Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Swearing 101 #@$%&*

Every day we are bombarded by it, Our culture has said its ok. It's the norm. It's cool. Everyone else is doing it.


It's OK for us, Right? Well to borrow a phrase we use with our dog Faith, "Aaaaent Wrong!" ( Its kind of funny to watch how fast her ears drop and she shrinks over to you for a hug) Guess again.

The bible says:
Colossians 3:8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
James 3:10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 
Proverbs 13:3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
1 Peter 3:10 For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;
James 5:12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Are we getting the picture? To me, it would seem that God hates swearing (cursing, oaths or anything else we want to call it).

When we became a Christian we became a new person.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Why would we want to un-bury a corpse? Well, that's what we do when we swear as a Christian because it's unburying our old selves that died at the foot of the cross. And I don't know about you but I don't want to dig it up.

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