"We have got to get this done," President Obama said. "We have got to get it done this year. We have got to get it done this year, both in the House and in the Senate, and we do not have any excuses. The stars are aligned."
~ Quoting President Barack Obama. Klein, Kent. (13 May 2009). Obama, Lawmakers Discuss Health Care. VOANews.com. Retrieved 7 June 2009 from http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-13-voa50.cfm.
I realize that phrases like “the stars are aligned” or “if the planets all align” are pretty much slang. However, these phrases still hearken back to a belief in astrology. Let’s face it, “OMG” is just a slang phrase as well, but does that please the Creator?
Yet, this quote from President Obama reminded me that I have heard and heard of people in the Church using expressions like this. Yes, people in God’s Church!
I have heard people during fellowship use the expression, “God!” or “OMG”. What can I say to these people?
You know if you used the F-bomb, I might worry about you. I would probably pray for you. However, that is not a violation of the 3rd Commandment. Which is more serious? Let’s face it, frequent expressions like that might lead me to wonder about your salvation.
We need to guard our mouths.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
~ Col 3:8
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
~ Jas 3:6