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Christians and Cussing

Why is it bad for Christians to cuss? Why are certain words considered “bad words”?

Our mouths can really get us into trouble, can’t they? We can lie, boast, and say all kinds of hurtful things to others. And one way that God definitely did not intend for Christians to use our mouths is to use profanity or vulgar speech.

But why? What makes one string of four letters good and noble, such as “love,” “pray,” or “holy,” while another string of four letters is cause for washing out mouths with soap and more restrictive movie ratings?

They’re just words, aren’t they? So what’s the big deal about profanity? Why should Christians keep their language pure? Check out the biblical reasons in my recent article for Satisfaction Through Christ: Christians and Cussing.

And check out the Bible’s answers to similar challenging questions in my In Case You Were Wondering series. Got an ICYWW question you’d like to see answered? Comment below or click on the “contact” tab above to e-mail me.

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