Christians and using the F Word


It’s so sad that Christians today boldly make use of the F word. Even the claimed “born again” ones find themselves making use of the word and don’t see the wrong in it.

If you’re born in my generation then, the F word shouldn’t be an alien word to you. It’s a word whose popularity is fast growing. It’s a word you find in songs, movies, social media and even books. Therefore, I don’t blame Christians for thinking it’s a cool word that they can add to their vocabulary.

It’s just a word you might say but, is it? Is it just a word that Christians should make use of?

Before you give me the stink eye and mentally throw rocks at me, I’ll give reasons to why I believe Christians should stop using the F word.

  • The word is profane

The word profane means unclean, unholy, unconsecrated and ungodly. The F word has these characteristics attached to it. Why is it that TV and Radio stations use a bleep censor whenever the word is said on air? If the word was one that could be said with pride then there would be no need for a bleep censor, would there?

Imagine your Pastor making use of the F word while preaching.

Pastor: The Lord is good. Somebody make a joyful f***in noise in this place.

Congregation: (opens eye in shock)

Or imagine listening to a gospel and hearing the F word in it.

Gospel song: Spirit lead me where my trust is without f***in borders…

Gospel song: you’re a good good father. F***! It’s who you are…

If we have a problem with it then, why do we see nothing wrong when we’re the ones making use of the F word? Why do we feel so dope and feel like we’re a member of the cool club when we use the F word?

(ponders deeply)

Ephesians 4:29 says:

29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

  • The word goes against God’s idea of sex

This word that we freely throw around means to have sexual intercourse with someone. In this case, the sex here is just for fun and not even in the covet of a marriage. So, it could be just finding someone familiar or unfamiliar and having sex with them. Like a one night stand, or prostitution or the friends with benefit thing. All these were not God’s idea of what sex should be. So, when you say the word, it means you’re accepting its meaning. It means you agree with what the word is about. Look at what Ephesians 5:3-4 says:

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks

I listened to a preaching by Charles Metcalf and the title of his message was, did you check the price? He talked about how people always talk about the promise but never talk about the cost.

As Christians who truly want to walk in the footsteps of Christ, there is a cost attached to it. You can’t say you’re walking in the ways of Christ and there’s no difference between who you were before and who you are now. There has to be a change, there has to be things you had to give up. It could be something you used to hold at high esteem before.

What I’m trying to say is that, as Christians, we are called out. If we want to be Christ representers then we can’t live our lives the way the world does even though I must say it’s really hard not to. But, that’s the cost of following Jesus and truly walking in his footsteps.
All things are legitimate [permissible–and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] {and} edifying [to spiritual life]. (1 Corinthians 10:23)

I don’t know if all of this made sense but, I’m hopping it did.


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