Okay, my dear Sisters/Brothers-in-Christ, how many of you can remember and honestly admit to using curse words as a young Christian child or cursing others, and the trouble you would get into for doing this. Back in our younger days, curse words had always been vulgar in nature, as determined by our parents. And back in my days, being a Christian child of the 1950s meant getting your mouth washed out with soap by your mother; luckily, it never happened to me nor my younger sibling, my sister. However, this did happen to about two of my friends.
However, as we became adult Christians, these words took on a different meaning and understanding. As we read the Bible, these words, regardless of their version, the idea of using curse words takes on the insinuation that an individual has the intention and/or the desire to wish ill on someone else.
Sometimes, when someone does not that’s not pleasant to another individual, that individual might desire to seek revenge by cursing them. However, ROMANS 12:14 [NLT] tells us:
“Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.”
According to Scripture, we find the following verses, amongst others, reminding us what we as Christians need to do.
COLOSSIANS 3:8 [NLT] states:
“But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.”
EPHESIANS 4:29 [NLT] tells us:
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
And if you believe that you’re devotedly religious, JAMES 1:29 [NLT] wants to remind you that:
“If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.”
Finally, regarding cursing, let us not forget what we read in LUKE 6:31 [NLT]:
“Do to others as you would like them to do to you.”
This same message gets repeated in MATTHEW 7:12
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