I think that if we tell people gently, it offends us when they do that.
It will make them think before they speak next time.
Pleasant words are like a honey comb,sweet to the soul and health to the bones
---Fran5876 on 3/19/12|
Rhonda, Why would you not defend someone you love? Wouldn't you get angry and say something if someone was talking bad about your best friend or your mother, or using thier name as a bad word? Or would you just let them go on disrespecting the person you love? Jesus said if we are ashamed of Him on earth, He will be ashamed of us in front of His Father. The truth is, whether you want to admit it or not, is that you say nothing when people disrespect God because you are ashamed to be a Christian and embarrassed and you don't want to look like a religious fanatic.
---Jed on 3/11/12|
Satan's kingdom has people blaspheming the God's name, and so he has people using the name of Jesus the wrong way. So, this can be a confirmation that even Satan knows Jesus is God . . . not that we need his help.
But Jesus' name is not only what we call Him. His name involves who He is and how He is to God our Father, and all that we know Jesus for . . . all that names Jesus and identifies Him for who and how He is . . . and His authority and power of good. His name is not just a label or pronunciation, but how His love is and has us knowing Him. How we love one another names Jesus (John 13:35), if we are loving as Jesus has loved us > John 13:34-35, 15:12-13.
So, our example of how to love stands for Jesus and all His name means.
---willie_c: on 3/11/12|
Cluny I really loved what you said about how you praise the Lord when you hear someone use the Lords name in vain. I just want to share with you this little story. A very dear friend,an older lady,totally commited Christian,had been at the hospital all night with her husband and as she got in the elevator to go home a man got on cussing,using God's name in vain,she began to cry and the man asked whats wrong and she told him it hurts me to hear Gods name used in vain,when I know he is so good to people. She continued I've been here all night praying for my very sick husband and it is only through God's intervention he is still alive. The man quickly said he was so sorry he had taken God's name in vain and upset her so badly.God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 3/11/12|
"where in Holy Scripture does it state True Believers are to "stand" together for the misuse of Christs name?" Becky
"Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." Exodus 20:7
"And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD." Leviticus 19:12
"But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, lest ye fall into condemnation." James 5:12
---christan on 3/10/12|
where in Holy Scripture does it state True Believers are to "stand" together for the misuse of Christs name?
the term "christian" is so polluted today even most so-called christians could not identify one another based upon their beliefs because they are swimming in fables given by their denominational which are NOT based on Holy Scripture
who cares how anyone MISUSES the name of Christ or if they claim "christianity"
TRUE BELIEVERS are standing on GODS TRUTH which has NOTHING to do with how unbelievers use or misuse the name of Christ
---Rhonda on 3/10/12|
We cannot control a sinner's tongue, for they will blab whatever they blab, and many of them blab without even thinking about what they are blabbing. When they have worldliness or foulness in their heart, then that is what will come out of their mouth.
---Eloy on 3/10/12|
It hurts me deeply when I hear the Name of Jesus used as an interjection.
Whenever anyone does so, I usually say, "Praise His Name!" or sometimes, "I just spoke with Him this morning, and He's a very nice person."
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/10/12|
Jesus was a very common Hebrew male name, about like Sam, Bob or Frank. There is nothing unique or special about it it is just a very common first name. Only when appended son of Joesph does it have any uniqueness or significance. Barabbas was named Jesus as well
---Blogger9211 on 3/9/12|
And stoning with stones until dead would be the apt punishment?
---atheist on 3/9/12|
I think the correct word you're actually looking for is "cursed word" rather then "slang word". Rather for them to continue using a foul word (not that one condones it), many replace these foul words with Jesus's name. Which is even worse off for their souls.
---christan on 3/9/12|