4. THE QUESTIONS WAS:
When sitcom characters shout, “Oh my G__!,” which commandment are they breaking?
a. 2nd commandment
b. 10th commandment
c. all the commandments
THE ANSWER IS……. A…….2nd commandment (‘You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.’)
With so many violations of this commandment all around us, it is easy to get desensitized to the seriousness of such phrases. Doing it without realizing it? Don’t worry. Start anew today.
Got a potty mouth? Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to………
Cuss Control Academy (http://www.cusscontrol.com)
For more info on mouths that need soap, see:
Four-letter words are uncreative, unoriginal, worn-out and offensive to God. E-mail your most effective and creative alternative words and phrases. (The following ones are all taken: Rats! Nuts! Caramba! Baloney! Balderdash! Hogwash! Holy Frijoles! Holy Mackerel! What on earth! What in the world! Holy Tamale! Holy smokes! Holy Toledo! My left foot! Hooey! Fudge! Rubbish! )
Here’s what the Bible says about foul language
Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his mouth protects his life; to open wide one's lips brings downfall
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity
Colosians 3:8-10 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him."
Matthew 12: 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment."
Psalm 19:14: "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."
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