I WAS a sailor, and my language was as salty as the briny deep, as I WAS in the military, it was socially acceptable.
One of the first things God changed in me when I was saved was my language. I don't
claim to be pure in that regard to this day, but compared to what I was, I'm an angel.
Every once in a while I see a former boatmate who lives in our same town. His language is
peppered with profanities even now.
Back in my cooking days I worked for a chef who cussed quite a bit. I told him that he was losing
language, that because he was so profane, the cuss words he used had lost their effect. I can't repeat
his answer here at FDW, but you can use your imagination.
From the free dictionary by Farlex:
pro·fane (pr-fn, pr-)
1. Marked by contempt or irreverence for what is sacred.
2. Nonreligious in subject matter, form, or use; secular: sacred and profane music.
3. Not admitted into a body of secret knowledge or ritual; uninitiated.
4. Vulgar; coarse.
Do you realize that you may be profane (by this definition) simply by showing contempt
for what is sacred? That to say, "I don't believe in God." is the same as cussing like a rap artiste?
Wow. I thought I was bad.
It all comes down to God, and how we are either accepted or rejected by Him. To be clear-it is all
HIS decision, who will be saved or not-I didn't achieve a single thing, I did not have anything to do with
my Salvation except to say yes (which I was prompted to do by God).
So those brought into His family lose their profanity-(most of the time-we are still sinners though saved by Grace-we still make mistakes and I wouldn't claim that I don't ever speak profanely. )
those on the outside of His Grace are simply profane by their lives and actions, whether they cuss or not.
May God save you.