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Friday, December 11, 2009

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)

Several articles about smoking can be found by clicking on the following link: