Cussing – That Ought Not Be

There are four types of “cussing.”

One is blasphemy, which shows disrespect or worse to Almighty God and is explicitly forbidden in the Ten Commandments.
The second is cursing, which declares your wish that someone or something would suffer eternal damnation.
The third is obscenity, usually having to do with bodily functions.
The fourth is the intense insult – which is explicitly forbidden in the New Testament..

Somebody said that the worst thing a person can say to another is, ‘Go to Hell!’ Christians say that since God according to Paul wants all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, it is a sin to wish that God would send a person to Hell. It is impossible to wish anything worse on anyone.

To determine whether cussing is a ‘sin,’ we need to first discuss what sin is,”

The Bible tells us that sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7, Joshua 1:18),

Sin is furthermore described as imaginations of the unrenewed heart (Genesis 6:5; 8:21), defiling (Proverbs 30:12; Isaiah 59:3), disgraceful (Proverbs 14:34), and unrighteous (1 John 5:17),

Scripture has much to say about how Christians ought to use their tongues, Jesus specifically taught that what comes out of a man’s mouth is evidence of what is in his heart.

Luke 6:45 says, “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.’”

Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:29, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” John MacArthur has written of this verse, “The word for ‘corrupt’ refers to that which is foul or rotten, such as spoiled fruit or putrid meat. Foul language of any sort should never pass a Christian’s lips, because it is totally out of character with his/her new life in Christ.”

The final portion of the verse offers a worthy use of our tongue: “what is good for edification.”

God-related curses are right off the table if one takes the third commandment seriously at all,” “But what is a Christian to do with the remaining ‘strong language’? The words themselves hold only the power we give them.

Obscenities, tend to be powerful indeed, because to linguistically reduce something or someone to the level of biological functions (and their resultant products) is almost always an act of contempt; And contempt is toxic.

What I don’t understand is how some so-called Christians can praise the Lord with the same mouth that they cuss.

This is how I see it … if you cuss and curse and use the language of the world, how are you different than the world? If you ‘f’-this and ‘f’-that and ‘d’-this and ‘d’-that… how can you praise the Lord the next sentence and proclaim Christ’s word?

When we accepted God, Christ and the Holy Spirit, we are changed from within. We have to show to the rest of the world that we are, in fact, different than the world. When an old friend sees the new Christian in you, they should see the fruit of the Spirit working in you. This should also reflect in your words to friends, family and anyone else you come in connection with.

today’s definition of swearing are not a part of who Christ is and how we as followers should act. I believe the Bible is very clear in these respect.”

James gives us three illustrations from nature to demonstrate the sinfulness of cursing: “With [our tongue] we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh” (James 3:9-12).

Finally, 1 Peter 3:10 says, “For He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.”

We can conclude that it is without question a sin to curse. As Christians, we are expected to rest on the promises of God, “cleansing ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1).

“We are called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20), representing His kingdom and standards,” writes Eric Pement. Ambassadors are not truly at liberty to represent themselves or their own ‘authenticity.’ Nowhere in the Bible do we see Jesus Christ using foul language, and when we convey His message and character, we must take care not to degrade it by foul talk.

“People expect non-Christians to look out for their own interests and to bend if the pressure is enough. However, both the world and the Lord expect different behavior from Christians,” writes Pement. “The sheep of Jesus have been ‘bought with a price’” (1 Corinthians 6:20).

Cursing is contrary to resting on God’s promises for it is a failure to follow the Lord’s greatest commandments — to love God and to love people (Matthew 22:37-40). When we curse an individual, we do not love people and when we curse God, we do not love Him. Thankfully, God forgives us of our sins through the redemption found only in Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

If you are reading this and do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I would like to extend this invitation to you to receive the gift of salvation today. You can do so by praying and truly believing the prayer below, or by praying to God in your own Words.

I confess that I have sinned against You, and I know that there is nothing I can do by my own efforts to change my condition. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood and died on the cross for my sins; And that He rose from the grave on the Third Day to grant me eternal life. I know You love me, God, and I love You. I place my faith and trust only in You to conform my heart to Your will; And to order my steps everyday, from this day forward. Thank You , Lord, for saving me.

When we accept salvation, God saves us immediately, and makes us fit for entrance into Heaven, however some changes God will empower you to make easily, while making other changes will be a process that may take months or even years to make. Regardless of your situation, I assure you that the Lord loves you more than you could ever comprehend, and He will be with you every step of the way.

Pray, study God’s Word and ask Him to give you revelation of what you are reading. I also pray that the Lord will direct you to a true Bible teaching, Jesus loving church, where you can have the support of other believers.

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