinless accuse the others of sinning when their own flesh has not been redeemed or glorified yet. They would have you believe that the whole work of God was complete in rebirth. I was ask by one unbeliever I was witnessing to if he had to give up everything to commit his life to Christ, I told him he didn't have to give anything up but to put his faith in the Lord and He would remove them in time. Faith is the basis for our salvation, and only depending on Him instead of us can we truely be change. Many have given up habits on their own to go back to them later. There was no faith in Christ. When Christ does a change in us, it is alway complete and perfect.
---MarkV. on 10/9/08


Just as nicotine is a drug,so is caffine and you never hear anyone asking if coffee drinkers are not saved.Being saved has absolutly nothing to do with smoking,it has everything to do with cofession.repentance and belief.Do not let anyone tell you anything that isn't scriptual and it always seems when that is happening on these blogs the name ELOY is involved.Sometimes I think this person doesn't even have a concept of what it is to edify,all ELOY seems to do is misquote scripture or use it completly out of the context it was written in.Anyhow do not let cigarettes become your God,remember where your heart is...there is your God.
---ron on 10/8/08


People who make excuses for their sin rather then repenting from their sin, will not receive any salvation from God at all, but will continue to remain in bondage to their sins. You were given the Command, but you continue to have a hard heart and a deaf ear, and instead of repenting you choose to remain in your sins and you wrongly think that God will wink at your disobedience and receive you anyhow. I pray that you get saved and become a real born-again Christian, and then you will experience true Salvation and the power in the Holy Ghost and the total deliverance from your sins and manifold blessings beyond words.
---Eloy on 10/9/08


your body is the temple and you should want to keep it clean, but god will help you do what is needed. I smoked after I had excepted jesus but I was saved, don't let people tell you ask god, because most people will try to make you feel guilty.
---mamie on 10/8/08


Smoking in and of itself, or smoking as it affects those you live among and the economy? It can be a sign of selfishness, on the other hand it can be a way of dealing with stress. God will decide who gets to go to Heaven. Cigarettes are not important one way or the other, just like alcohol, but it is what they show about you that is important. Do you show an addiction, waste money that could go to better causes, etc. etc. It is better to work for God than give money to the devil's bank and make the rich richer, give money in cigarette/alcohol taxes for wars etc.
---frances008 on 10/8/08


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That which enters the body does not defile it, but that which goes out of the body does. I would say one can smoke and still go to heaven but that doesn't make it right.
---john on 10/8/08


Eloy: You can't say/write half of a verse and expect people to understand what your saying. And besides you quoted part of two verses that isn't in the same verse. The 1st verse is 2 Timothy 2:19. The 2nd verse is James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin. This doesn't apply to smoking, because alot of people believe smoking isn't wrong, like me. This verse means that if God shows someone what their doing is wrong, and they keep doing it, that is where it becomes a sin. Once a person comes to the knowledge of the truth they must stop whatever it is their doing. If God doesn't show a person it isn't wrong, then it isn't wrong, no matter what a person says.
---Rebecca_D on 10/8/08


Smokers can be saved and go to Heaven, but there is an ungodly habit that needs to be broken off that person. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and smoking polutes that temple.
---Leslie on 10/6/08


"Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from sin. To one that knows to do good, and does not, to that one it is sin."
---Eloy on 10/6/08


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Here's my short take on this matter. I was addicted to cocaine,pot,pills,alcohol, for over 20 years and God delivered me. Yet today I still struggle with the addiction of smoking. I know in my heart that by faith this addiction will be under the blood as well. The problem is we want to judge each other on this issue but don't take notice of the 20 lbs of twinkies we shove down our necks! My cigarette habit doesn't bring glory to God..that's for sure. Yet it doesn't define my entire relationship with Christ either. Thankyou.
---john on 10/4/08


one of the greatest preachers in all of history smoked. charles haddon spurgeon. smoking will not keep anyone out of heaven nor will it send one to hell. it will just make you smell like you have been there.
---don on 9/5/08


Ask yourself if its sinful to smoke? If you say yes, then why didnt you repent of this deed long ago if your a christian?
---duane on 9/4/08


Rebecca ... I agree with what you say about the religious aspects of smoking ... it does not affect your relationship with God.

