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2/20/2014 10:06:00 AM
Smoking Sins

Editor, Times-Union:
This is an addition to Lonnie Slone’s response (Feb. 17) about legalizing marijuana.
How stupid are these people passing these laws? Jehovah God did not put anything on this earth to smoke. Tobacco leaves were put on this earth to be used in making disinfectants and insecticides. Marijuana (the hemp plant) is suppose to be used to make rope – how more simply in God’s words can you put this?
Proverbs 13:20 He that is walking with wise persons will become wise but he that is having dealings with the stupid ones will fare badly.
I would say all of the health problems that come from smoking (not forgetting all of the people that are damaged from second-hand smoke) is what you would call faring badly since the health problems from smoking usually lead to death.
Some have actually said it is like a slow suicide, on the other hand alcohol used in moderation can actually be good for your body. Even Jesus drank wine.
God gives us the choice of free will so it’s up to each individual to make the right choice, hopefully it will be the right choice, the one pleasing to Jehovah
John 17:3 This means everlasting life their taking in knowledge of you the only true God and of the own whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.
Lynn Miller

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