Question: How do you quit drinking and smoking? Answer: There is no magic involved. It really depends on your determination on what you want controlling your life, a box of leaves rolled up in paper, a bottle of liquid, or you. It won’t be easy because tobacco alters the chemistry in your body and alcohol…

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Question: Matthew 5:28 says “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Does this apply to other things? If I had a desire to smoke and drink, but I actually don’t do it, does it means that I had…

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Question: I saw your articles on smoking. I have always believed heavy smoking is bad when it is something done constantly. Actually I hate cigarettes and the only time I do smoke is about three times a year. I have a cigar with one of my best friends as we sit down talk until late hours…

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Question: Pray that God would continue to help me battle smoking.  I go days without it, thinking I am finally free, and then bam I fall flat on my face.  I cannot tell you how hard this addiction has been! Answer: All addictions are difficult, including smoking. But unless you strive against it, there is no…

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Question: I am interested in hearing your comments about pipe smoking. I don’t know anything about it, but one engaging in it says he does not inhale. I have encouraged him to quit, but to no avail and could use some help as to how to do this. Answer: The argument assumes that the only…

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Question: If it is clearly wrong from a biblical standpoint to work in the tobacco industry is it also wrong to work at a McDonalds or sell Twinkies? If I Corinthians 6:19 is prohibiting substances that are harmful to the body (besides sexual sin), then you can just as well preach against McDonalds and Twinkies…

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Question: Lots of people tell me if I smoke menthol cigarettes that I can have a loss of an erection? Is it true or not? Answer: It appears that for many years there has been a rumor that menthol cigarettes are more harmful than non-menthol brands. I suspect that this rumor has its roots in…

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Question: I was reading the article of the seven-year married woman who committed adultery with a “Christian” man and is now afraid of the possible consequences. I noticed a piece of advice that could be applied to almost anything. The advice is: “Implement plans to keep yourself pure by avoiding tempting situations.” I have an addiction…

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