Friday, March 26, 2010

Rude Words

There are words not used in polite company. Words that men should not use in mixed company, that I need not repeat here, but will discuss.

Some preachers throw them out to youth in sermons and in conversations almost as shock value, when they need to remember Paul’s comments to adults:

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. (1 Corinthians 3:1-2 KJV)

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (1 Peter 2:2 KJV)

Our youth should be hearing of sin, not graphic descriptions of specific sins, or impolite words applied to specific people in condemnation. Yes, the words are written in the Bible and they do describe specific sins. But they are not necessary to use in teaching children.

One of the words I’ve heard from such a preacher is not considered a New Testament church word, used only four times toward the end of Revelation, but has been used multiple times in his sermons and in describing a high school girl during a meal we shared with a group of others.

Another derogatorily descriptive word is found only once in the Old Testament, but is used extensively today from many preachers as though it is the unpardonable sin.

The Bible tells us there is but one unpardonable sin and it has nothing to do with desires of the flesh. God also tells us He is willing that all come to repentance.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Christian church members must have forgotten that we’re told to make that happen.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20 KJV)

It was also written to those who teach the congregation God’s word:

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. (Hebrews 5:12 KJV)

So I make a request, give the milk of God’s word before getting to the strong meat. Spend as much, if not more, time matching the amount of words given in God’s word to express His love.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16-17 KJV)

Let God do the condemning. Let’s do the reaching.

1 comment:

  1. Praise God for his words, I love the word that convicts, and the word that blesses the heart of his children. I so pray so many others will look to his holy word and accept him for who he is, and what he can do for them, Bless you as you put the truth on this blog, amen, love it.
    Hugs Barbara


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