I was wondering….

I have recently noticed that my family has a problem with cussing & corse jesting. I know to some people this may seem like such a small issue or even a non issue, I find it a very foolish viewpoint to see things like swearing and makeing jokes that are dirty in nature as a non issue or a non problem. It is a stumbling block to many. Once you start seeing it as No big Deal then we become lax in so many other areas. I even find myself sickened to my stomach when I hear people speaking in a dirty way. I was wondering how many others out there are dealing with this issue in themselves or their families. As a kid I never thought anything of it, but today I; hear cursing everywhere. I went out to eat with my family one day and a group of man came into eat and they saw the women & children there and didn’t Think twice about curbing their tongues. I being a momma stood up, Walked over to them and said excuse me but could you please curb your language, I have my children here & there are many other kids in here. They appolagized and were very polite about it. Yet what can this say about us as a society. I hear profuse swearing almost everywhere I go and I have even seen moms yelling at their little ones, cussing the whole time and not thinking twice. It gets so bad that at times I slip and it comes out of my own mouth. I only know one way to not swear and that is just by not doing it, and if I slip, I apollagize quickly and start over. I have seen that I am not the only believer with this problem, in the old testament it happened too. I trust in the lord and I pray that I won’t stumble each day, yet I fight the urge in my flesh daily. And I know that I can’t be the only one out there whom has a family with a dad or uncle or cousin or aunt, that tells dirty jokes all the time. I Would love to hear from other believers that have deAlt with this issue and to hear what they did to curb it. I know in myself, Jesus is the only way for me to defeat any issue that. I find that when I die to myself and let jesus live Big in me; He does just that. Is it just me that has noticed the increase in filthy language and behavior in the world today? Or is it Simply an end times sign? I think that it may be both. I hope to hear from others Soon and that if any believers are suffering from this problem that. Our dear and wonderous lord & Savior will deliver them from this problem in Christ jesus’ Name, Amen!!!!! )Our sister in Christ Jesus, Annette

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  1. bornagainbytheblood says:

    The Bible teaches that filthy communication, as well as all other sin, must be put away, for the deeds of the old sinful man or woman must be put to death.

    Colossians 3
    [3] For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
    [4] When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
    [5] Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
    [6] For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
    [7] In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
    [8] But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
    [9] Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
    [10] And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

    It’s popular teaching nowadays by the theories of men to proclaim that Christians will still partake of the works of the flesh, but that is deceit. If you’re having problems overcoming sin, then you must be determined to get rid of it, for you know that it equals death; Jesus will help you if you’re sincere and honest-hearted, for His blood has the divine power to set you free. To those who reject living free from sin, you will die just like Adam and Eve when you partake of forbidden fruit (sin). God and sin don’t mix.

    Genesis 2
    [16] And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
    [17] But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

    Sin equals spiritual death. Don’t let these false teachers deceive you, for they are working for satan, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

    James 1
    [12] Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
    [13] Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
    [14] But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
    [15] Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

  2. I find it very interesting that you find these root words. I am also asking myself why they think nothing of cussing. I asked once and my sister said it wasn’t a big deal because she is under the spirit of Grace & not the Law. I have seen a Change in her lately though. Also one in her spouce. It is great, and I pray that God in all his merciful ways continues his good work in them. Thank you both for your answers. I have found them interesting & inspiring. Your sister in Christ Jesus, Annette

  3. lookinforacity says:

    Hi Annette

    In regard to the situation within your family.
    From what you have said, your family has followed you into Christianity, it therefore appears as though they either are not as committed as you are in your walk, or they have not come to the point in their walk where this is an issue with them. (I’m talking about Maturity) If they are still messing their diapers, they are still babes in the Lord.
    When you say, ” I even find myself sickened to my stomach when I hear people speaking in a dirty way.”
    Why do you suppose that is?

    In the telling of a filthy, or sexually explicit joke, the person telling it, is in essence making fun of Gods’ most important gift to a man and a wife
    Maybe some day you could just ask the question,
    “If Jesus was sitting here with us would you have told that joke?”

    Becoming mature in the Lord comes from being taught, we don’t just automatically clean up our act, so to speak. The Holy Spirit makes us aware of the things we say and do, He also makes us aware of the things we see and hear. But if we fail to acknowledge the prompting of the Holy Spirit, we will then fail to bear the fruit of the Sprit. Remember Jesus said,
    Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    There should be a visible change in a person, if the change isn’t there, they are not maturing.

    Questions
    1) Your family has come out of deception, do they now just feel complacent because they are now safe, does it appear they are not pursuing a relationship with the Lord with the same zeal as you have?
    2) You have said you were the first to come to the knowledge of the truth, then the rest of your family in their own order. Why do you suppose you saw what you did, and they didn’t, why were they content to live in a lie longer than you were?

    Be Blessed
    JIM

    As your faith is, so let it be unto you, rise and be healed in the name of Jesus.

