Can I Be a Christian if I Occasionally Smoke Cigarettes

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Oct 15, 2022
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Theirs no sin for smoking cigarettes. I advise you stop smoking. My dad and oldest brother both got cancer from smoking. They both passed away. My younger brother stopped smoking after my oldest brother died. It was wake up call.
 

I_am_Canadian

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Theirs no sin for smoking cigarettes. I advise you stop smoking. My dad and oldest brother both got cancer from smoking. They both passed away. My younger brother stopped smoking after my oldest brother died. It was wake up call.
The wages of sin is death, the cancer came from one of the 3000 hazardous chemicals used to manufacture the cigarettes. The majority of ingrediants are hazardous materials
 
Nov 19, 2022
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youve already made the choice for the non-smoking section of your eternal life ,so no problem !
 
Nov 19, 2022
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Most anti smoking Christians use the "Your body is a temple" argument. But then again, most of them eat fast food, which in my opinion is just as bad as smoking. What about tattoos? my pastor was in the navy in the 50's and has some Ink, what is the consensus on that?
well there is an old testament command about not marking your body, but that was given before Christ and to the children of israel . I have them and I tell people , Jesus has scars,Hes not afraid to show them, they are my scars
 
Nov 11, 2022
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Smoking does not preclude anyone from being a Christian.

As you grow closer in your relationship with the Lord, you will make the decision to honour the body God has gifted you and stop smoking.

Smoking, in and of itself, is not sinful. But if you wish to honour God, He will help you to quit.
 

dave_in_KWC

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I find such questions reflect greatly on the focus we have in our Christian lives. Why do you ask what things we can do that we know are unhealthy? The question I think is important to answer is what can I do that will take good care of my temple i.e../My body and bless others and the Lord?