John Branyan - Smoking In Church



  • 2012-01-06T05:52:21

very nice :) judge away :)

  • 2011-12-21T16:47:06

Apples are sinful, just ask Lighten up people !!!

  • 2011-12-21T16:42:44

Jeff you are so right about that !!!

  • 2011-12-21T15:12:17

Hi Olivia, blessings to you. The rest of the story comes in the next verse: Verse 11; " And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." Verse 12. " All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. I will not be brought under the power of any...etc." This was a talk of encouragement for the believer, not as a talk to judge. Please quote in context. I really believe God truly dislikes being quoted out of context making what He truly means seem like a lie to someone reading what you wrote compared to what is really written. Be contextual and the last statement you put will not be something you will put ever again. I know, I used to be just like you. Let God's grace bring a person to overcome. Let God's perfect Judicial ways correct all things. He will not hand His throne to any of us humans for we judge to easily under self-righteous reasons. Blessing to you.

  • 2011-12-21T14:55:15

PS: I do enjoy a glass of plum wine every now and then, and a dry white before I eat Italian, but I make sure it is not around someone who could stumble because of their beliefs. The wine and the right to drink it is not that important to me.

  • 2011-12-21T14:53:29

Hello everyone. I eat way less than many skinny people, believe me I am around a lot of them, but I am overweight and resting in Christ to overcome it. I am not offended by what you said Annette about overweight people because I am not a glutton and I follow one great woman of wisdom's (Mrs. Roosevelt) saying, (paraphrasing) "A person cannot hurt or offend you without your permission." I am a new grandmother, no one has permission to offend me today. I did thoroughly enjoy the above video. I have often wondered what a preacher would do if someone lite up during the service. Oh yeah, all the skinny people around me are on multiple medications for diabetes and hypertension, but my own doctor says I have supernatural health. All my numbers are perfect. Give me supernatural health over man's view of it any day.

  • 2011-12-19T19:58:22

God loves you the way your are, but you must try to be like Jesus if you truly believe & say you love Him. Until then God loves you...END OF STORY & ARGUMENTS ON HERE.

  • 2011-12-19T19:09:51

Jennifer.. I am a smoker. I have been most of my life and I laughed at this. My thought is the wording was what I had an issue with. I have been on many different sides of the coins in addiction. I am a smoker and I have been overweight, I just feel that going online and stating what you did could be looked at as very judemental and degrading to people. I am not a drinker and don't do drugs. But, I know many who have struggled and I love them for exacly who they are.

  • 2011-12-19T04:48:33

Certain medications also make people so called overweight, if they didn't take those medications then they would be that then suicide..which of course is also a sin?

  • 2011-12-19T04:15:25

He's making a joke, Al, but there's a message there. God made tobacco...but whose idea was it to smoke it? (Paul tells us not to be "puffed up" so that one's forbidden.) He also made marijuana plants...shall we "enjoy" those, too? (There's no Scripture that forbids it, by the way.) And grapes--yes, let's take a fruit that already tastes delicious as grape juice, let it FERMENT, then drink it for recreation. Yea, all part of God's plan, I'm sure. Oh, this is just a joke, Al, so don't take my comments seriously. No Ex-Lax required.

  • 2011-12-18T04:26:40

'Sarah J. McBee' Sweetheart, I was commenting and pointing out the fact that the first guy was judging. LOL

  • 2011-12-18T04:19:48

Jennifer Lynne Chambliss ~ the problem is you're judging someone by ONE aspect of them.. that they SEEM overweight to you. Have you not heard of any of the diseases people can have that make them that way??? Everyone's metabolism rate is NOT the same.. I feel there is only One who's allowed to judge. If you THINK someone has a problem.. try to HELP them/build them up not make it worse by trying to knock them down. By judging and making comments like I've seen, that's exactly what you are doing.. causing someone to go eat more, drink more, smoke more.. WHAT EVER the case may be. We ALL have our faults and sins and they go far beyond those things I've listed. Gossiping, lusting, jealousy.. it's all the SAME = sinning. I'm a sinner too, but I prefer to be judged by Him, not anyone one GodTube or facebook!

  • 2011-12-18T03:44:16

Nancy Nelson Fidler If you will read you will see that I did say " I am not trying to be mean". AND I do stand by my statement that people will condemn the smoker but not the over eater, less active. I have seen this in practice. It is an all to common occurrence. I have a question. Why is it rude to say something about the overweight but not a smoker? Seems like a HUGE double standard to me. Oh, and I am an alcoholic. BUT there are people who are not and they can have a drink occasionally.

  • 2011-12-17T00:02:38

Now THAT'S funny!

  • 2011-12-15T17:20:49

I would send this hilarious video to my unbelieving friends, but I am afraid they would read the comments and never want to go into a church again... Why must we get offended so easily?

  • 2011-12-15T16:58:00

I agree with Sarah. You don't have to talk down to those who may have a problem. Jesus wouldn't have done that. He didn't even do it to the woman at the well. God made all things but we need to be discerning enough to know what is "beneficial" to us.

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