First, I would like to go into the dangers of smoking and what it can do to not only yourself, but to your loved ones and others around you. Cigarettes contain tar and other carcinogens (which can cause cancer), nicotine (addictive, makes your heart beat faster, and causes high blood pressure), and carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas that binds to hemoglobin and reduces the amount of oxygen your blood can carry.) Smoke one cigarette a day, and these awful things already begin to happen:
Smoking during pregnancy causes:
Non-smokers breathing air containing cigarette smoke also experience an increased risk to their health. Second-hand smoke may have 50 times more cancer-causing nitrosamines and three or four times more carbon monoxide than directly inhaled smoke. Sorry to say, but that makes the smoker a murderer if somebody dies due to second-hand smoke!
You are killing yourself along with women, men, and children of all ages with this awful and demonic habit. Smoking has cost many thousands of smokers and non-smokers alike life and limb due to smoking related diseases worldwide and continues to grow. Tobacco use and its costs are in the billions annually!
Second, my friend, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is willing to save your lost soul from sin and change your life and your habits and help you live a Godly, happy, joy-filled, and peaceful life. He does not want to see you in Hell (John 3:16). The eternal fire and torment that awaits those that rejected Christ as Savior is so awful, it is undescribable. You will not light up a cigarette in Hell! Smoking kills many people, both smokers, and non-smokers alike, but the Bible says, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in HELL.” (Matthew 10:28). My friend, there is a real literal burning, fiery, SMOKY Hell of awful physical and mental pain and torment that will last for all Eternity with no end and no way out. If you reject Christ as Savior, John 3:18 says that you are condemned to Hell already, but you have a free-will and a choice. I hope you choose today to trust Christ as your savior from sin and Hell.
If you were planning to give up smoking, by knowing Christ you will not only want to give up smoking, but give up any other sin in your life, for Christ already forgave you at the cross and he stands at the door and knocks (Rev. 3:20). Your body should be the temple of the Lord (1 Cor. 6:19-20 & 3:16-17) and not the temple of the devil which is who your body belongs to if you don’t know Jesus as Savior. My friend, trust Christ TODAY. Give your spirit, soul, and body to the Lord and accept Him as your personal Savior from sin and HELL. It is as simple as A-B-C to be saved. Just bow your head and pray to God in your own words and admit to him that you are a guilty sinner that deserves Hell, but that WITH ALL YOUR HEART YOU BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE YOU from Hell and change your way of life (Romans 10:9 & 13). Smoking can kill you and others, but that suffering is temporal, Hell is ETERNAL! What is your choice my friend? Will it be damnation in Hell or perfect peace and joy in Heaven.
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