Thursday, July 27, 2017

About “vaping” and other ways to abuse our bodies

At a recent house party to which we were invited, I saw a young lady "vaping." Having never seen a vaping device, I went out on the porch for a "greet and meet" and to ask if I could see it up close. Well, the first thing that hit me was the overpowering, chemically-produced smell of brownies - which immediately started swelling up my sinuses, as I have severe reactions to any chemical scents. (Yes, perfumes are practically a death knell for me, and some will cause my lungs to shut down and cause me to pass out in under a minute, if I don't get away from the person!)

Regardless, while striking up a conversation, I discovered that her "vape-mod" (a surprisingly heavy device housing batteries that connects and transfers power to the atomizer) produced "E-Juice" consisting of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, food flavorings, and sometimes nicotine which is heated to create vapor for inhalation. This left me wondering why any rational human being would want that stuff in their lungs, which were designed to breathe AIR!

I wasn't able to stick around very long because I found her "vaping" to be not only nauseating, but the chemicals were giving me a headache. I listened, nonetheless, as she proudly explained that it was safer than smoking and that she enjoyed it and loved all the flavors that vaping provided. (Never mind that, like perfumes or "regular' cigarette smoke, her "favorite flavor") might bother OTHERS....)

Well, I personally hated the smell her vaping device produced, but kept my mouth shut, thanked her for allowing me to get an up-close look at her vaporizer and left, wondering what mental flaw causes people to insist on deviating from and rebelling against "normal". YHWH made every organ, every cell in our bodies for a specific purpose, yet humans insist on altering that purpose for their own "pleasure." Never mind that their pleasure might pose a danger to their health or the health of an innocent bystander. Never mind that their pleasure might be viewed as SIN in our Creator's eyes.

YHWH commands that we take care of our "temples" - but many don't think about that when putting smoke or chemicals in their lungs, or abuse ANY organ for something it was never intended, or when they feed their precious systems drugs or alcohol to "get high"; or even eat too much food, which leads to illnesses of various kinds (Genesis 3:6; Deuteronomy 21:20; Ezekiel 16:49; Philippians 3:19; Proverbs 23:2, 28:7; 1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:7, 15:32, etc.).

6 comments:

  1. Why do people do things (smoking and drinking as well as athletics) that bring harm to their body? Why can't they learn from their mistakes and recognize YHWH as Creator, Redeemer and King?

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    1. Good question, Kevin! I personally believe it's because (1) they allow their carnal side to rule their life; and (2) because they have no personal self-control.

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  2. Even after walking with YHWH for hundreds of years Righteous Noah got drunk from his vineyard after the flood. Why did he do that? Nicotine,alcohol,prescription medications,etc. are all addictive. There are many reasons people start using them...peer pressure,escape,pain,mental disorders and on and on. Its very sad. I'm a nurse and I see plenty of people with advanced heart disease still smoking. They know it's hurting them, but the addiction is too much to conquer themselves. Even with cessation options available most won't stop. Maybe there is a mental flaw that predisposes some people to self destructing behaviour. At least the lady was on the porch outside and not in the house. I have to educate many mothers to not smoke cigarettes and feed their babies at the same time. It is a very frustrating world. Thank you for your posts as I very much enjoy reading them and your website.

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    1. Harmony, thank YOU for your awesome input! We truly appreciate it when people like you take the time to help educate the world!

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  3. This subject about taking care of our temples is touchy, because it includes a whole lot of belivers too- Teachers, Preachers, Pastors and Rabbis not excluded. The 'eating too much food', and add lack of exercise (includes me). Sin is sin.

    I agree, that abusing our own bodies is contra to taking care of our temples, and to impose the harm onto others is most grievous. At times we are selfish, an example- I know someone whose father is only 50+ that went into surgery for heart/circulatory issues- for the third time, Due to poor food choices. So, two children are waiting for their dad to live. And after the first dad surgery, they observe what the mom eats, and bug her to eat well.



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  4. i have been SEVERELY ADDICTED to nicotine. 35+ years now.
     
