SOME OF US TRY TO BLAME THE DEVIL FOR OUR SINFULNESS, BUT IT’S REALLY A LACK OF INTENTION THAT CAUSES US TO DISPLEASE GOD.

As Christians, we may wonder why the lives of even the better sort of people are strangely contrary to the principles of Christianity. But before I give a direct answer to this, I want to pose the question: Why is it that swearing is so common a vice among Christians? It is not so common among women as it is among men. But among men this sin is so common that more than two in three are guilty of it through the whole course of their lives–some constantly, others only now and then.

Why is it that two in three of the men are guilty of so gross and profane a sin as this? There is neither ignorance nor human infirmity to plead for it; it is against any express commandment and the most plain doctrines of our blessed Savior.