It saddens me to see a growing trend in which many Christians are participating. In order to be culturally relevant they are participating in what the Bible calls sin. They are participating in things such as drunkenness & coarse language which have no part in the life of a Christian.
Colossians 4:6. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Colossians 3:8. But now you also, put them all aside anger, wrath,
malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Ephesians 5:4. Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes — these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.
Proverbs 13:3. He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
Matthew 12:36-37. Men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned
Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious
speech far from you.
Ephesians 5:18. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is
debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
1 Corinthians 8:13. Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.
1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides forever.
It seems that some skip over these verses, or says that they are saying something different. The meanings seem quite clear to me, I don’t see there being any other meanings to these verses than what is plainly stated. I don’t have much more to say on the subject because I think these verses say it all.
If you have anymore verses on the subjects to share please do!