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October 16, 2021
Inland Empire Bass Fishing Facebook group – strong language viewer discretion advised ⚠🚫⛔
For about one year I belonged to the two Inland Empire Fishing Facebook groups, one of them the Inland Empire Bass Fishing Facebook group.
I stayed in compliance with their ‘group rules’ but got removed by their administrators. Why? For reporting inappropriate posts to their administrators. Those posts I reported were clearly in violation of their group rules. The below reported post was the last one that caused me to be removed from the second group.
Forgive me if the above screenshot offends you, but this sin needs to be publicly opposed, and exposed.
Both groups have the presence of women and children members. Nonetheless, foul language is commonly used. But worse, using the Lord’s name in vain is used, and is widely accepted.
I did locate two anglers that professed to be Christian, but sadly they seemed to blend in with the rest of the lost worldlings, and one of them used profanity.
In Ephesians 5:3-4 Christians are warned about the sin of coarse jesting. In Ephesians 5:1-21 we’re called to rebuke sin, expose it, and not be partakers with those that practice sin. In James 4:4-5 were told to not be friends with the world. Therefore, being booted off these two groups was a blessing.
Christians are also called to stand out.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:13-16).
Let’s take a brief look at using God’s name as a curse word. In Exodus 20:7 we find the Third Commandment,
“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.”
Taking God’s name in vain is a blasphemous crime against God, and God will not hold them guiltless, and one day they will have to give an account to God for their sin.
Fact is, because of my sin, I deserve to be thrown into the pit of hell, under the wrath of a Holy Just God. But by His grace, He saved a wretch like me.
As I shared with the aforementioned Anglers, to know how you (Lord willing) can be saved from your egregious sins, and forgiven of your sin, please read my Gospel tract below. The Law of God reveals our sickness, and the Gospel is the remedy.
NOTE: For those of you that would appreciate a fishing group where profanity is not allowed, please consider this one.