True Christians need to be very considerate of how they are perceived by non-Christians. We need to make sure that we do not bring dishonor to God. We must live out the truth of God’s grace and love in our daily lives, so that others learn to respect and ultimately believe in the one whom we worship. We need to take every opportunity to prove to others that we serve the one true living God, and not our own desires:
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. (Colossians 4:5).
There are some so-called Christian who are not “wise” in the way that they act towards outsiders, but rather foolish. They try to blend in with the crowd by being part of the crowd. They use filthy demeaning language that seeks to put down and ridicule others. This kind of conversation is not fitting for believers. Believers need to use words that are full of grace and convey a message of love at all times:
6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (Colossians 4:6 NIV).
If you call yourself a Christian, then please, start acting and talking like one. Stop ranting about your boss, stop making fun of your wife, and stop talking dirty about stranger’s bodies. You were called to love and to holiness. Perhaps you are not really a Christian at all.