How serious are we about this line in the Lord’s Prayer?
Using the name “God” or “Jesus Christ” in any manner that does not address either or give glory – it is considered blasphemy. This also includes your shorthand texting acronyms or using it as speech.
Do you agree or disagree?
Before you answer I want you to consider how you answer this question when asked; “Do you consider yourself a Christian or an Atheist?”
Before you answer with Atheist, I would ask this: “Why do you use the name of someone you don’t believe in?” If you say it doesn’t matter and I can say what I want, I would offer this. If you are using the name of “God” or “Jesus Christ”, it tells me that your lips say you don’t believe, but in your heart you know He exists. As a Christian I see you using the name of “God” in vain is your way of rebellion against the God you know exists.
Let’s be clear here; I do not see someone using the name of God in vain as a way to give glory, but what I do see is an opportunity for a Christian to bring God’s glory to that table. So the next time you hear someone using the name of “God” or “Jesus Christ” in vain; ask them why they prefer to use those names to curse.
At the end of this short bite on blasphemy I would ask you – the Christian, this; have we forgotten the line – “Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? Don’t forget, He is coming back to bring judgement and a sword. We are the stewards of His Kingdom here on earth so it seems to me that many of us who claim the title “Christian” need to punch in