Why I’m Ok With F-Bombs And The S-Word

My kids attend a private Christian school in our city. On the playground, as it is everywhere with kids, explicit language finds its way out of their mouths from time to time. In describing the situations, my children never use the actual words. They refer to them as F-bombs or the S-word, so as not to say the word they actually heard.

It's interesting to me when I think about the English language and its evolution over time. A friend of mine, a first-generation immigrant from Ireland, informed me that calling a child a little F was, in fact, a compliment! It's intriguing how things can be so different from culture to culture.         

I personally think the church needs to use the F-bomb and the S-word more frequently than is presently occurring. I believe if we did this on a regular basis, even daily, we would see a huge influx of people into our buildings. To go one step further, I think church members need to step out into the community and be very cavalier about using the F-bomb and the S-word every place they frequent in the marketplace—whether it be at work, shopping or even at the movies. You should always be looking for the opportunity to use the F-bomb and the S-word. I find that the F-bomb and the S-word work particularly well together. I would even go as far as to say they complement each other. I mean, it is impossible to have the S-word without the F-word. You have to have the F-bomb to get the S-word.

          You may have figured it out by now, but without the F-bomb, faith, it is impossible to please God. The S-word, salvation, is something forgotten in many denominations—to the extreme that using them could be considered explicit. We need to be able to go out in faith and lead people to salvation. Salvation needs to become a primary thrust of the local church once again. So, you can tell everybody that I encouraged you to go out and use the F-bomb and the S-word to build the local church!

Thank you for reading and God bless!