Very few points of agreement exist between Atheists, Agnostics, Christians and Polytheists. But have you noticed that most people unintentionally attest to God’s Deity? Regardless of religious choice, or even the lack thereof, people constantly give an instinctual nod of recognition to the one true God.
Sadly, that occasion is when they curse.
You can’t help but notice that when people swear, there is only one name they insert. In these basest moments of our speech, the mind instinctively gives credence not to Krishna, Mother Earth or any of the other myriad gods… but God Himself. Capital G. In moments of extreme shock, anger, sorrow or even humor, they cry out, “Jesus Christ!!” Or they even acknowledge Him as their Creator, saying, “Oh my God!” Sometimes another expletive is added before or after that name for extra emphasis. For years, we’ve incorporated “OMG!” in our texts and social media posts in an effort to transform our blasphemy into something cutesy and fun.
When people continually deny God’s existence while using His name this way, I want to ask them, “Have you noticed that your innermost self is acknowledging the God who made you? About 50 times a day?” There is no other god whose name is consistently used in this manner. I’ve never once heard someone say, “Oh, my Buddha” or seen a social media post end with “OMB! LOL!”
The Bible clearly states that at some point, every last one of us will indeed say, “Oh, my God” in its purest form: the moment we meet Him face to face and acknowledge that He alone is, undeniably, God.
…For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written:
“ ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’ ”
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. (Romans 14:10-12)
In that moment, it will be too late to choose Him, to accept Him as your own. When your moment comes, will you be haunted by all the times you recognized His deity in your daily speech, yet refused to accept Him? There is a reason you’re constantly using His name. Let your heart seek after Him, let His name take its rightful place of honor in your life. And once you’ve given yourself to Him, take the greatest care to use His name only to glorify and revere Him, and never with blasphemy.
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