GOD DAMN IT!!!
We hear it all the time. Just for your information, God’s last name is not Damnit. Many people use God’s Name in vain. God gave man ten commandments and told us to obey them. The third commandment clearly says, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” As a Christian I am very offended when I hear people use God’s Name in such a manner. Why do people use God’s Name in vain? I have mixed emotions and thoughts when I hear this coming from the mouths of others. It angers me. It bothers me greatly. It frustrates me. But most of all it saddens me. I realize that those who do this don’t truly understand what they are doing. Have you ever thought about it? Interestingly we don’t hear people use the name of allah, buddha, or any other so called deity. (I don’t capitalize these names as they are not worthy of being capitalized for they are false gods and not deities at all.) No, people only use the Name of the true God … God (the Father), Jesus Christ, Jesus, Christ, Lord. As to why this is true I think we need to look into why someone would want to use the Name of God in vain. Certainly saying “G-D it” is only a one way God’s Name can and is used in vain.
The Name of God is exalted above every name. There is a point in the future where at the Name of God (Jesus Christ) every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He alone is LORD. Since there is no higher Name it is God’s Name that mankind uses to express himself to his fellow man. By that I mean man uses God’s Name to try to impress upon others that he is exalted instead of God … that he is exalting himself above God. In reality God sits upon His throne and man by his words attempts to pull God down off of His throne and place himself upon it instead … making himself to appear more in control of what it being said … standing out to those he is speaking to and demeaning and disgracing God in the process. He does so in an attempt to impress others concerning himself because in reality he knows he is inferior to God. How sad and tragic it is to do this.
Man all too often says stuff that ought not be said. Telling someone to “go to hell” is an example. If we really understood what hell will be like and how terrible it will be why would we say to someone that we want them to go there? There has to be something very wrong with someone who would do so. I would think it would be far more appropriate to say “go to heaven”. Of course, since they say go to hell they obviously do have something wrong with them … and only God can remedy it.
Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is the most deceitful thing there is and desperately wicked. No one can really know how bad it is!” (Living Bible). We need God … we need His help … we need a Savior … we need the Savior! And His Name is Jesus Christ.
Posted on May 20, 2014, in truth to ponder and tagged 3rd commandment, false gods, go to hell, God damn it, Jeremiah 17:9, salvation, taking God's Name in vain, throne of God. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.