Gods Last name is NOT Damn and Jesus Christ is Your Savior and NOT a Curse word
Exodus 20:7 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.
Jon Watkins Online Ministries August 6, 2014
Back in my heathen days, and occasionally after salvation, I would use every curse word known to man and made up some of my own. I would use Gods name and Jesus as curse words many times to mock people who asked me not to do it.
Asking me not to swear would rile me up even more and I would step up my verbal assault not only against the person, but to God also. Today, when I hear a person using a curse word several times in one sentence, I cringe because I now see how much of an Idiot I sounded and acted like.
I really never thought about using God and Damn or using Jesus Christ as profanity, as it was learned speech hearing most everyone including my parents use it daily. Most people don’t know what they are saying. They are asking God to Damn someone to Hell as that is what it literally means. I hear Christians use it flippantly perhaps not thinking of what they are saying. My sister would use it and when I would stop her and tell her God’s last name is not damn, she would say “oh he knows what I mean”. Yea he knows what you mean all right, you mean you don’t hold and revere his name as Holy. The facts are, when you use it in that sense, YOU are the one that will be damned to Hell if you do not repent and ask God for forgiveness!
I came across an article by Dan Montgomery, Ph.D. He is a Theologian-Psychologist and writes about why people use Jesus’ name as cursing. I would like to interject that I agree with what he says in the quote below, but I do not believe in psychology at all. Letting someone mess with your mind is not God’s way. Jesus can fix every problem under the sun if you will only turn to him. When he said “it is finished” that’s it. Over done with! Mixing mans secular thinking with Biblical truth is like mixing oil and water. It wont work!
The power of Jesus’ name, used perversely.
Converting a term that stands for holiness, hope, and heaven into profanity repudiates the holy object, in this case the person of Christ. So in exclaiming, “Oh Jesus!” — or “Jesus Christ!” — a person consciously or unconsciously conveys, “I am not a follower of Christ and spurn what he stands for!”
When this particular cuss word becomes so second-nature that grandmothers and children use it to express negative emotional states (shock, fear, anger, or disgust), then, derogatory though it is, the Christ-expletive becomes a societal merit badge. A badge of mockery. A verbal badge that dishonors Christ, Christianity, and Christians.
I don’t expect the lost, ie, Atheists, Muslims, Witches, Satanists to have any reverence for God’s Name(s). I do however expect a person who claims to be a Christian not to use God’s name in Vain. Taking the Lords name in Vain means all forms of Blaspheme, all Swearing, Perjury and in fact ALL irreverent use of God’s or Jesus’ name. Of course today people think nothing of placing a hand on a Bible taking an oath in God’s name. They pledge to tell the truth, not to lie, cheat or steal. We see the flippant attitude government leaders take when doing just that. Swear an oath to God, and that is what you do when you place a hand on that Bible, and swear to uphold the constitution and be pure to the office they are elected too. Its just a formality to them perhaps even to the ones who claim to be Christian. The Church house if full of foul mouthed pew setters! How do you I know? I was one, and all you have to do is socialize around a bit with the Sunday only church folk and sooner or later what is in the heart will come out.
So Christian, are you using the Lords name in Vain? Stop it and think about what your doing.
God’s Names and their meaning; referenced from http://www.gotquestions.org/names-of-God.html
And just for those who do not know, Allah is not a name for God, and Christians and Muslims DO NOT worship the same God. Allah is a pagan name for the Moon god worshiped by the pedophile Mohammad!
EL, ELOAH: God “mighty, strong, prominent” (Genesis 7:1; Isaiah 9:6) – etymologically, El appears to mean “power,” as in “I have the power to harm you” (Genesis 31:29). El is associated with other qualities, such as integrity (Numbers 23:19), jealousy (Deuteronomy 5:9), and compassion (Nehemiah 9:31), but the root idea of might remains.
ELOHIM: God “Creator, Mighty and Strong” (Genesis 17:7; Jeremiah 31:33) – the plural form of Eloah, which accommodates the doctrine of the Trinity. From the Bible’s first sentence, the superlative nature of God’s power is evident as God (Elohim) speaks the world into existence (Genesis 1:1).
EL SHADDAI: “God Almighty,” “The Mighty One of Jacob” (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 132:2,5) – speaks to God’s ultimate power over all.
ADONAI: “Lord” (Genesis 15:2; Judges 6:15) – used in place of YHWH, which was thought by the Jews to be too sacred to be uttered by sinful men. In the Old Testament, YHWH is more often used in God’s dealings with His people, while Adonai is used more when He deals with the Gentiles.