  4. bornagainbytheblood says:

    Dear Annette – this is indeed an awful time when cursing abounds; it’s very offensive, and it gives the devil a tool to work on our minds by flooding us with bad thoughts. While the devil can plant bad words in our minds, we don’t have to say them — and we must shoot those bad thoughts down. If you’re having problems speaking guile, then spend time with Jesus in the Spirit, and know by faith that His blood will set you free from the sin of guile — and any other sin, for we must walk pure and holy in His sight.

    Also, it’s important for us to recognize that we have to gird and clothe our minds with the things of God so that the devil’s fiery darts can be deflected. We are so careful to feed our hungry stomachs every few hours, but we neglect and starve our minds and become vulnerable to the devil’s assaults. This makes us weak and even depressed. And, if we’re not careful, it can make us fall into sin, which is just what the devil wants; but, Jesus has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. The soul who partakes of sin will die.

    • lookinforacity says:

      While agreeing 100%, cussing is inappropriate, especially for a Christian, how does the verbalizing of mostly bodily functions fall into the category of sin?

      Guile
      G1388
      δόλος
      dolos
      dol’-os
      From δέλλω dellō (an obsolete primary probably meaning to decoy; compare G1185); a trick (bait), that is, (figuratively) wile: – craft, deceit, guile, subtilty.

      G1185
      δελεάζω
      deleazō
      del-eh-ad’-zo
      From the baes of G1388; to entrap, that is, (figuratively) delude: – allure, beguile, entice.

      Guile is not cussing, it is deceit.

      • bornagainbytheblood says:

        I stand corrected; guile is defined as deceit.

        1 Peter 2:21-22 – For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

        Also, by-words should not be used by the born again neither. Words like “Gee”, “Gosh”, “Golly”, “darn”, “heck” and such words are substitutes for the real bad words and foul language.

        • Holyroller_11 says:

          guile is deceit,but more than that it smoking,chewing tobacco,snuff,bad language,or anything that brings harm to the temple(body) us, the cure is santification by the Spirit. ISAIAH 6;5 ,6,7 this is sanctification,

      • lookingforhope2011 says:

        Well after reading some of these posts looks like I better be getting right with the Lord. I’ve been working on trying to quit the snuff and every now and then I let a cussword slip. Whether under my breath or out loud. Im trying really hard and asked the Lord for help when I do. And to top it off im working on some impatience issues and anger issues toward myself for messing up all the time. After reading some of this sounds like I might not be saved at all!. Im a hundred percent better than I was but im way far from perfect. The bible says to confess your sins one to another and im doing that right now. So pray for me dear brothers and sisters im a work in progress with a long way to go yet!

        • Holyroller_11 says:

          Being saved or asking to be saved alone,makes you a child of God,but this is step 1,step 2 is to be cleansed inside(habits and such)by the blood of Jesus, In most cases this is a seperate work by the Spirit. In CASES where a person cannot stop ,drugs tobacco,drinking and such fleshly binders,then they must turn them over and pray for deliverence from God.other wise a hard time you will have doing it yourself! but salvation is yours as long as you seek to be set free.

          • The fact that you are seeking God & not the things of this world is your next Step. You just need to seek God; not what he can do for you. You know that he will deny you nothing unless it is against his will or bad for you. For who the son sets free is free indeed. I know that some are still babes in Christ, but being babes there comes a time to start crawling, then walking and then running. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Or I say what I want to do but I do the oposite. This is your flesh wrestling against the Holy spirit. Just be like Jacob Don’t let Go until he blesses you. Deliverence may take time. Its kind of like having a bottle of cola. If you took that bottle and opened it and set it under running water it takes away the top of the cola right away just as Jesus takes away our sins, but there are those times when we have habits that he works on a little at a time and I had root problems so it took me some time to allow God to work on them. But before you know it all the cola is gone and the bottle is clean & we are full of a river that never runs dry. That is the work of His Holy Spirit. I don’t call him the Holy spirit because it makes him sound like a Thing & not a person. But if you look At the work that God has already done for you, you are far from Lost my Brother, your problem is letting go to self and that is not always so easy but it will happen. Give up and give in to His Holy Spirit. He is a Merciful and Just God! I find that when I go to a Solitary place like a mtn top and talk With God; he talks with me. You may not have a prayer closet, but your car will do. Or anywhere that you can pray in secret. I know he believes in his people, you just need to resist the devil and trust in him. I believe in you too. Because you seek all the time. Even when you are not sure or are doubtful you still seek. So either you want God or you just like to play Hide-and-seek. Be blessed my Brother. Love, Your sister in Christ Jesus, Annette 😀

        • Holyroller_11 says:

          I have a son seeking the Lord for a miracle,he is young in the Lord, every service he has been in the alter for 2 and 3 hours,this has been going on for about 5 services so far.but still seeking. I say this to say, Often God tests us to see if we really want a deeper place,one which will never be forgotten, also the harder the battle,the greater the victory. For those who are able and are without a church, build an alter,and use it. If a church is distant,at least go 1 or 2 times a month. I have had some bad days with churches,but I also have had my greatest days in church . regardless, the church (a body of believers)and a building with its only purpose is to worship God.

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