“Well, [bleep] [bleep],” the tattooed man said, throwing his wrench down on the garage floor. “[Bleep] [bleep] this [bleep] car. What in the name of [bleep] was I thinking when I bought it?” He kicks the tire and mutters, “[Bleep] [bleep]!”
Small men use “big” words.
Wimps use strong language for emphasis. Men who use “Jesus Christ” or “God” as cuss words actually weaken themselves. God wants men like Seth and Enos (Genesis 4:25-26) who will call on His name for good. Whether we say His name for good or bad, He takes note. He rewards those who speak His name for good (Malachi 3:16) and He punishes those who use His name lightly (Exodus 20:7; Acts 19:13). We should not say, “Oh my God” unless we really are calling on Him and not using His name as an expression of surprise. In the same sense, we should cut out the web lingo of OMG, as well.
While I do not know any active Christians who regularly use the Name in blasphemy, I have heard many use modified forms of words referring to God. Like a nickname (Josh for Joshua or Abe for Abraham) so people use a shortened version of the Lord’s name and think it is not foul language:
Instead of Jesus, they say, “Geez.” Other variants would be “Gee,” “Gee whiz,” “Jeepers,” or “Jiminy Christmas.” Even modified expression like these dishonor God. If we want to honor and keep His name holy, we must overcome all the bad habits we have picked up.
Instead of God, some say, “Gosh.” Instead, of a harsher expression, they say, “Gosh darn it,” “Daggum,” or “Dagnab.” While it is sacrilege to verify our statements by saying, “I promise by God” (Matthew 5:34-38), so we must eliminate imitations like “by George,” and “by Golly.” So also, we should not say, “Good God,” or other expressions that devalue our Lord.
Men, let’s also get rid of phrases like, “Oh my Lord,” “Lordy, Lordy,” and so on.
Invoke the Name
Calling on the Name is not just praying and saying, “Lord, help me,” (Matthew 7:21), but actually taking His name onto our lives. We invoke His name as a label on our lives when we enter the waters of baptism in Jesus’ Name (Acts 2:38; 22:16). Live in the Name of Jesus and stop abusing it by carelessness.
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