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Shun Profane Babblings

After looking at this verse, 2 Timothy 2:16," But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness." What do you consider to be profane and vain battlings?

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 ---Mima on 8/26/07
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Vain is,without value or marked by futility-ineffectualness. Example Someone on these Blogs always repeating over and over others use many names on here for which they are suggesting the others are deceitful. Profane is to treat the sacred with irreverance,abuse,or contempt. To debase by a wrong,unworthy,or vulgar use. Couldn't that be like some saying tongues and gifts of the Holy Ghost are from Satan? Also to use God's Word for personal gain.
---Darlene1 on 5/18/08

Somebody wrote their purpose was to, "comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable."

Socretes was accused of "causing strife in Athens, Those who oppose thought, thinking will call all thought provoking discussion 'strife"
---MikeM on 9/12/07

I was about to post a response, and then I noticed that Jack had said pretty much exactly what I wanted to say.

Much of what is on these blogs qualifies, unfortunately. Profane (treating sacred things with contempt), vain (serving ego but little else), babblings (incherent and illogical and hard to understand).

Like all things, we need discernment to separate the wheat from the chaff.
---StrongAxe on 9/12/07


When people "teach people to speak in tongues", and speak in tongues for personal glory, it is indeed profane (calling a work of the flesh a work of the spirit), vain (glorifying self), and babbling (meaningless gibberish without interpretation).

But don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Just as there is the counterfeit, there is also the genuine article, which is described in the New Testament. That can be edifying and glorifying to God.
---StrongAxe on 9/12/07

Best description I have ever heard was, "biblical trash talking and cursing."
---denna7667 on 9/12/07

Profane Babbling is when all the Sinful God-Haters of the Charismatic churches of Satan perform their BOGUS and SELF-Glorifying TONGUE-TALKING, while claiming it to be a so-called 'Gift from God'!

They can easily teach EVERY Brainwashed IDIOT how to CACKLE the 'Tongue', but they've YET to teach ANYONE in their SATANIC SHRINES how to Follow the Doctrine of CHRIST, and CEASE FROM SIN!
---JoeMcDaniel on 9/12/07

I have come to learn in the short span of my life that people who are pessimistic often have nothing encouraging or edifying to say, they almost always retreat to profane and vain babbling.
---Marcia on 8/27/07

most of what is posted on these blogs is profane and foolish babbling.

So are questions started with no intention whatsoever but to stir up strife.
---Jack on 8/26/07

Profane and vain babblings can be defined as unedifying speech, for example: Gossip, talebaring, complaining and murmuring, slandering, belittling, prideful speech. All speech that is unprofitable to the hearer. Speech that builds Stronghold and brings about discord.
---Marcia on 8/26/07

But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of ungodliness---When once men became fond of those, then it spread like wildfires, and increase unto more ungodliness. Also refers to>> For example>>> Deny the resurrection. People will put A corrupt interpretation upon true doctrine. Saying, It had past already. By this they overthrew the faith of some. >>>Please, Please, Please, guard against this. I shall.
---catherine on 8/26/07

Very good Andrea. I'll go with what the Bible has to say any day over some one's opinion(s).
---Leon on 8/26/07

Hi mima, I believe that this verse is telling us to avoid empty chatter that has no value whatsoever. We need to think about what we say before we say it. James 1:19, wherefore, my beloved brethen, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: vs 20, For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
---Cynthia on 8/26/07

2Ti 2:14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words, it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
2Ti 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2Ti 2:16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

If we remember that we contend for the faith it is not godless chatter.
---Andrea on 8/26/07

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