‘Oh My God’ Can We Use This Phrase In Our Conversations
June 1st, 2016 | by Philip Verghese 'Ariel' || 7 Comments |
“Oh My God”
I use this phrase quite often in my conversation especially when I make comments on my fellow bloggers’ posts and sometimes in the social network’s notifications.
Noticing this phrase in my comments one of my readers, a follower, and a well-wisher send a private mail to me saying, Brother, please do not use that phrase in your comments for that matter even in your conversation, it is like you are not respecting God and taking His name in vain. He has given me some genuine reasons to prove his statement. He also sent me some relevant links for my further studies.
He very emphatically said that if you use that phrase every time for anything and everything, you are simply taking God Almighty’s name in vain.
Taking the Lord’s name in vain is to speak of God with irreverence or disrespect. Are we not using that phrase for each and everything in comments and conversation? Yes, absolutely, without any thought we use that in our daily life. Of course, we use that to express our feelings like shock, joy or excitement, and we use that without knowing the seriousness. And we may even ask what is wrong in using that! Yes, we use that exclamation for our casual use or without any thought, respect or reverence to God’s name.
In short and in reality we are taking that phrase in vain. In the Bible, we read many places this usage. If we check it properly we understand that those are used in a direct dealing with God. Here is an excellent post in this regard to read. 10 Uses of OMG in the Bible
After going through my friend’s letter and the notes I realized that his arguments or suggestions are absolutely correct and I stopped using it in my comments and conversations.
Today my question to my dear readers is that, “Do you agree to this? Or what do you say about this? Or, As a Christian what is your opinion in this regard?
Also, read this post in relation to this usage: GotQuestions.org
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