Why Christians Should not Curse and Swear

The Holy Spirit implicitly tells us that cussing is sinful.

We don’t hear many sermons about cussing, and that is probably because it is universally assumed that we all know that to cuss is to sin.

But Christians unfortunately use foul language, and it dishonors God.

Just like the largest commercial airliner, the Airbus A380 is commanded by a tiny joystick (see picture above), so our tongue is the tiny joystick, “a small member, yet it boasts of great things.” James 3:5

I would like to challenge any Christian who sometimes swears and cusses to mortify such outburst of the flesh.

And to motivate us, lets looks at what Scripture has to say on this topic:

“Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” -Jesus in Matthew 15:10-11

“From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.” James 3:10

“Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Ephesians 5:4

“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.”  -Jesus in Matthew 12:36

“…the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” -Jesus in Luke 6:45

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt…” Colossians 4:6

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”  Exodus 20:7

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”  Proverbs 21:23

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2 comments on “Why Christians Should not Curse and Swear

  1. excellent topic. For some, cussing has been pushed into the category of christian liberty, yet how can one’s mouth both cuss and praise God?

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