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SMOKING and Spirituality

Post  jari on Fri 16 Nov 2007, 3:58 pm

I have a question and I hope someone may answer this question. Las t Sunday I was in the Church and the Pastor said that anyone who smokes does not have Holy Spirit, because we are Temple of God.

Do you think that smoking really makes us separate from God?

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Post  Guest on Fri 16 Nov 2007, 4:36 pm

You want to know if you can have the Holy Spirit and smoke
at the same time. I believe yes but try this out for me. Every time you lift a cigarette
to your lips, I want you to say ĖJesus I am doing this for your glory. And ask
the Holy Spirit what do you think about That. God does not want you to hooked on anything
else but Him. He alone is you God, not your cigarettes. Do not defile the Temple of the Holy Spirit
which is your Body. The Bible says if you destroy God Temple,
God will destroy you, because you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 16:-17 { Do you not know that you
are the temple of
God and that the Spirit
of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles
the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. Your
way out is to repent before God and do not stop until God delivers you. I am
not saying it is going to be easy, It is not going to be an east road, but Itís
Godís road. Godís speed, my God be with
you. Lee

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Re: SMOKING and Spirituality

Post  dove on Fri 16 Nov 2007, 6:41 pm

I do not understand what smoking has to do with spirituality. Really this amazes me the most when people preach that due to smoking we destroy the Temple of God. I am waiting for others members to answer this.

Cigarettes cannot become our God because we do not worship cigarettes and I have yet to see a person worshipping cigarettes.

Please do not get me wrong here, I do not smoke and I don't like people smoking around me either and in no way I am endorsing smoking here. But I do not understand the connection here - smoking and spirituality.

Bible says that the only thing that pollutes us is our thoughts. So how can smoking have any connection with spirituality. To me spirituality is to pray, praise and worship Heavenly Father.

Smoking is a bad habit and one should not get into it but in no way it is connected to spirituality.

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Post  THE ROCK on Fri 16 Nov 2007, 6:46 pm

I totally agree with you dove here, what type of preaching is this and what smoking has to do with our spirituality. Spirituality beyond than smoking and I do not know why these people preach that if you smoke Holy Spirit never baptises you. We can have all those lustful thoughts and yet do not change but smoking has become a demon to be cast out.

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Post  slave4christ on Fri 16 Nov 2007, 6:53 pm

I do not agree with you dove here and I believe that Anastasia is right in her post.

God does not want you to hooked on anything
else but Him. He alone is you God, not your cigarettes. Do not defile the Temple of the Holy Spirit which is your Body. The Bible says if you destroy God Temple, God will destroy you, because you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 16:-17

I hope you all will agree here. Let us see what others have to say.

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Post  stylz4christ on Fri 16 Nov 2007, 6:57 pm

Looking at logically I agree with dove and Anastasia both - lol! I am confused now

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Re: SMOKING and Spirituality

Post  Waqar Daniel on Sat 17 Nov 2007, 10:07 am

I never wanted to see this discussion on this forum. I am not advocating smoking here. Anyone who smokes must leave it. However, smoking has nothing to do with our spirituality and the Pastor is wrong in preaching that.

For the Kingdom of God is not of eating and drinking but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit Romans 14:17 (LITV)

There are many TV Evangelists who are bringing doctors on their shows who literally blaspheme and preach Hindu faith. They call meat as dead food and preach us to have vegetables and not meat. However, when we read Bible we read that God blessed meat. How then, one can call meat a dead food when God blessed it? God himself provided Israelites with meat when He brought them out of Egypt in the wildernesss.

Therefore, smoking although a bad habit has nothing to do with spirituality, righteousness and Holy Spirit.

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Re: SMOKING and Spirituality

Post  thirsty on Sat 17 Nov 2007, 6:25 pm

Thank you Daniel for explaining it very well. It was at the back of mind and struggled with this for a long time. I have also heard the same type of preaching that if you smoke, Holy Spirit never comes on you.

Now it is clear to me that Kingdom of God is not matter of eating and drinking. We should be more considered about our thoughts and actions.

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Re: SMOKING and Spirituality

Post  saved on Sun 18 Nov 2007, 2:53 am

Thank you Daniel for explaining this controversy so well. I have learnt so much on this forum. Really Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking.

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