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Sat, May 17 2014 - 06:31 PM

387 WORDS

WARNING; Some words in this page will be offensive to some people.

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.

Every word has a specific meaning and conjures up a picture, emotion or understanding of events.

Jesus called the Pharisees, hypocrites, which they did not like but which was true.

Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

 The word hypocrite has a specific meaning and everyone who heard Jesus use it, understood what he meant.

Jesus often spoke in parables which are words used in story form to help one understand what He meant by understanding the meaning of the story and applying it to the topic He was teaching.

All words, phrases and stories have a teaching quality when used to help someone understand.

The Pharisees were offended when Jesus called them hypocrites and we have many people offended when we use words, we grew up understanding meant certain things, but do not have a pleasant meaning for the person spoken about.

Paul spoke of a people, which he called liars, evil beasts and slow bellies.

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

This was the truth and described them to his listeners, perfectly.

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

 I have no doubt that some found Paul’s description of them offensive, as there are those who find the truth about them offensive and want us to stop using true descriptive words to describe them.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

These are the words used in the New Testament to describe those who will not inherit God’s kingdom but, today, we use other words to describe the same attitude but are more easily understood because they are more commonly used.

Unfaithful spouses, whores, nymphomaniacs, rude, pushy, greedy, egotistical, power hungry, nasty, seductive, brawlers, drunks, boozers, jealous, envious, hot-headed; all words which we use, daily, to describe those we are talking about.

Most offensive people would just laugh and ignore us but others would get offended and angry. They would try to stop us from accusing them of the truth. Then, others would change the words and make us use other, less offensive, words to nullify their guilty conscious.

So many evil people are doing so many wicked things but don’t want to be accused of wrong-doing, they have changed our language to make their wickedness seem less offensive and not so evil.

Speeders kill people daily but, to ease their guilt, they call them accidents instead of their proper name of crashes. They are just ‘getting ahead’ or ‘go getters’ when they rudely push their way through a crowd or in traffic, with little concern for others.

Changing words to ease people’s conscious has reached to the highest level and now encompass groups, nations and nationalities.

Muslims want to kill in their god’s name but they don’t want the world to gang up on them so they reject the title of ‘terrorists’. ‘Freedom fighters’ sounds a lot better and pacifies the masses better than rapists, masochists or heartless torturer. ‘Freedom of choice’ sounds much more acceptable than ‘baby killer’. ‘Unintended accident’ has a much better ring to it than ‘callous monster’. ‘Gay’ sounds almost pleasant over ‘unnatural’ or, what was commonly used in my younger days, ‘queer’.

There are many descriptive words which could convey understanding about a complete scenario which are not allowed today because someone might be offended; no matter how true they might be. Nigger, nigro, whop, honky, zip, jap, scab, greaser, screw, bang, flake, boy, dude, and so on. All words which described something or someone in great detail with just one word.

Then there are those which have such a bad meaning, I wouldn’t write them down here; c***, f***, pr***, you get the picture.

Again, all words which have meaning and are very descriptive. Words used to help others understand.

Now, the common event is to hide meaning or make others work to understand what you mean. I’m talking about the rise of abbreviations replacing real words. Wtf, many company names and event titles, are now abbreviated.

And, everyone’s favourite, LOL. Not many of us left remember when that meant ‘lots of love’ and was commonly put at the bottom of valentines, cards to mothers and girl-friends, right below the kisses or XXXX’s and ohs or OOOO’s, which meant hugs.

Words – what ARE people saying and what DO they mean.

If you want to know what God is saying, study His word, the Bible, with a good English dictionary handy. He may use old English but He’s not that hard to understand. He is more interested in you hearing and understanding the truth than how offended you are by His use of words, which describe you honestly.    



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stephen0porter - 5 years ago

Cacker? I don't know that one, Sarah. Should I ask what it means? There was quite a few other words that I didn't use but I think everyone gets the picture. Any more would just be pushing a point too far. God bless.

praizeop2 - 5 years ago

Hi, Stephen. Awesome post. One of your best... (although I think I could say that about all your posts!) Only one thing... There is one more wore that I think should be included in your list of descriptive words, and that is "cacker". Nuf said. Blessings ~ Sarah