Cussing Christians?

“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.” Luke 6:45

I am going to give you my opinion. My opinion and about $1.30 will get you a small cup of coffee. My opinion is based on my experience and the Word of God. When God saved me He really changed my life. Old things did pass away and all things really did become new. {2 Corinthians 5:17} The things I once loved I found myself hating and the things I once hated I found myself loving.

He gave me a new nature with new appetites. He made me a new creature. When God saved me He cleaned my mouth up. I stopped cussing. I stopped telling dirty jokes. I stopped making little off-color remarks. And since that time foul language grieves me. I don’t like to hear people cussing.  I cringe when somebody takes the Lords name in vain. I didn’t change on my own, He did it. When I was saved God moved into my body.

Were you aware that God dwells in His people? “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” {1 Corinthians 3:16} What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? {1 Corinthians 6:19} “… 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.”  {2 Corinthians 6:16} Does God the Holy Ghost live in you?

Jesus said out of “the abundance of the heart” a person speaks. Whatever your heart is full of will come out. If you have a foul mouth it is because you have a foul heart. If you have a dirty mouth it’s because you have a dirty heart. If your mouth is always saying little off-color sexual remarks it is because you have an abundance of off-color sexual remarks in your heart. {Titus 1:15}

I have given you the Word of God and my own personal experience. Now I’m going to give you my opinion. I do not believe in cussing Christians. I do not believe that a person can be truly born again and God not clean up their mouth. I do not believe that God the Holy Spirit can move inside of a person and not convict them over their foul mouth.  My opinion {based on the Word of God and my own experience} is that if you have a foul and dirty mouth you probably have a foul and dirty heart and you need to be born from above. In other words, I believe if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is probably a duck.  That’s just my opinion. Get you a hot cup of Joe and read it over again.

“…an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil” – Jesus

Matthew Henry said concerning our language {Commentary Matthew 12:22-37};

“The heart is the root, the language is the fruit”

“The heart is the fountain, the words are the streams”

The heart is the treasury, the words are the things brought out of that treasury; and from hence men’s characters may be drawn, and may be judged of.”

“It is the character of an evil man, that he has an evil treasure in his heart, and out of it bringeth forth evil things. Lusts and corruptions dwelling and reigning in the heart are an evil treasure, out of which the sinner brings forth bad words and actions, to the dishonour of God, and the hurt of others.”

Has God changed your heart and mouth?

Brother Shawn

Recommended reading,

Biblical Salvation, James A. Stewart

No Holiness, No Heaven, Richard Alderson

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