BUT PLEASE .. try to stop!

Things will taste better, you will breathe easier, and you will last longer here to look after your husband and family.

OK things tasting better will cause a problem because you will feel more hungry as well, so will need to watch food intake & weight very carefully.

But it's worth it, and your purse will be heavier.
---alan_of_UK on 9/3/08


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Jennifer: A person can smoke and be a true Christian. I am a born again child of God and yes I smoke. Do I intend to quite? Not right now. Do I need to? Yes for many reasons. Me smoking has Nothing to do with me worshiping Christ. I do not take my cigarettes into the church, I don't even smoke on the church grounds. It isn't because I am convicted it is because of respect. I respect Christ and the church and the surroundings of the church. I smoke out in public and if someone says to me that I am less than a Christian because I smoke. Well right back at them because I'd rather smoke and go to heaven than be a hypocrite and go to hell.
---Rebecca_D on 9/3/08


A little story. Witness to woman in church who received the Lord Jesus Christ but continued to smoke. Women in this particular church told her she would have to stop smoking or go the hell.(Assembly of God Church) The woman asked me about this and I said, well did you feel different after you prayed for your salvation? Yes she said I did and she said I love the Lord. Well then I said you have your answer. Story has good ending woman later stop smoking thereby making everyone concerned happy even the old gossip busy bodies! Generally speaking people who condem are themselves to be condemned!
---mima on 9/3/08


Smoking won't send you to hell, but it will make you smell like you've been there.
---Bish on 9/2/08


i ask the same thing i was told that gods not going to send u to hell for this but at the same time i wander if we are really saved because we are harming the body which is the temple of christ iwish i had the answer im afraid to know because i have been saved and i smoke god still loves us
---jennifer on 9/2/08


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I am pretty sure Heaven is a "NO SMOKING" zone.
Who would want to bring contaminants to a Holy Place?
---Paul on 7/26/08


The definition of sin is missing a target in light of God's view. When we omit God in the discussion of smoking, confusions and grey areas remain as a result. Your love for smoking exceeds your love for God. You followed the crowd of smokers to the wide gate. Don't hold anybody responsible for your actions and your deeds because of where you end up.
---eunice on 6/11/08


smoking is like fishing. It cast out the line, you get hooked and get reeled in. Don't be surprised who is on the other end.
---julia on 12/31/07


Chipper, is the christian who is 1 pound overweiht destined for he until they lose that 1 pound?
---christina on 10/30/07


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Chipper, I can see your point but it's kind of, well, to be honest, self-righteous in a way. I am a recovering alcoholic and yes, drinking was wrong but if you haven't walked in any addict's shoes, count your blessings, don't condemn.
---Mary on 10/29/07


My thoughts on this is that EVERYBODY has some kind of addiction, weather it be smoking, food, shopping, computer, tv, sleeping, working, drugs, doctors, etc. Nobody is perfect and nobody is totally free.
---sue on 10/29/07


Andrea, you have no control over the free radicals that you are breathing from the air, but you do have control over what you choose to put in your body, ei tobacco smoke, alchohol, cocaine, meth, pot and many other mind altering chemicals. Many people are even addicted to prescription drugs. It's wrong!
---Chipper on 10/29/07


Our bodies ARE the temple of God, but remember, Paul was speaking against the specific sin of "sexual immorality" 1 Cor.6 Thou shalt not murder, implies wicked intent/hatred in the heart of the murderer, not referring to unhealthy habits! Yes smokers SHOULD quit, but saying it's SIN is Pharisee-type legalism. Let's be more concerned with the condition of our "hearts" not lungs. Mat. 15:11-20. What comes out of a man. Stop twisting God's Word to make it line up w/ your opinions.
---Diane on 10/21/07


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Our bodies ARE the temple of God, but remember, Paul was speaking against the specific sin of "sexual immorality" 1 Cor.6 Thou shalt not murder, implies wicked intent/hatred in the heart of the murderer, not referring to unhealthy habits! Yes smokers SHOULD quit, but saying it's SIN is Pharisee-type legalism. Let's be more concerned with the condition of our "hearts" not lungs. Mat. 15:11-20. What comes out of a man. Stop twisting God's Word to make it line up w/ your opinions.
---Diane on 10/21/07


