I have always been interested in knowing everything the bible says as a theologian. A few months ago, I came across the topic of blasphemy, the unforgivable sin. I wanted to know more about it and therefore visited a clergy at my local church to learn more. I learned more from him and what the bible says about it. Last week, a student in a class I teach wanted to know if he would still go to heaven if he curses. This question stemmed from our previous topic on the consequences of cursing and blasphemy. Having visited the clergy, I had the right answer at my fingertips. So, can you curse and still go to heaven?
Bible scholars from Got Question suggest that you can curse and still go to heaven only if you repent and ask for forgiveness from God. The bible states that cursing is a sin through Ephesians 4:29 as it warns against letting poisonous or unworthy talks out of our mouths and instead speaking things that help build others. However, The bible is clear in 1 John 1:9 that God is faithful and ready to purify us of all our righteousness.
So I invite you to join me until the end as I discuss more about this topic. I will explain if Jesus cares if we cuss, if one can curse God and be saved and go to heaven, and what the bible says about swearing, among other interesting topics.
Does Jesus care if we cuss?
Jesus definitely cares if we cuss because cursing does not glorify God. Jesus warns the multitudes in Matthew 5:22 against calling each other ‘Raca.’ Raca has been loosely translated to mean any empty or unworthy word. Cursing involves using useless words to call out each other, which is not encouraged in the bible, and can lead to judgment as recorded in Matthew 12:36. Jesus died for our sins so that we could have a righteous and eternal life, as seen in John 3:16. This scripture reminds us that Jesus gave up his life for all our sins, and there is nothing he cannot forgive us if we repent and turn to him.
If I cursed God, Can I ever be saved and go to heaven?
Theologians from bible organizations suggest that one can be saved and still go to heaven if they cuss God, as the bible reveals that only one cuss is unforgivable, as written in Matthew 12:22-32. The bible warns believers against blaspheming God through Exodus 22:28. Blasphemy can be defined as an act of cursing or uttering unsacred words towards God. Cursing God is like disregarding his work or seeing him as unworthy, which is a sin. The bible teaches us in Proverbs 28:13 that whoever confesses their sins finds mercy and is forgiven.
Is cursing the Holy Spirit an unforgivable sin?
Cursing the Holy Spirit was the unforgivable sin in the bible. This was such a big sin, as stated in Mark 3:22-30 because although the Pharisees and the law teachers knew that Jesus was using the powers of the holy spirit, they chose to accuse him of casting out the demons by the power of the prince of demons. Scholars suggest that when Jesus spoke these words, he was still on earth, and there is no way one would have failed to recognize the works of the holy spirit through him. They further suggest that cursing the Holy Spirit is no longer the unforgivable sin, as we can no longer experience the works of Christ in person. They now suggest that the unforgivable sin is the state of one continuously unbelieving in God.
What does the bible say about swearing?
Ephesians 5:4-5 warns against talking foolishly or making unworthy jokes which are out of place because these kinds of people will not inherit the kingdom of God.
James 5:12 warns all believers against swearing, not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Swearing may lead to condemnation.
Colossians 3:8 also encourages Christians to avoid or do away with anger, slander, and any filthy language from their lips.
1 Peter 3:10 encourages whoever loves their life to keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
As a devout Christian, I have always been passionate about the Christian faith. This inspired me to pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology in college. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Since I am dedicated to spreading the word of God, I am actively involved in the Church. Additionally, I share his word online and cover diverse topics on the Christian faith through my platform. You can read more about me on the about us page.