From my MySpace Blog originally posted Thursday 06/07/2006
Our friends in the entertainment industry have done it again!
I have been paying attention to this for quite a while and am just now starting to perceive of what is actually happening. It is about blasphemy. Please bear with me as you read the following from the bible. It is important to understand just how serious this is.
From the New International Version
You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Exodus 20:7 (the 3rd Commandment)
Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:12
Do not profane my holy name. Leviticus 22:32
If anyone curses his God, he will be held responsible; anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD must be put to death. Leviticus 24:15-16
That is a pretty high standard to follow but it IS what God commands.
To blatantly misuse, make light of, or substitute for a filthy four-letter word, the Holy name of the One who created everything and gave us life is just outrageous.
But in our pop culture, we let this sin slide right by us without even noticing.
I was watching a cable channel the other day where a movie deliberately edited out the sound what an actress said “Jesus Christ.” Granted it was used as an expression of frustration which would have qualified it as blasphemy. I thought that it was a good sign that maybe the programmers and that particular channel didnt want to offend people by using the Lords name in vain. The very next day there was a move where a male actor used GD as an adjective. This time is was in full audio and I was getting upset about it being repeated various times throughout the movie. I have started to really pay attention to TV dialog lately and have noticed that they edit out the name of our Savior all together and yet allow the Name of God to be treated as garbage. I have seen many times where Jesus Christ or Jesus is edited out but yet GD is all over the place.
Then it dawned on me! The media, mainly controlled by people who dont even have a connection to God, is doing its best to minimize God as a trivial reference. AND at the same time eliminating the existence of our savior, Jesus Christ by silencing ANY mention of His name.
And we are following right in line behind this trend. There are too many uses of the names of God being casually thrown into our messages and bulletins. And yes, gawd, lawdy, omg, and even the despicable omfg qualify as blasphemy.
If you are a believer, dont get sucked into the pop cultures trend of blasphemy… the price is WAY TOO high!