I wish more believers were as kind as you and patient with others for as you said, sanctification is a process and since we are all different, we are also at different stages and yes, we cant’ do it alone. Its a faith based addictions program. I must put onthe whole armour of God in order to stand agaisnt all the fiery darts of the devil. God offers all that we could desire in the Gospel: love, joy, peace, energy, power, fellowship, relaxation and rest, sweet sleep, and the like. I would never condone this because it is illegal. The sin of which Paul speaks matches well with what Jesus said “It is not what goes into the mouth (or woman) that pollutes, but what comes out of the mouth” (Matt 15:11). Gal 5:16-17 (NIV) So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Amen to that my sister and may God richly bless you for such an encouraging comment. Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? —Ephesians 5: 17. Does the Bible mention pot? I will certainly pray for you brother, but you are in a great company of other believers who are going through what we all go thru (Rom 7) but it may be something different. I never doubted that God saved me through it all. I am glad this could help ease your burden some…for me, I still battle this urge and some of these urges will not go away until we received new bodies so know that you are not alone. Well said sir…God can not ever fix what is first not broken. So you are not a sinner anymore? You have my prayers brother. Wow. However, I have a problem with Christians sinning. It was like I had Jesus illuminated inside of my body, and he showed me how he lives inside of us and walks with us each and every day. I quit 16 years ago finally realizing that it was a Sin not the kind of sin that will keep you out of heaven but a Sin against your Health and Body Where Christ Jesus' Spirit lives. I now see that you had also previously drawn people’s attention to the fate of the adulteress spared from the self-righteous fury of others by the wisdom and mercy of Christ. If you watch today’s talk shows, you can see just how far human opinions can deviate from the Word of God; therefore a biblical definition of sin is accurate since it is a definition from God Himself. Thankyou Jack. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Yet i did it anyways because i knew God wanted this to happen. It is not a sin to drink alcohol in moderation. Very nicely done my friend. Even Paul (though not against nicotine) struggled daily with sin. Of course they must say, “Yes, I have sinned.” It’s sad too because if they believe they’re not sinner, Jesus came to die for sinners. Answer 1There is no specific text in The Bible that says that smoking cigarettes is a sin. He did his graduate work at Moody Theological Seminary. Thank you Joel for your words of kindness. Peter (UK). I had only spoke with this man once before this happened. The first is the impact marijuana has on physical health. The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, yes, but if we read the context of the chapter Paul was talking about sexual immorality and not habits. Yes, you can still be a Christian and smoke. Smoking is a "Sin against your Health." Everyday is good Friday when you have experienced Jesus. 1 John 3. What a pleasure to hear such encouragement my friend. It is getting grounded in the Love of God. It has really showed me how much God not only wants us to accept His son but have a real relationship with Him. Holy Bible, New International Version ( NIV)eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'whatchristianswanttoknow_com-leader-1','ezslot_8',120,'0','0'])); THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. My father died of smoking 14 years ago. One of the biggest examples typically … Continue reading "What Does The Bible Say About Makeup" Born again Christians cannot be ‘lawless’ sinners, so it is wrong to preach Christians are still sinner, thus to keep them in bondage! Although the Bible does not address smoking directly, it's clear from several verses that smoking does not accomplish the will of … Our health is so important to the Lord that in 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, He calls our bodies temples of God. You write that we can realise a ‘world paradise’. Those who have determined to quit smoking should understand that, humanly speaking, stopping smoking is one of the most difficult things to do. Sin is defined in the Bible as “lawlessness” or, as the J.B. Phillips translation puts it, “Everyone who commits sin breaks God’s law, for that is what sin is, by definition—a breaking of God’s law” (1 John 3:4). I lost my way. When I gave him the car i said if anyone asks you who gave you this car..You tell them Jesus gave it to you. This one is convicting me so heavily, smoking cigarettes. Smoking Weed IS NOT a SIN And Here Is Scriptural PROOF From The King James Version Bible Discussion in 'Religious Debate Forum' started by LawdHamMurcy, Mar 2, 2013. Sorry for posting my blog link here, if you think it is spamming, feel free to delete this post. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. The woman was spared their wrath. Thank you. I whipped my tears and got up from my knees and called my father who is a Minister who happened to be on vacation to explain to the only person I new who would believe me. If you are struggling to quit smoking, there is hope. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Originally Posted by Dewdrop93 How do you even function!!! Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. Thanks, I have recently been searching for details about this topic for ages and He won't quench a smoking flax, until he leads justice to victory. He has help me with the biggest one of all, that is to believe in him and be save. lol He said Jesus gave it to Him. As I’m reading in the middle of the day alone in my bedroom. By all means I know that this is a daily walk that we must pick up our cross which is the word of God and deny ourself. So if in that aspect we are fleshly but when we accept Jesus we are spiritual Praise God the most Holy one and his son Jesus…. Beyond the traditional case made, there are two applicable biblical principals that apply to substance abuse such as cigarettes or marijuana. 