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Let me clarify what I said below

I don't believe that a vote of men can make something wrong that isn't wrong.

But I don't believe that a vote of men, societies declining standards (which is vain, and I like Pilgrim Progress's definition of that - see the chapter on Vanity Fair, and this is important, or yourself can make something right either.

I use to smoke a long time ago. It was a huge mistake, and does cost you if you smoked as much as I did.

The Bible says that "there is a way that seems right to man, but that way leads to death". I remember I use to justify all sorts of vices for myself (and they aren't crimes against others, but they're still sins), as long as they didn't harm anyone else.

It lead to all sorts of dangerous situations for myself, waste, harm and potential harm. The Bible lists drunkenness and other vices like going to whorish women as sins, and God is wiser than you are, and it's His own Word so you can avoid bad things and bad company - even if it seems ok to you - God's word is "a lamp unto my feet".

And I can't say my family has been much better. My grandfather died of smoking, my father died of drinking, and some of my extended family just weren't any good on other things. But at some point, I woke up and said, this isn't any good. And, God saved me from my own foolish situations. And, look, it's actually in His Word not to do those things. God is who says what a sin is.

Proverbs 16:25
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

James 4:4
know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?

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