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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Is Smoking a Sin? Can You Be a Good Christian and Be a Smoker?

Is smoking a sin? Can you be a good Christian and be a smoker?

The Bible does not specifically address smoking. However, it does provide some principles that offers an answer:

No one disputes that smoking is bad for your health. The Bible says: "Let us cleanse ourselves of every defilement of [the] flesh." (2 Corinthians 7:1)

Also, second-hand smoke is harmful to others. The Bible says: "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:39)

Articles Concerning Smoking:

SMOKING - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

What Is God’s View of Smoking? (THE WATCHTOWER JUNE 2014; JW.ORG)

Why Quit Smoking? (g00 3/22 pp. 4-7; Watchtower Online Library)

What Should I Know About Smoking? (g 3/11 pp. 26-28; Watchtower Online Library)

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