Christian Cussing or Christians Cursing?




        Cussing….or Cursing?  Believe it or not, they are actually two different things.  I know there are a lot of Christians who cuss.  But did you know there are even more Christians who curse?  Including me!

     Let me explain.  When we cuss, we use $#%&# language.  When we curse, we take value away from something.  Cursing is the opposite of blessing (which means to build something up).  So when we curse things and people, we are verbally tearing them down.  That would include complaining about someone at work, or yelling at a sibling for something trivial.

     How about cussing?  In our family, we don’t say “Shut up” or “Stupid” or “Dumb” when talking about a person.  Because it tears them down.  People we know think this is pretty weird, because when they say “Stupid” we automatically say. “Stop saying the bad S word!”  They do a double take and they say, “I didn’t say that!”  To which we reply, “You say s-t-u-p-i-d (spelling it out)!”  They just sigh and shake their head.  Right Ria? 🙂  

     Cussing is a stumbling block for me.  I’m saddened when Christians cuss.  Why?  Because it doesn’t make me think they are Christian in the best sense of the word.  That is not to say that Christians who cuss aren’t Christians.  Nor is it to say that Christians are perfect.  It’s to say that we are called to be different from this world and cussing is of the world.

     Advent is coming up!  How about we give up cussing AND cursing as a birthday gift for the Lord?  What do you say?  Join me?  Let me know in the comments below!
God Bless,

Chloe M. 

    



    

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  1. Ephesians 4:29: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

    James 3:9-12: “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.”

    Luke 6:45:“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks”

    Colossians 3:8: “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. “

    James 3:10 : “From the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not be so.”

    Hope this helps!

    Chloe M.

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  2. Very good, very good. But what is cursing as stated above? It is tearing down another with the same tongue you praise the Lord with. So what if you trip on the sidewalk and let out an S.O.B.? That is not tearing anyone down, except maybe the sidewalk of course, but I doubt God cares so much for a block of man-made cement, eh?

    -Ignatius

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  3. Yet what if someone hears you cussing and knows you are a Catholic? Is your cussing a stumbling block for someone?

    And if your go-to reaction for anger at an inanimate object is to say “S.O.B.” then how easy is it to cross over – when a person angers you, you have trained yourself mentally to go to a cuss word to express your emotion?

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  4. Just wondering, how can one know what are and aren't cuss words? For example, the English consider “bloody” on par with the f-bomb, but few Americans use it, and if they do, no one cares, often just the opposite with the latter. My mother's mother is angered by the word “crap”, but my father's mother uses it without a care. Who is right?

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