What is one of the most common and often repeated sins?
It is without a doubt the one committed with the unbridled tongue.
Nearly everyone has done it, and most continue to do it both day and night.
Profanity, vile words, vulgarity and the taking of the Lord's name in vain is spewing forth from the mouths of people throughout the world non-stop!
Parents have ordered God to damn their children, and children have ordered
God to damn their parents. People have ordered
God to damn their houses, cars, tools, the driver in front of them, their relatives, the IRS and just about everything else.
Why do people speak so many profane, vile and vulgar words?
Why do so people call upon God to bring forth damnation on almost everything?
Men and women who are in the condition of
extreme anger and rage will "cuss a blue streak!"
Their children will learn and copy this almost immediately, and another generation is polluted.
We must also remember that people of all ages hear filthy and vile words in movies and on television, and then go on assimilate hell's vocabulary with ever increasing frequency.
Another reason why people have such vulgar mouths is one that is a combination
of pride and insecurity. Fully grown men and
women, especially men, often use filthy words, because they are really ten-year-olds in an adult body. Men, especially are
under the delusion that filthy words prove that they are fully matured "macho men." In reality, they sound like they were born in a cellar and never brought up.
Some of these "macho men" and vile women seem to have a vocabulary of about 25 words and use the infamous four-letter "F" word to fill in the blank spaces of their mental deficit. That repulsive four letter "F" word has been used as a noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, and as parts of speech unknown.
The truth is that profanity and vulgarity will never enhance anyone's position and neither is it funny.
It will always make you sound stupid, ignorant, and repulsive, but there are worse consequences than these.
Who is harmed by profanity? Why is it so serious? The answer to those questions is found in the Scripture.
From the Bible we learn that it is a direct sin against God himself, and it is not one that he will overlook nor excuse.
In Exodus 20:7, we find one of the ten commandments, the third one to
be exact, warns us with these words, "Thou shalt not
take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." The unbridled
tongue is a direct offense against God himself!
In James 3:6-8, we are also warned; "And the tongue is a fire, a world
of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it
defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison."
Profanity also puts us in a special status with God; it makes us his enemy or identifies us with his enemies.
Psalm 139:20 clearly warns us, "For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain." Thus, profanity is an indicator that we are not right with God, and that we are accounted to be his enemy.
"But I don't mean anything by it; they're just idle words!" That is what some may say. We must remember, however, that words many times have a much greater effect on the hearer than on the one speaking them. Words may be idle jargon to the speaker, but how is the hearer receiving them?
God, who hears every word, has this to say in Matthew 12:34-37; "O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."
If you have been caught and ensnared by the filthy habit of profanity, there is help and deliverance available from God Almighty. You must truly and sincerely repent and ask God to bridle your tongue with his Word and power. We at Last Trumpet Ministries are ready to help you to overcome this sin and any others that plague your life and the lives of those around you. Once you have received the power of salvation and deliverance, you won't be ordering God to "dammit" anymore, but rather to save souls from damnation. With this tract comes a prayer for you! I urge you to yield your life to God now, before it is too late.
David J. Meyer
Last Trumpet Ministries International
PO Box 806
Beaver Dam, WI 53916