GOD HATES PROFANITY
Capt. Ben Marler
I am confident that you can drive the Spirit of God away faster by
cursing than any other way. I am shocked today how so few folks understand
this and still profess to be Christians. I know where they are getting it.
If you go to movies or watch CDs of movies in short order you are swimming
in filth. If profanity is OK, why is it not included in our worship
services? Dumb question Huh?
It has been said that confession is good for the soul, so like a fool I
will expose part of my sordid past here. I graduated from a Military
Academy prior to entering FSU. The filthy stuff we said when unsupervised
was awful but would not hold a candle to the words being freely gushed at
FSU. For some reason we felt that to hold our own with our peers filthy
words were required. Strangely though, when we dated no one could have
made us repeat the words at gunpoint.
As far as the Lord is concerned, filth is filth no matter when it is
uttered. Let me ask you a question? Do you sometimes let filthy language
slip out of your mouth? I asked a friend this today and with a very
serious look he said, "Ben, if I said I didnít, I would be lying." This
precious brother in Christ has a young son that is the apple of his eye. I
told him that his son is going to "mirror him" and he must stop. If he
would pray and ask the Lord for help, God would help him instantly. He
said, "Ben, pray for me now." As I did my love for him grew greatly. He
was concerned for his son and his humility touched me.
To give you an idea what God says about this, try and remember He has told
us not to swear at all. We are to let our yes be yes and our no be no. We
are not to embellish our answers in any way. We represent Him, if we are
born again of His Spirit. He has told us we are His Ambassadors, high
officials in the Kingdom of God. Do you suppose our Government would
appoint men or women to represent our Nation who have sewer mouths? The
answer should be obvious. Like wise, the Lord is not going to use us if we
can not express ourselves in civil gracious speech.
One thing we Christians must never lose sight of the fact we are being
prepared for eternal life in Heaven. This place is so holy and pure that
only the ones cleansed by the Holy Spirit will ever see it, much less
enter. May I ask a stupid question? Is this where you want to spend
eternity or have you decided you want to roast with the devil? Surely you
donít unless you have completely lost your mind. Hereís what you can do
about it if you are one who curses.
Go to God on your knees, yes on your knees, and tell Him exactly how you
feel about your bad language. Then, humbly ask Him to forgive you. If you
understand that Jesus hung for 6 hours dying for your sins your request
will be much more sincere. Accept Godís forgiveness as it is His will to
forgive you. Jesus died for you as much as He did for the rest of us, you
are precious to Him. Then ask the Lord to remove from your vocabulary the
words that now grieve your soul.
If you are ever provoked and let a bad word go, immediately go to God in
prayer and tell Him you are sorry. Tell Him you are most grateful for 1
John 1:9 where He has promised to forgive us if we confess it. Again,
remember the price Jesus paid for your forgiveness. I donít know about
you, are anyone else, but each time I receive forgiveness I love Him all
the more. Jesus said, "Those who have been forgiven much, love much." I
guess this explains my never ending effort to win the lost to Him. Many
have no idea how much "eternal" danger they are in. Did you know that
those who die in their sins will end up paying for them? Did you know that
St. Paul said he worked out his salvation with fear and trembling? If
anyone had an excuse to curse his tormentors, he did. Read for yourself
how many times he was stoned and beaten for the sake of Christ. He would
not have been given the honor to suffer for Jesus if he was going to curse
those abusing him, Amen?
When I hear folks cursing I like to ask them one question. Do you know why
Peter only denied Jesus 3 times? When they said they donít, I tell them he
cursed. The instant the foul words left his mouth those who were asking
knew he couldnít be part of Jesusí followers. Then when Peter heard the
cock crow the second time, like Jesus said would happen, he ran out into
the darkness and "wept bitterly". God bottled each tear as they were from
his broken heart. If you find yourself also weeping donít stop. Each tear
is precious to God. This is the moisture He uses to cleanse your heart so
that the Holy Spirit has a clean place to reside.
If you are unable to cry you are not alone. Many have never been to the
Lordís cross either. When you are permitted to sit or kneel beneath
Calvaryís cross, you will I can assure you. I have been there and done
that. God allowed me to see Jesus crucified in a vision many years ago.
There is no way my tears could have been stopped. My face was awash with
At Calvary, we will find true remorse for our sinful life. Remorse is so
important because it brings validity to our confession. If you are living
as a Christian and have never truly repented of your sins, I feel for you.
I believe all you really have is religion and not relationship. You can
change this in a moment by going to God and ask Him to take you to the
Spend some time there looking upon Jesus nailed, bruised, beaten, cursed,
deserted and dying, crowned with a thorny crown. If you were to spend 6
hours with Him you possibly couldnít handle it. Even a little time is
extremely valuable; so go today and find your peace with God. When you
find it you wonít be profane anymore. And, you can tell anyone you are
going to heaven when you die. I promise!