A text by Richard Wurmbrand
Written in the “Food Sacrificed to Idols” series

Profanity is very common in our day. The Puritan and other Christian influences have in time past prevented widespread use of profanity and obscenities in the newspapers and in television programming. There is now a rapidly increasing appearance of filthy language—especially in the Hollywood presentations.

A Christian would never employ profanity or obscene language if he could see the demon that was in his mouth. The demon world speaks constantly in profanities, obscenities—every unclean form of speech available. And in every language!

When people are filled with rage or fear they often take the Lord’s name in vain or spew out obscenities. The demons find gratification in such behavior for it is they themselves, dwelling in the mouth and controlling it, who are speaking.

No Christian ever at any time is to speak profanely or in an obscene manner. To do so is to eat at the table of demons.

Richard Wurmbrand