Expressions tagged as cursing cause some to fear but it’s unnecessary. They associate God Damit and Jesus Christ, when used to express frustration or anger, as blasphemy. Which, has its roots in Exodus 20:7. Where we find this admonishment issued, then penned by the finger tip of God upon clay tablets, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. for the LORD will not hold him guiltless, who takes His name in vain.” Such expressions are not acts of blasphemy. Though they are tasteless, disrespectful and insulting to God Almighty.
Most people are caught up with issues that have no lasting substance. Some are personal while other such issues impact the masses of people, but nevertheless having no lasting substance. The focus should be to understand world events from a biblical perspective. They have lasting substance because of its eternal significance and consequences. The world community of people needs to come to grips with the religious and political occurrences that have been boiling for centuries. Just when they’ll boil over, no one knows. When it occurs people will understand what the Archangel Michael meant when he said, “Woe unto the inhabitants of the earth,” Revelation 12:12. A stark warning impacting few with fear. I fear!
This discussion is about what is not, and what is blasphemous to God. Because the beast of Revelation 13:1, has 7 heads with the word blasphemy written on them. And, that beast would blaspheme against God. And that it will war against the saints, Christians, and all persons, tongues and nations upon the earth, Revelation 13:5-7. Not to be forgotten is the worship of this beast by the worlds inhabitants, Revelation 13:4.
What institution on this earth claims to have the power to stand in God’s place on this earth? None other than the Roman Catholic Church. Whose collective agents, starting with the Pope. And his subservient priests, who claim to forgive sins through their sacrament of absolution. Meaning to stand in for Christ on earth forgiving sins. Both occurrences represent the deadly sin of blasphemy against God. When all is said, and done about the frenzy of events that will impact our global community. So many know so little about them. Do your self a favor and learn more about them.
Here is a taste of what you’ll discover. It’s about our enemies, who commit blasphemy against God. Sometime in the future a political movement suspected as being the European Union, or the revised Roman Empire will emerge. And will join a religious movement suspected as being the Roman Catholic church. Whose combination of powers comes from the dragon, Revelation 13:2. Woe indeed to the inhabitants of this earth for the cement is hardening. Daniel saw this political/religious structure as iron. But when it collapses it breaks humanity to pieces, Daniel 2:40-43. And the dragon will live for awhile tormenting earths inhabitant. And his power, and influence will impact your household reaching into future households yet to come, Revelation 13:5-10.
And by all means pay attention to Pope Francis because he could be the final pope of Revelation 17:10-11. Or the one who might, or could be emeritus Benedict XV1. Throne into the mix is the other, who is not, but is yet to come. Some think he’ll be, the incarnation of John Paul 11, into one of those popes. Who will be for short time, and it’s Pope Francis who has announced his papacy will be of short duration. Interesting. Because he might be the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven. Meaning he previously had been a pope. And it was thought that he might assume the name Petrus Romanus meaning Peter the Roman which Pope Francis passed over.
The Apostle Peter, was not the first pope. Though popes have argued that Peter was the first disciple empowered by Jesus to be God’s human presence on earth. The real Christ imposter is declared to be a beast full of names of blasphemy, Revelation 17:3, and full of abominations and filthiness because of her fornication, Revelation 17:4. A Christ imposter drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, Revelation 12:5. Because the pope that was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and shall return to perdition or hell, Revelation 17:8. And this pope might well fulfill a long sought after papacy conquest. Which happens to be the established of his papacy, in Jerusalem. And eventually, from there committing the blasphemous act of declaring himself to be God.
Setting the stage for the great and fearful day of the LORD or great tribulation. Forty and two months of pure hell on earth. Perhaps, I’ll pick up on that as a discussion sometime in the future. Because what you have read must be accepted as speculation for now. Because what we know for certain is that it will happen, as recorded in Revelation seventeen. We just don’t know when for sure.
But for now, hopefully, blasphemy, or the taking of the name of the LORD in vain. Coupled with knowing what is blasphemy, and what blasphemy is not is somehow better understood.