Many — including practicing Christians — don’t realize what a very serious matter it is to use the Name of God or Jesus in vain.
It’s against the Ten Commandments, of course.
But it’s more than that; looking back at the Blessed Mother’s approved message at LaSalette, France, in 1846, we see she listed the sin (as well as not respecting the Sabbath) as the chief reason a chastisement — failure of the critical potato crop — was coming to the region (which arrived immediately after by way of the infamous Irish-French potato famine).
Much more recently, we have encountered the testimony of Dr. Theodore M. Homa, a Chicago-area doctor who says he found himself at the brink of hell when he lapsed into unconsciousness while awaiting heart transplant surgery.
During that experience, says the doctor, he was shown “high-resolution images” of everything in his life, right and wrong. “I even saw the effect of calling God’s Name in vain,” said Dr. Homa somberly. “I saw how much that hurt Him. I saw the ripple effect. I did not have a full appreciation of the Holy Name of Jesus. I saw that I was not worthy to be with God.”
He had been an atheist, And so: the brink of hell. Serious stuff.
And yet these days we cannot go to movies because, in addition to the foundational lies of the industry, every time one ventures into a theater, or turns on Netflix, there it is, God’s Name used in vain, as a verbal prop.
Turn it off. Better, if it is going to use such language, don’t turn it on to begin with. One can tell what verbiage is in a movie by going to a site called Plugged In.
1917? That’s said to be a quality movie, perhaps the best of the year.
But turn to Plugged In and you’ll discover that “the f-word is used more than a dozen times, and the British profanity ‘bloody’ is used more than twenty. We also hear lots of uses of the word ‘b–tard,’ along with other profanities,” warns the site, “including the s-word (at least three times), ‘b–ch,’ ‘h—,’ ‘b–ger,’ ‘p-ss’ and ‘b–locks.’ We hear God’s Name misused at least four times, and abuses of Jesus’ name about eight times.”
Thinking of The Irishman?
The f-word is nearly beyond count, along with God’s Name in vain — horribly.
Beyond the nudity and lewd scenes, one must stay clear of anything or anyone who disrespects our Creator and Savior.
Obviously, many actors are clueless as to the gravity of what they are allowing themselves to say.
One author, Kenneth Scott, wrote a book called The Witchcraft of Profanity, the blurb for it saying: “Did you know that when people use these kinds of words (profanity, cussing, or curse words), that they are not simply using vain, empty, meaningless words? Each of these words has a specific demonic meaning. And, did you know that when you use these words that you are practicing witchcraft. Each word is a witchcraft curse that conjures up a specific demonic spirit. With continued use of these words, these spirits are conjured up from the pits of hell to come upon the lives of both the user of the words, as well as the one in whom the words were targeted. These demon spirits bring with them the ability to cause strongholds, hindrances, sickness and disease, and a host of other issues that destroys the lives of Christians and non-Christians alike.”
The movie Underwater?
“Two f-words and a dozen or so s-words join a couple uses each of ‘h—,’ ‘d–n’ and ‘a–,'” notes Plugged-In. “God’s and Jesus’ names are misused five times total (with the former combined with ‘d–n’ twice).” Nothing hurts more (and it does hurt) than the “G–d—” curse.
It is also a curse to wish someone to “got to hell.” That you hear everywhere — inside and out of theaters!
The movie Bombshell?
Really bad. “The f-word is heard nearly 40 times, and the s-word is heard about fifteen times. There are also about five uses each of ‘p-ss,’ ‘a–,’ ‘d–n’ and ‘h—,’ two uses of ‘b–ch’ and one use of ‘c–k.’ God’s Name is taken in vain twenty times’ [our italics], at least half of which are paired with ‘d–n’ or ‘d–mit,’ and Jesus’ Name is misused another ten times (twice paired with another harsh profanity).”
You get the point. There are many more examples.
Use Plugged-In for television shows, books, music, games, and videos also.
And pray for the blasphemers.
Apparently, they know not their transgressions (and the potential price to pay for it).