A 90-second video on ‘Christians Swearing?’ by WWUTT

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When a professed Christian uses profanity, it is an affront to a Holy God, as well as a terrible witness. If you profess to be a Christian, but practice profanity, then I encourage you to “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you – unless indeed you fail the test? But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test” (2 Corinthians 13:5-6).

I love what Bible Commentator Matthew Henry said of verses 1-6.

“Though it is of Gods gracious method to bear long with sinners, yet he will not bear always; at length he will come, and will not spare those who remain obstinate and impenitent. Christ at his crucifixion, appeared only as a weak and helpless man, but his resurrection and life showed his Divine power. So the Apostles, however mean and contemptible they appeared to the world, still manifested the power of God. Let them prove their tempers, conduct, and experience, as gold is assayed or proved by the touchstone. If they could prove themselves not to be reprobates, not to be rejected by Christ, he trusted they would know that he was not a reprobate, not disowned by Christ. They ought to know if Christ Jesus was in them, by the influences, graces, and indwelling of his Spirit, but his kingdom set up in their hearts. Let us question our own souls; either we are true Christians, or we are deceivers. Unless Christ be in us by his Spirit, and power of his love, our faith is dead, and we are yet disapproved by our Judge.” [1]

[1] Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publisher, 1997) 1132.

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