“Cuss words” are evil according to the laws of man, not God. What is considered a “cuss word” changes arbitrarily with the culture and times and is usually used as an excuse for self-righteous religious folk to look down on and feel superior to “sinners”.
Lewd, foul, shameless, dirty language and potty mouth jokes about secular matters may show ignorance and lack of verbal skills but they are NOT a sin.
God tells us not to curse, a CURSE is an unacceptable verbal expression to wish another’s goods or body to suffer harm. God tells us to not take the Lord’s Name in vain which means not to use His Name for something empty or useless…
Cuss words are VAIN (empty, wasteful) words.
CUSS words that are NOT sin.
FOUR-LETTER WORDS == (fuck) (make-love word)
NAUGHTY WORDS == (cunt) (female anatomy)
INDELICATE LANGUAGE == (fart) (normal bodily function)
VULGAR LANGUAGE == (ass-hole) (anatomy)
FOUL LANGUAGE == (shit head) (bodily function)
NAME CALLING == (mother-fucker) (to incite a response)
VILE LANGUAGE == (cock-sucker) (sex act)
ANATOMICAL SLANG == (dick, cock, snatch, pussy, etc.)
One hundred and fifty YEARS ago in AMERICAN vernacular CUSS words considered FILTHY were:
DAD-BURNED (the kiddie version of god-damn?? LOL)
Saying “god-damn-it” is a VAIN (empty) CURSE not a SWEAR or CUSS word. But in an off-handed illiterate way it does say that the speaker believes in God at least…
Saying “god-damn-it” about a thing or a person is using the LORD’S name in a vain (empty, wasteful) way but is not cussing. The rich can take the name of the LORD in VAIN by saying their wealth came from their strength and intelligence and not God. OR Christians living in poverty can take the name of the LORD in VAIN by “stealing” to support themselves or family. This has nothing to do with cussing. OR televangelist scoundrel preachers can take the name of the LORD in VAIN by making money off His Name (“buy the truth and sell it not” -Proverbs 23:23) and claiming their self-delusional teachings (LIES) as TRUTH taught to them by God. (They “changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator” -Romans 1:25).
CUSSING not CURSING is generally used to emphasize a point in heated anger, ignorance or frustration that can show a limited knowledge of ones native language. To utter “god-damn-it” when mad if hitting a finger or breaking an item etc. says you are commanding God to damn or CURSE the item that hurt you… but you are not CUSSING.
The Bible says to not swear, but swearing is not cussing…loosely using God’s name in an atempt to validate a lie is SWEARING. Lying and swearing go hand in hand. For example, Matthew 26:74…then Peter began to CURSE saying, “God strike you dead if you saw me with him”. Peter CURSED men to damnation, and then SWORE in God’s name in an attempt to make others believe his lie, but he did not CUSS. Peter SWORE or lied in the name of God Almighty saying, “I know not the man Christ Jesus” but he did not CUSS.
Saying Bible words like piss, hell, ass, damn, bastard, whore, whoremonger, sodomite, etc., are not SWEAR, CURSE or CUSS words.
CUSSING is taught as sin in churches today by religious legalists with a private interpretation of the Bible. As Jesus said “They strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.” (Matt. 23:24) Meaning, they make a big deal out of things that are completely irrelevant like cussing, smoking, drinking, watching R-rated movies etc….yet they align themselves with The Kingdom of Satan by applying for and accepting a 501-C3 tax exempt status, in the spirit of Judas, selling out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
If a person feels convicted saying certain CUSS words they are feeling the pressure of modern church taboos NOT a scriptural prohibition. It’s a trap that Satan uses to get unbeliever’s to believe that they are unworthy of God’s grace because they CUSS…or drink…or smoke…or eat meat…or use caffeine…or watch R-rated movies…or dress immodestly…or because they listen to music that has loud bass… etc. etc. Any excuse that Satan can get them to think of so that they turn away from God because he is too “judgemental” ( Jesus said “I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.”….although when he returns he will be in full “Judgement-Mode” and ready to kick some ass! Burning the tares, collecting the wheat harvest into his barn. )
Jesus called the religious establishment (the pharisees) of his day a brood of vipers and white-washed sepulchers full of dead men’s bones, Jesus used STRONG LANGUAGE to prove his point and I would bet that the religious establishment of his day looked down on him for “cussing” especially since he hung out at bars with sinners and was considered a wine-bibber and drunkard, and of “questionable reputation” for overturning tables and whipping money changers in the temple and because he let a prostitute wash his feet with her hair. Cussing is NOT a sin…but cursing, swearing, lying and vain usage of the Lord’s Name IS sin.
There is a difference 🙂