Foul Language


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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