WWUTT: Is It Okay for Christians to Swear?

No. It is not okay for Christ-followers to use foul language.Now, some people may ask, “But, wait…what about that time when Paul used the Greek word for dung?” Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ (Philippians 3:8) Isn’t that the same thing as using a certain curse word for dung?Nice try… but no.Elsewhere, in Ephesi … [Read more...]

My Armor 25: Hold Your Tongue!

[display_podcast] James is a tough book for me to wrap my arms, head, and heart around. It sometimes seems to run contrary to the letters Paul wrote, which discuss at length how we can’t do anything to earn our salvation, we are saved by grace alone… it’s all good. But then James writes “You know… if you don’t do anything then you’re up the creek.” So, these books seem to be in contrast to one another, but they’re really not. Let me start off by telling you this: You’re going to hear all kinds … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 39: Living From the Heart, part 2

[display_podcast] For the complete story, listen to the podcast.Gentle words are a tree of life a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit; Proverbs 15:4 NLT Have you ever been in the company of an angry person?  Have you been the brunt of their issues being lashed out at you? Have you been tempted yourself to just give in to your baser self and say whatever you want to say, in spite of who hears it? The bible says a lot about out of control anger and our tongues are a major part of v … [Read more...]