Andrea)Right on!! Also there are so many prodects that cause cancer or other health issues. Did you know that cell phones cause brain tumors? Are all of the things that affece/destroy the temple sin leading to death. NO. IT is the same with obesity. They are in the same boat with gluttony and I do not think that they are hell bound. Sin is a condition of the heart.
---jody on 10/12/07


Barbara, Dana is right, and as a past smoker, I can testify that God was convicting me to give the cigarettes up. God enabled me to do it, I had NO withdrawal symptoms, and God gets the Glory. AMEN!
---Cynthia on 10/12/07


It's not what goes in a man that defiles him. The cigarettes are not what is the problem, it the unwillingness to give something up once you've identified it as sin.
I live in NJ (they call it cancer ally) it increases the chances of my getting cancer but it does not cause me to sin.
The stress of worrying about whether its a sin or not everytime you light up is just as bad for you.
We encourage a good testimony and discourage unhealthy behavior in others too
quit smoking God loves you still
---Andrea on 10/12/07


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debra:
I don't mean to be harsh or cruel here but when it comes to sin and doing things that destroy our bodies and others around us, We don't need to wait for deliverance.
Do we need to wait for deliverance from lying, stealing, backbiting, etc? No, we are commanded to STOP it. Stop sinning.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
---Chipper on 10/12/07


smoking will kill you.it will not cause you to lose your salvation"no man can pluck you from your fathers hand"even yourself.
---george on 10/12/07


Its a good question, but a better one would be, "If you learn that by doing something you will harm yourself or others, will you still go to Heaven if you continue to do it?"

Asking this question forces us to be more self-critical about our own behavior and less judgemental about the behaviors, we find distasteful of others. We will improve ourselves, rather than look down on others.
---matthew on 10/11/07


francis
I think you are over-exegeting the passage. Thou shalt not kill means you shall not murder. What if I smoke because there are lots of mosquitoes? I think my only sin is that I murder mosquitoes. Will that disqualify me in goin to heaven?
---ryan3888 on 10/11/07


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Smokers in heaven may have a harder time getting a light than smokers in hell.
---InimicusStultitiae on 10/11/07


Smoking is not one of the ten commandments, no, not even "thou shalt not kill" (which, by the way, is "thou shalt not murder) There were many people that smoked in moderation and had no lung cancer. Salt can also kill you if taken too much. Drinking water can kill you if you drink too much. God will protect those who are even poisoned.

There is only one thing that you cannot have too much - the love of God.
---Steveng on 10/11/07


If you have accepted Jesus to be your Lord, YOU ARE SAVED. Period. See Romans 10: 9-13. Smoking isn't the best thing for your body, and your body is the temple of the Lord, so it's a good idea not to. But if you do, it doesn't mean you're going to hell. But please, if you think God is convicting you to stop smoking, STOP. If he tells you to do something, He will give you the ability to do it.
---Dana on 10/11/07


I think any addictive behavior is sin. But sin is forgivable. God knows how difficult it is to give up various addictions. Smoking is probably the hardest. A somker needs allot of prayer and encouragement but not condemnation. They already know that they are wrong. I do not believe that a smoker should be considered unsaved. God saves those who smoke just the way they are. Some are dilivered and others are not. If that is the only thing that stands as problematic,they surely are saved. Pastor larry
---larry9688 on 10/11/07


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Betty God taught me that if I continued smoking then I would go to hell. So I quit.
It's very easy to quit smoking when you know it can jeopardize your soul.
---Matthew_from_LA on 10/11/07


One reply to this says that smoking is against the commandment, "Thou Shalt not Kill." If we look at it this way, then people who overeat, or eat anything bad for them (foods that are not organic), people that drive fast (because it could cause possible harm), all of these things are sins. I'm not saying that smoking's okay but this is something that God should deal with you on, personally. God deals with each of us in a way that we will understand. Each person is different.
---Krystle_Jones on 10/11/07


Smoking is technically against the Commandment "Thou Salt Not Kill" since it does inact harm on the person who is smoking. That being said everything that God created is good, it is just that when us humans get ahold of it does it turn into something evil. I think if your saved or not relies on what is your intent from smoking. If done purposely to kill yourself it is a sin, if done out of habit pray to break the habit.
---Francis on 10/11/07


