Why Use Profanity


Introduction

It is absolutely sickening when attending a movie or watching television the profanity used today. Much of this profanity is coming out of the mouths of women and children. The movie and TV media have fostered a new generation of fouled mouth individuals who do not seem to care that these expletives exit their mouth with no compassion.

It is not only the entertainment media that foster this, but much profanity is in today’s books if not explicitly, their use of suggestive comments are used that can give way to many unclean thoughts.

So, the question is asked is the use of profanity in speech or the written word necessary? Another question must be asked, and that is, is there any occasion that profanity should be utilized?

What do the Scriptures say about the use of bad language?

Vulgar Language

Remember, each one of us is accountable and responsible for each word that we speak or write. On the day of judgment what one speaks or writes will be used to condemn us or will what we say, is to be covered by the Blood of the Lamb.

In Ephesians 5:4, it says,

4 There must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

In Ephesians 4:29, it says,

29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Scripture is clear that speaking vulgarity in any way is bad and does not edify the hearer.

Society Today

In every social scene, nowadays young and old use profanity. It seems that it has become part of one’s communication technique. Is it because one has a small vocabulary? One can hear profanity regularly used by many educated people, and they have the right vocabulary needed to communicate, so what happened? The use of profanity shows a lack of the English language skills we once had in America.

Profanity to Make a Point

The use of profanity today seems to be used for making a point. One can see this in every area of life today. It is in the written word, in music; in movies, it seems many individuals cannot speak without using an expletive. Have our educational facilities failed to teach vocabulary? Not too many years ago, communities frowned on the use of profanity in speaking. Nevertheless, cuss words appear today everywhere. The real question then, why does one need obscenities in talking?

Has society become so technologically advanced that one considers the use of foul language a sign of intelligence and effective communication skills? Even women use this appalling verbal communication; something never heard of when I was a young boy.

English is a Beautiful Language

The English language is bursting at the seams with hundreds of thousands of words, yet vulgarity has become prevalent today. English developed into a language only in the last 1,500 years by comparison with other languages in the world. Yet, educated people seem to have a limited vocabulary when they opt for the use of vulgarity.

English is a beautiful language almost lost, yet survived. The English words used today are from different languages all around the world, some good and some revolting. One should strive for a better English word and not the bad language that is spoken by the gutter rat.

Dictionary and Thesaurus

One who prepares any written or oral communication should keep a high-quality Dictionary and Thesaurus next to their work area for easy access and use. This practice, it will also help increase one’s vocabulary if these tools are used. Using these tools one will never need to employ offensive language in communicating again.

Conclusion

In closing, remember these words spoken from Holy Scripture.

In Ephesians 5:4, it says,

4 There must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

In Ephesians 4:29, it says,

29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Sola Scriptura– By Scripture Alone

Sola Fide– By Faith Alone

Sola Gratia– By Grace Alone

Solus Christus– By Christ Alone

Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God Alone

Copyright Dr. George L Gallant, ©2017

All quotes are from the:

New American Standard Bible, ©1995, Or King James 1611

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About Dr. George Gallant

I have had the opportunity to work in many fields in my life, and excelled in all of them. I started as a mechanic in the Army then went to the Infantry in Vietnam. After returning to America, I worked as a mechanic for a few more years off and on until I found a position as a Dialysis Technician until I became a Chief specialist in a major Boston hospital. In 1981, I became a Police Office in a small town in Northeast Georgia and continued to work with law-enforcement for seven years. I also preached the Word of God in the Toccoa community and wished that I could have found a church that would have taken me on to preach every week. In 1993, I became a computer programmer for many years and loved that job much. In 2003, my wife came down with the worst breast cancer one could get, so I retired and took care of her until her passing in 2006. Then in 2007, I moved to China and started teaching both verbal English and American History to high-school students; this by far was the best job I ever had. Sola Scriptura– By Scripture alone Sola Fide– By Faith alone Sola Gratia– By Grace alone Solus Christus– By Christ alone Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God alone
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