Foul Language

<<profanity>>

Our speech reveals what is in our heart, and when we give account to God for every frivolous word spoken they will either justify or condemn us (Mt 12:35,36). Our words should only be what is beneficial and helpful for others; dirty stories, foul talk and course jokes are out of place in a Christian’s conversation because they don’t reflect God’s nature within (Eph 4:29, 5:4). The tongue is very difficult to control, especially when you are tired, frustrated or around others who do not hold to god-honouring principles (Isa 6:5; Jas 3:2-12).

We must not misuse God’s name, with common expressions, such as ‘Oh my God’ (Ex 20:7).

See also: profanity, speech, swear, words.


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