I would like to answer your question about going to heaven if you smoke and you think about it I was smoking three pack of cig a day when i was filled with Jesus spirit i contiune smoking i was siting on the couch puffing on a cig God spoke to me audiabley his voice fill the whole room and his voice was gentle and he said you are sining against me.he is not going to tell one person its a sin and then tell others sure you can smoke it's okay to smoke
---Betty on 10/11/07


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Debra)I agree with Splaa and further believe that all of those that she lists can very well be saved. We are all in a process. I encourage you that your smoking is not a barrier to your relationship to Jesus.They will tell you otherwise but that is because they do not smoke and like to compete spiritually. That is a greater sin than admitting that you smoke,overeat,shoptoo much,watch the wrong tv listen to wrong music ect. I love your moxi.cander and so does the Lord.Keep trying to quit.:)
---jody on 10/11/07


Well let me ask you this (i do not smoke)Are fat people who continue to be gluttons even when the doctor tell them that if they do not loose weight that their heart will give out,SAVED? Are shopaholocics who seem to be idolaters Saved? How about workaholics who spend extra time to make extra money that they do not need and neglect their families,Saved?Obsessed golfers,Saved? Football addicts,saved? Computer addicts,Saved? We all have work to do.
---splaa6685 on 10/11/07


God says if you think it is a sin, then it is a sin, also, our body is supposed to be a temple of God, and further we would not want to be a slave to any anything or anyone, except God, but I am a smoker. And I am saved, but I pray daily to take the love of ciggarettes away from me and make me strong to break this addiction. So far, I have not been delivered. But i am trying, and God knows this.
---debra on 10/11/07


Ashley:
Yes, there are many areas we could focus on. I agree, if we included all these other means by which there are way too many unnecessary deaths, including murders.
The Bible says that in the last days evil men and deceivers shall grow worse and worse. We see this happening right in front of us.
---Chipper on 10/11/07


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Chipper, you made a valid point but don't forget the number two reason for death. alcohol. that too destroys the colon, liver, and leads to brain disease and disorders. Even Jesus prohibited drunkeness. do people abide by the bible, NO. they want to ban one without banning the other completely. why. they are both the causes of broken homes, death and pain in life. If I had my way, I would ban them both off the face of the earth.
---ashley on 10/9/07


How can one possibly feel that using tobbaco is an acceptable practice when you see all the ads on TV trying to get people to quit because of cancer, Many establishments and even city governments have outlawed smoking in public buildings.
Cancer form tobbaco use is no doubt the largest reason why health care costs are so high.
If the WORLDlings knows it's wrong, then why can't christians see it???
---Chipper on 10/9/07


400,000 people die every year in the USA because of tobbaco use. We've lost about 4,000 troops during the whole Iraq thing, and we think that's terrible. You do the math people. For every 1 life lost in Iraq, et al, 40 will die of tobacco use.
Stop making excuses to continue your stinking, dirty, filthy, health killing habit and repent and ask God to forgive you for being so ignorant!
---Chipper on 10/9/07


You go Mark...I feel we should concentrate on establishing a more intimate relationship with God, and the ability to hear His quiet voice. Matt 6:33 says, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." If any questions that arise are asked of Him, not man, then the answer will be finite and not debatable.
---lavon3695 on 9/15/07


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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1Jn1:9 This scripture does not remove us from the consequences of our sin, however it does assure us of eternal security.
---Charles on 9/15/07


Are you saying I can lose my salvation if I smoke cigarretes? How can you know what my relationship is with Jesus Christ unless you are Jesus Christ? I believe God knows what I am going through and accepts my pleas for forgiveness and repentance. Our Lord is a merciful God.Amen.
---Jesse on 9/15/07


I do not think that smoking has anything to do with salvation anymore than being fat does. There is no commandment that says 'thou shalt not smoke or be fat'. It is not what GOES INTO THE MAN THAT DEFILES HIM, IT IT IS WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MOUTH. WHat ever is done in faith is not sin. If a person is not convicted of sin and smokes, who am I to judge. I do not smoke.
---litlal on 9/15/07


