There is much talk about issues in Christian life. But most of the times, we simply ask the wrong questions. It’s not really, why shouldn’t a Christian do this or that, but much more, why by his very nature, he cannot continue with certain areas of her/his former life. Here is a short breakdown on seven reasons why Christians cannot smoke (even, if they wanted to):
A preacher is a dead man
consumed by the Word of God.
There are no good nor are there bad preachers. Only an emptied preacher filled with the Word of God; he hears God speak and releases regardless the circumstances – in obedience – God’s message to the people.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit,
but with humility of mind
regard one another as more important than yourselves;
(Philippians 2:3 NASB)
It’s always easy (or easier) to deal with someone who is nice and kind in a very respectful and honoring way. Sometimes, even the simple idea of someone being in some kind of a leadership position, can be reason enough to be lowly in your approach towards that person.