Dear brother,You are very close to shooting yourself in the foot. If you are departing from 'Christianity' for God Himself, do not imagine you are heading for a less stringent squelch gate. In your favour, you may not have thought through, thoroughly, the implications of your complaint, and in His favour, there is His infinite mercy..... BUT, as He IS 'THE WORD', it is inescapable that He cares deeply about what comes out of the mouth of those who claim to represent His interests on earth. Besides, Jesus said:Luke 6:45"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. [b]For[/b] out of [u]the abundance[/u] of the heart his mouth speaks. Believe me, many times I've been grateful for this truth, not because of feeling convicted by what was coming out of my mouth [i](Although that too!)[/i], but because sometimes the mind is by-passed, and the greater integrity of the heart-in-tune-with-God, can be manifested by how one prays. One of the functions of your mind should be to intelligently (of which you have plenty) and conscientiously, editing what comes out of your mouth, precisely because it [i][b]gives away[/i][/b] the state of your heart.....And the more you do this, the more your heart is either shown up as in need of a clean-up, or, conditioned by the exercise, to bring forth pronouncements which edify their hearers.It's a challenge, but one which you are eminently able to meet.
Jordan, I apologize for not reading carefully through to the end of your post where your REAL concern is expressed and quite well at that. You said:
God doesn't really care I believe about those girls saying "omg!"--
. I believe we really cross the line into religion and out of spirit.
whose religion does far worse things in thought and deed.
roadsign,Dear sister, I must disagree with you to a degree. I agree that 'not cussing' cannot be the only measure of one's walk with the Lord, but it is a big one. This is from experience in the ministry, and from observation of my brothers and sisters in Christ.It is not always, but most always true, that most who curse have a more liberal view of Scripture. Not only this but they tend to have issues with larger sins: lust, theft, anger, etc. As well, they often time have a harder time understanding the Scriptures and a harder time disciplining themselves to pray and study daily.Simply I mean that one that tends not to bring every thought captive and let curses come out of their mouth, tends to have other normal human tendencies get out of control. In other words, a little cussing here and there, usually goes hand-in-hand with a little pornography, or a little 'buzz' here and there. However the Bible calls these fornication and drunkenness. I think of how the Bible uses the words "blessing and cursing" as opposites. Jesus said that if one cannot be trusted with little, how could they be trusted with true riches. I think the same of one that cannot control their tongue, cannot be trusted with the annointing of God in their message. Isaiah had his lips purged before God would even call him.This is my opinion as a relatively new Christian (4 yrs), but in all honesty, I think I will say the same thing after 20 more.Maybe I am just too much of a fundamentalist or something, but I say, 'let him that cusses, cuss no more.'
the absence of profanity offends no-one!
First off... "freedom of speech" does not apply to a private forum. It is a priviledge to post here, not a right. And as the owner, Sermonindex has a legal right to allow and prevent any type of speech he wants. Secondly... when you registered to this forum you agreed to certain rules. Now you want to disobey them? Where is God in that type of attitude?Thirdly... [b]Eph 4:29[/b] [i]Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.[/i]I dont about y'all... but kinda shuts the door on the whole thing.
This is another reason that I tire of Christianity
Dear sister, I must disagree with you to a degree
one that tends not to bring every thought captive and let curses come out of their mouth, tends to have other normal human tendencies get out of control.
"freedom of speech"
teaching and expecting good manners is not necessarily hypocritical. It should be about respecting one another, not [merely] about looking polished on the outside.
I was giving the Gospel to a guy a few months ago and he was a bit 'rough' in the speech department. Anyway, he got saved and phoned me up that night and I noticed he still used some off colour words, I never corrected him or quoted any scriptures about his language. I have noticed over the months that he has stopped swearing (while he's talking to me at least, maybe everywhere) and he's trying his best to give up the cigarettes. To me he has had a true conversion and the fruits are beginning to show.Some people, when they are saved, never use another cussword, stop smoking and drinking overnight, but I didn't and most of the Christians I know have some things that still need dealing with.If they are not saved, then we cannot complain about their language, if they are, then we should always point them in the direction of Jesus, He and He alone will deal with them, otherwise it's done in the flesh and will not last.Just my two centsSte
Jordan,I, for one, really appreciate the editing the moderators do to keep this forum edifying for people who have to deal with carnality, who strive to live victoriuosly over sin AND temptation, who work to honor and glorify God. Since they are the owners of it, they have the right to set the rules and enforce them. We are their guests, like another poster said.I used to go participate in another forum, and sir, there was no moderating, people were nasty. Christians were held up to ridicule; some Christians would bait their critics and you would have some full-blown fights...and the moderators just let it go....Sir, this site is so kind, generous in comparison. About the use of certain words: sir, if your vocabulary is so limited you have to frequently resort to barnyard language for adjectives perhaps you should take a good dictionary and see if you cannot improve it with a greater variety in which you can express yourself. Sir, you are never too old to learn. I am 59 years old and am still learning....new words.Blessings,ginnyrose
Jordan's account was deleted due to this thread:
Pies. One thing I notice about this Lounge is that the topics are always 'religious' or 'political'-oriented. So I thought I'd turn the tables and discuss, well, let's start with Pies? I am just getting into making pies myself. Pumpkin pie is the only thing I've made so far (I'm taking it slow). Could you all (whoever out they may be a fellow pie-person!) maybe share your own pie-recipes, for crust, for the filling (what good fruits or what-have-you are good for it?)... and then the other basic instructions of what baking temp. you prefer & time, etc.Pie is a simple thing to make but is very enjoyable and nutritious!Jordan
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