    Carmen stated:
    "Never mind that their pleasure might pose a danger to their health or the health of an innocent bystander."

    my response:

    1. YES.
     i am fully aware that my health is endangered!
    - i FULLY KNOW THIS!

    2. YES!
    i am fully aware and concerned about the "health of an innocent bystander"!
    - i FULLY KNOW THIS!

    A few more points i would like to make:

    3. Being a follower of YEHUSHUA/YESHUA, i am admonished by HIS SPIRIT to quit/stop/discontinue!
    - i FULLY KNOW THIS!

    HOWABOUT OTHER ASPECTS OF THIS PARTICULAR ADDICTION?

    - HOWABOUT
     "Spreading the Gospel", whilst having a cigarette hanging from my mouth?!

    - HOWABOUT
    "flicking a finished cigarette onto the ground"?!
    (STEWARDSHIP/respecting HIS Creation).
    This flicking a smoke onto the ground ALSO creates many wildfires and even house fires!

    - Smoking in front of children/teen agers!

    - Harms families financially as cigarettes/vaping/snuff; etc. , costs money!

    - COST SOCIETY BILLIONS IN HEALTH CARE!
    ________
    O.k., so, lets assume i have not all but most bases covered (above):

    And, as a fellow believer, i take your post as a sister in MESSIAH as an admonishment, and that YES, Carmen, YOU ARE RIGHT!

    SO...where does that leave us?
    ________
    LETS SEE:

    Carmen Stated:
    "(1) they allow their carnal side to rule their life;".

    AS FOR my nicotine addiction.VERY TRUE.

    Carmen Stated

     (2) because they have no personal self-control."

    TRUTH, (especially concerning cigarettes)!
    BUT i shall humbly submit THIS):

    1. i HAVE COME A LONG WAYS DOWN A VERY DARK EVIL ROAD...SEEKING HIS "WAY".

    THUS:
    John 14:26 King James Version
    But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    - i AM learning...AND STRUGGLING to KEEP HIS TORAH MITZVAH AND MESSIAH'S TEACHINGS.

    2. i AM STRUGGLING...AND WINNING MANY BATTLES IN FOLLOWING my KING; THE MESSIAH!
    And some thibgs i fall far short ; and even gi "prodigal son"!
    (sexual lust and desire for women)!
    - thus...i crawl back to HIM like the
    dirty lice infested maggot eating dog i am...
    crawling back to my FATHER WHOM ART IN HEAVEN!
    - A BATTLE IT TRULY IS!

    3. Am doing all i can to FOLLOW MESSIAH'S EXAMPLE:

    1 Peter 2:21 King James Version
    For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
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    SO...finally Carmen, and also to my other Brothers and Sisters:

    Please be merciful ABD compassionate...
    with those unworthy
    dogs LIKE me!

    We ALL are on a journey. Some, and YES, even your fellow Bretherin like me, are
    not WHERE you obviously are on
    THE PATH THAT FEW SHALL FIND.

    But be merciful. Admonish, YES.
    But AT LEAST I AM SEEKING HIS WAY!
    I AM SEEKING HIS KINGDOM WITH
     my dog-heart!

    AND...

    PLEASE REMEMBER THIS:

    i am a brother in MESSIAH.

    Please show mercy for THOSE WHOM DO NOT
    EVEN KNOW HIS WAY.
    AND SHOW MERCY FOR THOSE WHOM
    CHOOSE NOT HIS WAY!

    -For those whom are NOT HIS HEAVENLY FAMILY,
    remember yet that THESE...our "neighbour's",
    are still to be loved as we are to love ourselves!

    i DO have the best answer there is in ALL REALITY, once you admonish/attempt to convince-pursuade another person:

    PRAY TO THE FATHER ON their behalf!

    So...i humbly ask...

    Carmen:

    Please, please, would you Pray to HIM on my behalf?

    i am so very weak.

    Love from an un-worthy lowly dog

    -(Whom HAS
    several cords of wood piled high,
     in his un-righteous, eyes).

















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