Single Christian Individuals
Smoking Cigarettes come with a warning from the U.S. Surgeon General stating on the package that using such will kill you. God gives an even greater warning in 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, it is written...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.
If someone were to enter a church and start smoking, certainly people would be outraged. That smoker would almost instantly be thrown out of the church into the street. Ohhhhhh how greater magnitude then is the sin of defiling yourself with cigarettes than it is to pollute this building of ours ? 1 Corinthians says you are the temple of God. How then shall anyone justify defiling the temple of God? “If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him.” Let us be perfectly honest with ourselves,I truly feel those who persist in the use of tobacco cannot enter the kingdom of God for there shall in no wise enter into it heaven any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie” (Revelation 21:27.Amen!