2Ti 2:19 (NIV) ...God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.". Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. I added anyone that came about to add as a friend. Thank you Kaykay….let me ask you something. Smoking is certainly killing one's self which is a … It does, however, offer many relevant principles related to the use of illegal drugs or drugs such as marijuana that are legal in some areas though clearly harmful and addictive when used. For such a time and place as this God has called you. I am a 52 year old British Christian and a smoker (since my teens) who has been trying to quit on and off for years. For that i get judged people say all the more reason to quit. Sister Barbara. Some Christians think it is perfectly fine to drink alcohol, while others believe it is sinful to partake. All rights reserved worldwide. The Bible also makes a distinction between a single sin and a practice of sin over an extended period. Thank you for your encouragement my friend. I will be honored Peter to pray for you sir. I didn’t want to be a stumbling block to my brethren. I’m doing well with my cigarette quit, i have surrender this addiction over to God and my body has already begun to heal itself. However, the Hebrew word is much less specific, having the general meaning "plant," with the root word having the meaning "green." I would have given up on me longgggg ago! Smoking Weed IS NOT a SIN And Here Is Scriptural PROOF From The King James Version Bible Discussion in 'Religious Debate Forum' started by LawdHamMurcy, Mar 2, 2013. Hi bro Jack Wellman, I wrote an article about smoking on my blog and I was wondering what you think of what I wrote about smoking in my blog article. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. I will pray for you Paul. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. I made a vow to God that I would quit if He would take care of me. I knew God was helping me through it all. 1 Pet 2:11c (Phi) Keep clear of the desires of your lower natures, for they are always at war with your souls. From the perspective of one being saved and supposed to be living godly. Smoking is obviously not healthy and the believer should be diligent in their efforts to quit but what is there in this world that isn’t good for you. Hello Michael. But I have had others tell me both are sins, even a former pastor. I asked God: are you sure Lord. Nothing is by mistake. 19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. As the light entered the room it gently touched me on the left side of my temple. Not only is it sinful, but it is bad for you. For that i get judged people say all the more reason to quit. Thankyou for your prayers Jack. Please pray for me with this struggle. I am a simple writer and I don’t know bits from bites really. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Smoking delivers nicotine to the brain quickly and repeatedly. 1 Cor 3:16-17 (NIV) Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? if its possible for me as a fellow believer to live a life free of this sin, its possible for smokers as well. Taking substances for spiritual effect is witchcraft, pure and simple, which is a grievous sin. Thank you very much sir. Thankyou Jack. In fact, the marihuana can remain in the blood for YEARS, even after one injection, and can cause them to … We are often quick to label smoking and drinking as sins, but for some reason gluttony is accepted or at least tolerated. like God himself. Praise God. But at the same time, we shouldn’t judge those who do smoke or those who we see are not perfect. If this is the case then why did Jesus have to die? 2 Corinthians 7:1 Exodus 3:1-4:17 and Acts 9:1-19. Bible verses about Chewing Tobacco. If I caste the first stone, it would have to be aimed at myself. Other famous Christians who smoked or still do are J.R.R. It’s easy to fall into judging by manmade standards, rather than by God’s Word. The Bible describes wine as a gift from God that can make life more enjoyable. Yesterday, after yet another attempt, I crumbled after just a few days due to unforeseen illness and painful medical treatment (which, incidentally, had nothing to do with smoking). Most generally, the case is made that we should be good stewards of our bodies. God Bless, My name is dawit.i am new born chirstian and paptized by hollysprit in jesus name.But still I have a problem of bad habits still now I dont giveup.now I become weak and giveup always fighting with my wife even she is new born chirstian still she fighting with me that’s almost 12 years please pray for me beloved family.i am really encourage by your website thank you lord jesus bless you and your beloved family Amen. Time instantly stopped it no longer existed. I think one of your ads triggered my browser to resize, you may well want There are no Scriptures that say thou shall not smoke, but smoking is sinful and I will explain why below. to put that on your blacklist. thats a whole lot! 1 Cor 6:19-20 (NIV) Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? And that is the historical track record of both religious and anti-religious fanatics. Well said Peter. Great points and advice sir. In answer to the question: "Is smoking cigarettes, or pot, a sin?" Smoking (9 Occurrences) Matthew 12:20 He won't break a bruised reed. It is no good calling Him "Lord, Lord", and actually serving another master. 7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write. Is smoking weed a sin? All Rights Reserved. I was redeemed in 2006. They put me on 5mg of volume for over a year. I would agree sir. She said oh he is asleep come on in. Smoking (9 Occurrences) Matthew 12:20 He won't break a bruised reed. So true. I had panic attacks and anxiety really bad. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly! 2 Samuel 22:9 - There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. About 1 John 1:8-10 ” If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.