Seven days into 2014 and it is extremely cold here in southeastern PA and other parts of the country. I hope you are staying warm. Before I get on to the swearing topic, I want to share that I am off the hotspot and back to a good Internet provider. That cheap hot spot was slow and curtailed my Internet usage. Now that things are back to normal, I am able to return to the level of blogging and commenting on various online venues as I did when I had Comcast.
I sparked something yesterday on my favorite online venue, Facebook. We are in another facet of deepening cultural decline. I for one cannot get use to people and their increased usage of swear words. On Facebook, I am seeing plenty of reposts of pro-swearing memes like this one.
Now putting this up against the word of God makes this assertion absurd. I respond that swearing is nothing but filthy/corrupt communication that goes against the Lord I also asked when is it okay for children to start swearing so they can grow in honesty and trustworthiness. Most times I do not get a response, but I did from the latest pro-swearing poster and a few of his friends. Well, one of the responses which received a few likes expressed that there was nothing wrong with children swearing and that it was free speech.
I was asked where in the bible does it talk about filthy/corrupt communication; thus, I gave them the following:
Ephesians 4:29 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.
Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
I did get a thank you from the poster of the meme. Most responses tried to play down the significance of the biblical scriptures by saying there were more important things wrong in this world compared to swearing. Even though the Lord makes it clear in his Word on what should come out of our mouths, these folks felt it was not significant. I did not respond any further. They were responding under spiritual conviction. I know the Lord is dealing with them in His way. Please see Isaiah 55:11. I leave it there.
BTW, my new Christian blog will start this Friday/Saturday.