Cancer and blasphemy

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Cancer and blasphemy

by jcr65566a on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:19 PM

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A few months ago I told my Dad I had bone cancer The first thing he did was say.  Jesus christ Ray,  But he also put me on to coconut oil.  the bone cancer gone down now.  but I still worried about my dad. And  though he has been a catholic all his life He been saying blasphemy like this for most of  his life. that I know of just worries about him I have tryed to stop him to no avail But then  I come across this and thought it was rather good

Ray

“Oh my god! Not Blasphemy?

I used to have a HUGE problem with unbelievers saying, “Oh my god!”. But after thinking about it, I’ve changed my mind about it and the key lies in the word “my” and the lower case “g”. Here’s why.

Unbelievers have, whether they know it or not, in their mind a concept of a god that they have created that suits them. An idol if you will. That god is no more real than Peter Pan. That god is the one they will “go to” when they die, the one they pray to when they need something, and the one that gives them warm fuzzies when they see fireworks on the fourth of July. And like any made up god, he isn’t real. So for them to say “Oh my god“, they are blaspheming their idol god instead of the one Triune God. It’s actually kind of funny if you think of it that way…you just need to retrain your ear to it. All bets are off though when an unbeliever uses the Lord Jesus’ name in a blasphemous fashion. THAT’S a whole different paint job!

That being said, nothing burns my butt more than when a believer says it. It’s blasphemy. It’s using His name in a vain, irreverent, loose, disrespectful manner. It speaks volumes on how holy and precious God is to them. If you have a pearl of great price, you don’t tie it to your bumper and drag it through the mud.

My $.02

http://thefoolishgalatian.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/oh-my-god

RE: Cancer and blasphemy

by beatingcancer on Sat Aug 16, 2014 03:01 AM

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Hi Ray,

Thank you sharing this, it really touched my heart.

After reading your post I felt compelled to respond. I have no intention to offend, but only encourage.

It grieves me also to hear sarcastic remarks, crude jokes, or anything else that shows disrespect toward the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is true that the unbeliever has not been touched and redeemed by His love and forgiveness, therefore they don't understand our desired reverence nor depth of our humble appreciation for who He is or what He did for humanity while we were in a depraved, deathly state. Our Lord that knew no evil, who is completely Righteous and Holy, beared the wrath of God as His Father turned away from Him as He took on every past, present, and future sin of the world. This divine act of love and sacrifice allows us to repent and live by His strength and grace so we will be reunited forever with our Father God.  Jesus Christ is either your Savior God and King, or your eternal Judge.  

In christian love, Lynn

RE: Cancer and blasphemy

by jcr65566a on Sat Aug 16, 2014 05:35 AM

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On Aug 16, 2014 3:01 AM beatingcancer wrote:

Hi Ray,

Thank you sharing this, it really touched my heart.

After reading your post I felt compelled to respond. I have no intention to offend, but only encourage.

It grieves me also to hear sarcastic remarks, crude jokes, or anything else that shows disrespect toward the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is true that the unbeliever has not been touched and redeemed by His love and forgiveness, therefore they don't understand our desired reverence nor depth of our humble appreciation for who He is or what He did for humanity while we were in a depraved, deathly state. Our Lord that knew no evil, who is completely Righteous and Holy, beared the wrath of God as His Father turned away from Him as He took on every past, present, and future sin of the world. This divine act of love and sacrifice allows us to repent and live by His strength and grace so we will be reunited forever with our Father God.  Jesus Christ is either your Savior God and King, or your eternal Judge.  

In christian love, Lynn

Hi  Lynn So good to hear from you. How have you two been going. Can you please befriend me again as I lost a lot of friends in my notification  when I had to remove the rjcrossley log in. I spoke to my pastor about this He told me he comes across a lot of people unbeliever who do and say this.  but they are unbelievers. And when they finally do die and  go to see our lord he say just say I don't know you. And you can guess where they're going next When I was a teen 43 years ago I didn't got to church much. But Back then I still talk to jesus A lot.  I was only a kid and I had started an apprenticeship with my dad.  One day I got very sick lost a lot weight had an operation and in the operation had an out body experience I drifted above my body then went into a really beautiful Blue room met a whole lot of really beautiful people in that room One guy I met and was talking to.  said his name was e-ya-so or something like that. Then I went back into my body spent the next three weeks fighting for my life on three antibiotics. But when I got out of hospital I was so disappointed for years I thought I went to heaven But  I never met our lord Jesus. I wondered Where was he. And was this really heaven  Then years later I moved 1500 km away to another state I also started going to a new church. One day I was talking to one of the elders And told him What had happen to me years ago. He told me Ray do you know the original name of Jesus. the language Jesus spoke was aramaic and his name back then was eeyasoo. I ask Ok how did  eeyasoo become jesus  Over 2000 years of translating the bible the greek  added  an s to all males names that why there an s on the end of Jesu s name. So look like  e-ya-so or in the aramaic eeyasoo was our lord Jesus And I did met him and one day I will met him a gain.

God bless

Ray 

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