Quotes of Note #18: Christian Speech


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An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on a Purple Coneflower; photo by GAC

“The Bible’s standard for speech is incredibly high.  Every word that comes across a Christian’s lips must be infused with grace in order to build up the people who hear.  There are no vacations or even coffee breaks permitted in order to unleash harsh, critical, unkind, or harmful speech–a believer’s mouth must always be on duty, speaking good words in good ways at the right time.”

John Crotts, Graciousness:  Tempering Truth with Love.
Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2018,
page 16.

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