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How important do you think the way we use Words are?

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  • Very important, because it is to grow up or break down. Let we used it for grow up.
  • "Pastor if Words are important why are those who say they are leaders in these buildings still calling them churches why are they not correcting this seems to be a big problem and ABBA said there is only one church and that is His He is funny at times but His anger is increasing"

    If we are to be true my friend, then we should not even be using the word, 'church'. The word in all of the early texts is the Greek word 'Ecclesia' (or Ekklesia) which was changed in translation to 'Church'. The difference is that 'church' means a group of people with similar views or belief, whereas 'Ecclesia' means a people drawn out and set apart, which is what Jesus meant when he said in Matthew 16:18 "And I also say to thee, that thou art a rock, and upon this rock I will build my Ecclesia, and gates of Hades (place of the dead) shall not prevail against it;"
  • It takes more positive, affirming words to offset negative criticisms, says recent research. Practical tips given to develop positivity between spouses include: "Compliment your spouse in front of others—including the children. Don't pour it on thick; keep it true and sincere. It's better, but not necessary, if your mate hears your praise. You're developing a habit."
    A few years ago Christianity Today published an article by Peggy Bert on the power of words and how they affect relationships. Bert notes that studies conducted by Dr. John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, which have shown what he calls 'the negativity bias' of the brain. "That's why personal insults or criticism hit us harder and stay with us longer," says Bert.

    Bert also asserts that we have a "built-in partiality toward negative information," but that negatives increase disproportionately over positives. In other words, she says, "It's not a one-to-one ratio; one positive cannot offset a single negative," giving the example of a wife thanking her husband for helping her with a chore and then five minutes later criticizing him for not doing something. The formula, researchers have reportedly concluded, is a ratio of 2-to-1. It takes two positives to offset one negative, and some believe the ratio should be 5-to-1 for married couples.
    Bert's research and observations and tips on cultivating the use of positive words to change bad habits and strengthen relationships, (they include making lists, practising "daily doubles," giving "high-fives," complimenting and not interrupting your spouse, thankfulness and appreciation, thinking before you speak, and a good dose of humour you need to read the book.
    Let’s not forget the power of words, God created the universe with His word.  We can both bless and curse with words, if we tell a child they are stupid enough times they often turn out to be just that.  Affirmation is just as powerful as admonishments as the following verses show.
    "There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health." [Prov. 12:18]

    "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit." [Prov.15:4]

    "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." [Prov. 18:21]
  • We think Neuro Linguistically- in other words, we're wired in our brains to think in terms of words, and self talk is a predominate way of reasoning and thinking a thing out. How we use words reflects how we think in our minds, so I would say it is of critical importance.
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