IMO if a person is smoking and doing it ignorantly, then he will be held less accountable than a person who knows better. Your BODY is the TEMPLE of the LORD. JESUS lives in you. Why would you want His living space filled with all the stinking smoke you suck into your lungs.
Can you praise God with a cigarette in your mouth?
---Chipper on 9/15/07


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Mark:
Jesus said in Mark 7:18 that whatever enters into the "belly" cannot defile a man.
I'm sure His reference was to foods and had nothong to do with drugs, smoking, or even drunkeness. If we took this verse literally, then it would mean that drugs, alchohol and tobacco would be acceptable. Back then they knew nothing of the garbage we have available today.
They drank a little wine now and then because there was no water purification systems as we have today.
---Chipper on 8/27/07


With 440,000 people a year dying due to the use of tobbacco products, is it any wonder the health insurance rates are through the ceiling?
Let me state again that since the start of the Iraq conflict nearly 4 years ago we have lost approximately 3,000 troops.
In contrast, 440,000 people die every year due to tobbaco use.
Smoking is not only dangerous but stupid.
How can one sing praises to God with a cigarette in his lips or a wad of snuff in his mouth?
---Chipper on 8/27/07


Mark, let me get this straight. By quoting Mk 7:18-23, are you trying to say it's OK for Christians to defile their bodies by deliberately introducing 4000 toxins per puff, then wonder "why me" & pray for deliverance from cancer? Yes, cigs defile the body, high cholesterol too. Will you presumptuously drink pesticide or will you wash produce, optimizing your health? The air is filthy enough. Why sniff a tailpipe? No need for extra analysis. I draw the line at common sense.
---Geoff on 8/26/07


Geoff: (part 1 of 3):

Does smoking "defile" the body? How about eating high cholesterol foods? How about eating food high in pesticides because you can't afford to pay twice as much for organically-grown vegetables? How about breathing filthy air that damages the lungs because you can't afford to move out of the slums into Bel Aire? Just where do you draw the line?

And just how do YOU define "defile"? Let's see how Jesus defines it:
---Mark on 8/26/07


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Geoff: (part 2 of 3):

Mark 7:18-23:
"18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him"
"19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?"
"20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man."
---Mark on 8/26/07


Geoff: (part 3 of 3):

"21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,"
"22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:"
"23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
---Mark on 8/26/07


Thanks Mary, I agree "alcohol does far more damage than cigarettes, at least with the effects on families." I prefer NO evil over THE LESSER OF TWO evils. Both drugs, cigs & booze, promote cancer, destroy God's temple, are worse than many other illegal substances ( & they're legal?), & disrupt healthy families (death breaks up families). These health destroyers can't fit in the 1 Cor 10:31 model:
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God
---Geoff on 8/26/07


Hi Geoff, as a recovering alcoholic, my own personal perspective has long been that alcohol does far more damage than cigarettes, at least with the effects on families. I have no desire to smoke, of course, but alcohol nearly killed me!
---Mary on 8/25/07


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Mark said "if he smokes, eats fatty foods, doesn't exercise, & sits before TV... he will likely get to heaven." Not according to the Bible-1 Cor 3:17
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are

Also, Isaiah 66:17
They that sanctify themselves, & purify themselves in the gardens behind 1 tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, & the abomination, & the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD
---Geoff on 8/25/07


Geoff:

If someone is a Christian, all his sins are under the blood.

If he takes good care of his body, he will live a nice, long life, and accomplish much, and go to heaven, and get lots of crowns.

If he smokes and eats lots of fatty foods and doesn't exercise and sits in front of the TV all day (I don't smoke, but I can relate to all the others), he will likely get to heaven a lot sooner (having accomplished little, and gaining fewer rewards.)
---Mark on 8/23/07


Mark, if you substitute "the grave" with "heaven" C.S.Lewis would have been more correct.

"Smokers would go to [the grave], and they'll get there a lot sooner than the rest of us!"

This is particularly true of cigarettes which contain 4000 toxins, including 40 known carcinogens. If cigs were any other substance the FDA would ban them. Why are they still legal? Has to be the MONEY!
---Geoff on 8/22/07


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