The Bible teaches us many life lessons we can learn if we pay attention. One message it reiterates is the importance of the words that we speak. And if the words that are being thrown around in these end times are any indication, we can tell from them that our society is content with its decline into the moral abyss that will one day cause God to rain down his judgment from on high. I’ve spoken on the topic of curse words before and now a study recently came out that proves what I stated. Among the many sins we continue to pile up in the last days as being acceptable, the sin of using foul language openly can be added to the “acceptable sins” list.
Experts have discovered that calling someone “fat” or referring to their ethnicity in a derogatory manner is considered extremely objectionable whereas cursing is now hardly given a raised eyebrow. Both classes of words should be held as equally unacceptable in my opinion. Jesus stated clearly that using words to intentionally kill someone’s spirit out of hatred deserves severe punishment and is as severe a sin as physical murder, whether or not it’s a curse word (Matthew 5:21-22).
Why do people use such language? The Lord told us they do this because of their evil, sinful hearts. When people have hearts darkened by sin, the curse words that come out of their mouths is a reflection of their darkened hearts. In fact, Jesus likens them to serpents spewing venom. Observe:
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12
Yes, God is keeping a tally of our words. If we don’t repent of our evil speaking, anything we say can and will be used against us in his court of law on judgment day. So we should watch what we say. In Matthew 12, Jesus was addressing blasphemous language of religious leaders. When we stop to consider the etymology, or origins, of most swear words, they come from blaspheming God’s name or speaking evil of things he created, including our bodily functions. All of those things are to be respected in God’s eyes.
Yet, the experts have found that a majority of people nowadays have no problem with the f-word or s-word, whether or not the curses are used to refer to bodily functions. And the h-word or d-word, which are used to condemn a person’s very soul to hell, have long since passed as being considered serious swearing. There’s plenty of blame to go around for why this is happening–from adults cursing around kids to the entertainment industry placing curses in their movies, music, and stand-up comedy routines–but at the end of the day (judgment day, that is), we can only be blamed and answer for our own sins, unless we genuinely repent and ask Jesus to cleanse our evil hearts and tongues in the same manner as Isaiah in Isaiah 6:5-7.
People may call me “old-fashioned”, but I’m one who still cringes at curse words. I think I might be a bit concerned about myself if I didn’t.
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. James 3: 8-10
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you… Matthew 5
Source: Ashley Davis. Experts Explain Our Swear Words Are Changing. Opposing Views. July 3, 2013.
Harry A. Gaylord