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Thou Shalt Not Cuss

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Sermon shared by Denn Guptill

September 2010
Summary: It's seems that what was taboo language a few years ago is the norm now, but does that make it right?
Denomination: Wesleyan
Audience: General adults
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t usually swearing at me.
My dad put it in perspective for me a long time ago when he told me that “obscenities are the refuge of illiterates and children.” Which kind of echoes the words of William Ward who said “Profanity is the use of strong words by weak people”
And you know what? When I hear someone cuss I automatically make value judgements about them, I know it’s not right but I immediately put them into a stupid category, not necessarily uneducated there are a lot of educated and seemingly intelligent people who talk as if they had been to hell for a post-graduate course with the devil as their speech instructor, but they sound stupid. George Washington said “The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.”
So why do people do it? I don’t know. But I here are some ideas: “Ten Reasons People Swear.”

10) It makes my mother proud

9) It proves I’m a grownup

8) It demonstrates that I have self control

7) It is an indication of how clearly my mind functions.

6) It makes my conversation pleasing to everybody.

5) It leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind as to my good breeding.

4) It impresses people with my education

3) It is an unmistakable sign of culture and refinement.

2) It makes me the type of person people want around their children

1) It is my way of honouring God

Regardless of the reason you might cuss, as a Christ follower here is a reason to not cuss. The word of God tells us in Ephesians 4:29 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.
But our language is not just a reflection of who we are.
Exodus 20:7 “You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name. It’s a Reflection of How We View God

When I hear people use obscenities it bugs me and I’m annoyed, it’s like they are polluting my hearing space. But it’s different when I hear God’s name being misused. That makes me cringe inside, because then it becomes personal, they are talking about my God, my Saviour. The sad thing is that society as a whole and even Christians seem to feel just the opposite. They feel like blasphemy isn’t as bad as some other words. I don’t know how many times someone’s told me about a movie and I’ve asked the question, “How’s the language?” And I’m told that “Oh there isn’t any foul language in it” and then when I see the movie I discover that there are very few obscenities but the Lord’s name is misused time and time again. I’ve mentioned to believers about this movie or that movie that I’ve pushed the stop button or walked
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