Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nothing More Quickly

Nothing more quickly or truly indicates an irreverent and undevout mind, than levity on sacred subjects. The individual who can provoke a smile, or indulge in a cleverness, or shape a witticism at the expense of what is divine and sacred is blasphemous indeed!

He who can treat in a light manner any religious subject, who can turn the Bible into a jest-book, and intersperse secular conversation with religious phraseology or Scripture language in sport will the great God hold such an irreverent and profane mind guiltless?

[Octavius Winslow]

Exodus 20:7 ... Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

2 Peter 3:11 ... Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Ephesians 4:29 ... Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.❤