Summary: Profanity Results In ... 1. Ridiculing obedience ... 2. Rejecting God’s Word ... 3. Rebellion against God ... 4. Refusing to give God the glory He deserves ... 5. Renounce the gospel
"Jesus Christ" in a fit of rage is profanity; saying "sh--" is a vulgarity; "f---" is an obscenity – using excrement or sex
1. The average person swears quite a bit. - TIME 4/10/13
About 0.7% of the words a person uses in the course of a day are swear words, which may not sound significant except that as Mohr notes, we use first-person plural pronouns — words like we, our and ourselves — at about the same rate. The typical range, Mohr says, goes from zero to about 3%. What would it be like to have a conversation with a three-percenter? “That would be like Eddie Murphy,” Mohr says. Presumably from Eddie Murphy Raw, not from Shrek Forever After.
2. Kids often learn a four-letter word before they learn the alphabet. – TIME 4/10/13
Mohr’s work incorporates research by Timothy Jay, a psychology professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, who uncovered the 0.7% statistic above and has also charted a rise in the use of swear words by children — even toddlers. By the age of two, Mohr says, most children know at least one swear word; it really “kicks off” around the ages of three or four.
Psychologist John Gottman - predicted which couples would divorce. The most telling indicators, he claims, are expressions of contempt. An eye roll or a mildly disdainful put-down was more worrisome than outright conflict. In fact, the presence of contempt in a marriage affects not only the survival of the relationship, but even the immune systems of the parties involved; spouses who live with chronic contempt get more colds than those who don't.
Contempt is a mixture of anger and disgust, expressed from a position of superiority. It denigrates, devalues, and dismisses.
Profanity Results In
• Ridiculing obedience—Deut 29:19-20
• Rejecting God’s Word—Zech 7:8, 11
• Rebellion against God—Ps 10:4-6
• Refusing to give God the glory He deserves—Rev. 16:9, 11
• Renounce the gospel—Acts 13:45
Ephesians 4:29–32 (AV)
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 (AV)
2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Luke 6:45 (AV)
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Colossians 3:8 (AV)
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
2 Corinthians 6:16–17 (AV)
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
James reminds us, our tongues are like rudders to the ships of our thought lives. Taming our language, is necessary
Our words should hallow, rather than profane, the world