YHWH / YAHWEH / JEHOVAH: “LORD” (Deuteronomy 6:4; Daniel 9:14) – strictly speaking, the only proper name for God. Translated in English Bibles “LORD” (all capitals) to distinguish it from Adonai, “Lord.” The revelation of the name is first given to Moses “I Am who I Am” (Exodus 3:14). This name specifies an immediacy, a presence. Yahweh is present, accessible, near to those who call on Him for deliverance (Psalm 107:13), forgiveness (Psalm 25:11) and guidance (Psalm 31:3).
JEHOVAH-JIREH: “The Lord Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14) – the name memorialized by Abraham when God provided the ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac.
JEHOVAH-RAPHA: “The Lord Who Heals” (Exodus 15:26) – “I am Jehovah who heals you” both in body and soul. In body, by preserving from and curing diseases, and in soul, by pardoning iniquities.
JEHOVAH-NISSI: “The Lord Our Banner” (Exodus 17:15), where banner is understood to be a rallying place. This name commemorates the desert victory over the Amalekites in Exodus 17.
JEHOVAH-M’KADDESH: “The Lord Who Sanctifies, Makes Holy” (Leviticus 20:8; Ezekiel 37:28) – God makes it clear that He alone, not the law, can cleanse His people and make them holy.
JEHOVAH-SHALOM: “The Lord Our Peace” (Judges 6:24) – the name given by Gideon to the altar he built after the Angel of the Lord assured him he would not die as he thought he would after seeing Him.
JEHOVAH-ELOHIM: “LORD God” (Genesis 2:4; Psalm 59:5) – a combination of God’s unique name YHWH and the generic “Lord,” signifying that He is the Lord of Lords.
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU: “The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 33:16) – As with YHWH-M’Kaddesh, it is God alone who provides righteousness to man, ultimately in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, who became sin for us “that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
JEHOVAH-ROHI: “The Lord Our Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1) – After David pondered his relationship as a shepherd to his sheep, he realized that was exactly the relationship God had with him, and so he declares, “Yahweh-Rohi is my Shepherd. I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH: “The Lord Is There” (Ezekiel 48:35) – the name ascribed to Jerusalem and the Temple there, indicating that the once-departed glory of the Lord (Ezekiel 8—11) had returned (Ezekiel 44:1-4).
JEHOVAH-SABAOTH: “The Lord of Hosts” (Isaiah 1:24; Psalm 46:7) – Hosts means “hordes,” both of angels and of men. He is Lord of the host of heaven and of the inhabitants of the earth, of Jews and Gentiles, of rich and poor, master and slave. The name is expressive of the majesty, power, and authority of God and shows that He is able to accomplish what He determines to do.
EL ELYON: “Most High” (Deuteronomy 26:19) – derived from the Hebrew root for “go up” or “ascend,” so the implication is of that which is the very highest. El Elyon denotes exaltation and speaks of absolute right to lordship.
EL ROI: “God of Seeing” (Genesis 16:13) – the name ascribed to God by Hagar, alone and desperate in the wilderness after being driven out by Sarah (Genesis 16:1-14). When Hagar met the Angel of the Lord, she realized she had seen God Himself in a theophany. She also realized that El Roi saw her in her distress and testified that He is a God who lives and sees all.
EL-OLAM: “Everlasting God” (Psalm 90:1-3) – God’s nature is without beginning or end, free from all constraints of time, and He contains within Himself the very cause of time itself. “From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
EL-GIBHOR: “Mighty God” (Isaiah 9:6) – the name describing the Messiah, Christ Jesus, in this prophetic portion of Isaiah. As a powerful and mighty warrior, the Messiah, the Mighty God, will accomplish the destruction of God’s enemies and rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15).
The Names of God
“The Name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous runs into it and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10
Clicking on each name will take you to the explanation at Crossroads.to, Berit Kjos’ Website
When we speak in His Name, we represent our Lord and King. We speak for Him. As a wife is authorized to write checks on her husband’s account, so we draw on the resources of God by speaking or acting in His Name.We can’t take this privilege lightly. He “has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light” through identification with Jesus Christ in His death and resurrection life. But only when we, who are “born of the Spirit”, choose to “walk in the Spirit”, are we truly authorized in the power of the Spirit to draw resources from the heavenly account.
His names not only tell us who God is, they also in reminds us who we are in Him. Since He is our Shepherd, we are His sheep. Since He is our wonderful Father, we are His precious sons and daughters. Since He is our mighty King, we are His protected and privileged subjects. Since He is the whole Vine, we are branches filled with His very life. And since He is our Bridegroom, we are His beloved bride and may delight in Him forever.
By our union with Jesus Christ at the cross, He lives His life in us and shares with us His character as well as His Name. No matter what happens in the world, our lives our bound to Him in an eternal love relationship. Knowing His names will open the door of our hearts to all that He longs to give us in Himself.