That's the whole problem with using foul language in missions. Christians are supposed to show their changed lives not their arrogance. It's good to know much about the Scriptures but here's the problem. You can have all the knowledge in the world but if you have no real love for people then that amounts to nothing. All the recognition for knowledge is useless if you only dwell on hate. God gave everyone not just a brain or a heart but both to function properly. The heart was made for feeling and the brain was made for thinking. To have feeling without thinking or thinking without feeling makes one illogical. Many people make stupid decisions because the use one but ignore the other.
It's also very typical to justify one's use of foul language because the other person was being mean or was hurling insults. But what does the Bible say about dealing with mean people? Matthew 5:44 and Luke 6:27-35 commands Christians to love those who hate them. Using foul language will only degrade the Christian testimony and showing any signs of a rough personality against others is not called for. It will only further put the Christian into the level of the unsaved person. To fight back with foul language will only give the other person justification. The reason why that happens is because you did this and I'll do it to you will only result to ever-growing cycle of hatred.
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