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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Question: What is wrong with smoking? Answer: Perhaps I should turn the question around and ask “What is right about smoking?” After all, it is an expensive habit that is known to cause damage to the body of the smoker. So what benefit does smoking give that should cause a Christian to consider it? Tobacco…

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