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This is one of the best Church signs ever! Thank you for sharing with us Pastor Richard Mansfield!!! We are praying for a smooth, flawless move to your new location! We are in constant prayer! We pray that the sign, which is like a landmark in Albuquerque, will also make the move! God Bless you and Cindy and your entire congregation! We love you all!

For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. Matthew 7:2

Powerful Verse! So be very careful in your tweets, Facebook postings, the language you use, and how your treat people. I still see too many people using bad language on Facebook. I am an old radio/preacher guy, I still blush, I get so sad when I hear such bad language coming out of the radio and TV! They use words today in media that we never would think of saying on the radio in the days I served. The other day traveling to Reserve to preach, I heard a Christian radio announcer use the word “suck.”

Remember, I’m an old guy, it took my Mom only one time to wash my mouth out with soap, and that ended that!!!!!! Now I guess this ‘modern day’ culture calls that child abuse!!! I call it getting well deserved punishment!

Is “suck” part of our vocabulary now? Not mine ever!

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

Build bridges of love and trust in Jesus with others, not bridges of hate and fire, then build a bridge that can bear the weight of God’s truth.

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Is speaking bad language a sin?

Feb 20, 2020

From the writings of the Rev. Billy GrahamQ: With all the grotesque problems of today’s American culture, it seems trifle to sound the alarm on bad language, but hasn’t it gotten quite out of hand? No matter where you turn, there is no escaping the filth that comes from people’s mouths, but is it technically a sin? — F.M.

A: The tongue is one of the smallest members of the body, yet it is more powerful and deadly than an atomic bomb. The results of societal disintegration are seen all around us, flaunted in political headlines, glamorized on television, on the big screen, in today’s music and in real life. One of the results is in the loss of dignity. No better example can be found than in the use of language.

Most decent people wonder what impact the raw-language culture will have as society moves forward. Music and comedy routines flout human decency in such obscene ways that even reading about them makes us sick. Are we shockproof? Some parents are vocal; the majority say it just reflects the world we live in. Young people aren’t shocked by anything. This in itself is shocking!

Should we be concerned about the acceptable use of vile language? It is grievous, and people do not stop and consider what the Bible has to say: “The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity…. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison…. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing… these things ought not to be so” (James 3:6-10).

As with all sinfulness, it is time for us to repent and ask the Lord to forgive us and change us so that we can say with the psalmist: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

(c)2020 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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