reinbeef asked: what if we don't see the typical curses (like the f-bomb, s-word, etc) as being bad words, just words that can be used to express emotion? Cause I really think that society has portrayed them as bad words, but I don't see them as being bad, just as expressive. So I swear, and I just make sure to never use God's name in vain. Plus I won't swear in front of other people out of respect in case the people around me don't like swearing. Is that okay?
There’s no sugar coating the truth.
The f-word, s-word and any curse word are sins to say because the world sees it as a bad word. When we say it, we are saying something bad according to today’s standards. This makes us give a bad representation of Jesus, because as a follower of Christ, you are a representation of Him. And it’s these actions that cause people to disbelief in Jesus and take us as fools who don’t know what we’re talking about. case and point.
“And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” Matthew 12:36-37
“And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us.” Titus 2:7-8
It is better to be safe, than sorry.
The truth is, you don’t need to curse to say what you mean or describe how you feel. There are words with deeper meanings and their impact can be very powerful all depending on how you string your words together.
There are things in this world that are completely wrong in God’s eyes, but in the world eyes, it’s “normal”. But Jesus says that we don’t belong to this world and to not conform to its ways.
Learn now to believe and trust in God for these things that I am telling you, for a day is nearing where God’s spirit will leave this earth completely, and if you’re not strong in your Salvation, you will fall captive right into the hands of the enemy, believing in every lie that he tells you.
Kill the flesh, Live in the Spirit. Galatians 5:16
xskynetx asked: So I read your post on cursing and I don't see how a group of words created by man are a sin or how the verse referenced makes evidence it's clear. I firmly believe that cursing in prayers are the most honest and bold because it's how I feel and though God knows how I feel we should be just as comfortable with him as we are any friend or relative.
Do you curse around your family? Around your teachers?
What would you think of your Pastor if he or she cursed in every sentence while preaching on the altar or when leading you in a prayer?
Why would a Christian want be so crude and curse around GOD?
A dude named John MacArthur wrote 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.”
James also gives us three natural illustrations to demonstrate the sinfulness of cursing: “People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring.”
And Peter goes on to write, “For He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.” 1 Peter 3:10
Cursing is seen as very disrespectful.
And 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.
Cursing is antithesis to resting on God’s promises for it is a failure to follow the Lord’s greatest commandment (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.
The best thing you can do is to truly ask God for forgiveness. And ask Him with all your heart to give you wisdom to understand His truth and His word. Ask Him to guide your path into a road that walks in His righteousness. And ask him to take those words away from your heart.
Be blessed, friend.
Anonymous asked: do you cuss? I posted something on fb that had a couple of cuss words in it and the person I really look up to, totally got mad at me and asked me what was wrong with me and I said I was sorry, I wasn't thinking, and they said "you usually aren't" and then went on to tell me how I'm making bad choices and not standing for Christ at all and I need to quit acting like I have nothing to be happy about.... but I've been really unhappy and depressed lately. I know it was wrong, but it hurt too... :(
I’m sorry that that happened to you, anon. That person didn’t approach it in the correct way and to that I’m sincerely sorry.
To answer your question,
No, I don’t curse anymore. I gave up my sailor license a looong time ago Hahah. I came to the realization that I really don’t need those words to say what I mean or express how I feel. Also, in the bible, Jesus tells us that whatever comes out of a persons mouth reflects what’s going on inside a persons heart (Matthew 15:18).
I may not know what’s going on in your life right now, but I do know that if you turn and ask God for help, He will help you get out of this depression.
Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28
So, turn to Him and give everything to Him and don’t hold anything back. Trust in Him. I’ll be praying for you, anon.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” Exodus 20:7
Anonymous asked: do you think there are different levels of swearing? i mean, obviously some words are worse than others, but can your intent alter the "harshness". like, if you just curse to yourself in your head, compared to cursing directly AT someone. or is it all the same in God's eyes?
Sin is a sin is a sin. Whether we do it in our mind or in our actions.
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for their hypocrisy when He talked about how hate is as serious as murder.
But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a causeshall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. (Mat 5:22)
And lust in heart is as serious as adultery.
27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery. 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Mat 5:27,28)
Sin begins in the heart! Even if you don’t say it/express it!
“What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’”
every time we say something the enemy uses it as an excuse to attack us and have an argument against us! Don’t let the enemy get a cheap shot at ya! its not worth it!
So my opinion, its never Good to say evil over your life, or over the people you should be saving!!! We are saving the world from hell, not sending them there! =D
God bless you!
Anonymous asked: what are your views on cursing?
well, personally I’m not such a big fan of cursing.
I was never one to curse like a sailor. ha.ha. but I would let a curse word slip out here and there.
What got me to stop doing this is realizing that I as a Christian have an image to uphold. Being Christian and cursing just doesn’t mix very well together & the context in which cursing is used can actually be sinful.