It seems you don't know the differance between wrongdoing and sin. And there is a very real and big differance. If it's not a biblical sin do not quote it as a sin. We can not put our own slant on the divine word of God!Smoking is really bad for you, so is eating too much and not doing any exercise. If you were in the army doing all those things you'd expect to be shouted at by the sargeant major.
Enxu's right, God's given you a body, so look after it. The definition of sin that I like best is, anything that's less than God. Looking after your body so that you can do His work rather than fighting off self inflicted chronic illnesses has to be a good thing to be encouraged.
So, yes pack in the fags!
What does this have to do with member introduction? I have moved it to bible study forum instead where it's appropriate.Smoking was around the whole time when the bible was being written. Not tobacco but other substances such as opium, and yet it doesn’t even get a mention. Alcohol on the other hand does, not to be a drunkard. Everything in moderation. So smoking in moderation is not a sin
What's healthy about smoking you ask. OkIt says throughout the bible to eat right and to prosper and be in good health, I don't think God would approve of lard chips lol. What's healthy about smoking?
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (MEV)
"What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, and that you are not your own? You were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s."
1 Corinthians 10:31 (MEV)
"Therefore, whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God."
Paul spoke on many ''sins'' in the context of ''as one entrusted by God to give my opinion on a matter''. He did this on marriage and many more matters. As Christians we can do the same. The laws needed to be given to Jews. Christians have direct access to the knowledge of what pleases and displeases God via the Holy Spirit and Jesus in us / laws of God are written on our hearts Heb 10:16. This is why Jesus said we could some up all the laws in two Matt 22:40.What's healthy about smoking you ask. Ok
In fact, nicotine itself even has some benefits. For instance, research has linked chewing nicotine gum with improved short-term memory, and other studies point to nicotine being at play in why smokers are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease. Nicotine also seems to reduce stress and anxiety, and stabilize mood.
I just wanted to clarify that it is not an absolute sin to smoke.... Does everything you do absolutely EVERYTHING you do honour god?.?Apply yourself to what is best.
A pack of 20 cigs costs around £15. It's difficult to argue that best way to spend this is on a product that damages your health, props up an exploitative industry and has no benefit to anyone else.
I've recently given up lighting up as a response to stress. Life is much better without the habit.
'Is it a sin?' is the wrong question. The better questions are 'is it good?', 'does this honour God?'