Well doc, don’t misunderstand me and shut me out right off the bat. I don’t want to get too preachy and give you a list of scriptures to answer your question. In short, for born again Christians it’s a sin for us to use the Lords name in vain. The bible tells us to guard are mouth and not to let any profanity come out of it. Our words are to be truthful, edifying, uplifting and positive. Christians are not to tell someone to “go to hell”, but live a life that points them to heaven. We are not to say to someone “damn you” because originally it was said “damn you to hell” in a sense you saying you wanted them to be damned to hell for all eternally, that’s not what we’re about. Also for Christians, it’s a bad witness to the world (those who are not Christians). I believe it was James, Jesus half brother who said, “if a man can’t bridle his tongue, his religion is worthless”. It shows self-control.
Man, I would love to sit here and make you believe that I don’t cuss and swear, but that would be a lie. After 27 years of being a Christian. I still mess up showing me that I still have what we call the “old man” inside of me, that being the carnal, fleshly and sinful side of me. The side of me that I have to war against everyday, you saw war, as a Christian I see it everyday inside of me. My flesh-man warring against my spirit-man, as Christians we fight against three fronts. (1) Our flesh that being the “lust of the eye”, “lust of the flesh” and “the pride of life. (2) The world and all that it offers, bigger, better, faster and newer. (3) satan and his host of demons. Trust me he’s out there and he’s real. If you’re not a Christian he pretty much leaves you alone, because if you’re not a Christian he knows he will see you soon enough in hell. If you’re a Christian,,,, game on. He comes to do three things Kill, Steel and Destroy. The bible tells us to “be on guard for your adversary the devil is like a roaring lion looking for whom he may devour”. Don’t misunderstand me when I say he seeks to kill, steels and destroys he can’t kill you, but he can kill a Christians witness steel our joy and destroy our testimony, if we let him but "greater is He who is in us, than he that's inthe world".
One of the best ways for him to do that is to get Christians to think it’s ok to cuss and swear. The unsaved are looking at us to see if this whole Christianity thing is real or are we going to be bible-thumping hypocrites. Well I guess I did just what I said I didn’t want to do, my bad. LOL I hope this helps.
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