June 2018      

Dear Friend,

Have you ever wondered why the name of Jesus Christ is used as a curse word by so many people? Can you imagine using the names of Buddha or Mohammad or Allah as curse words? In some places you would be endangering your life to do so.  And yet Jesus Christ seems to be the favorite curse word in our culture and rarely does anyone object.

Once a friend who is not a follower of Jesus used his name in a profane way in my presence, and I asked him why he chose the name of Jesus.  He was apologetic, saying it was just a bad habit, but I used the occasion to open a discussion about Jesus. I asked him why Jesus was used in profanity and not use Buddha or Mohammad or George Washington or some other historical figure?

He was stumped. He had no idea why, so I explained that the name of Jesus is above all names, and someday at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord—and that included him.

The name of Jesus has power. There is “no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).  It is like no other name, and it is music to the ears of those of us who have been saved by his name. For a bookmark with the names of Jesus, call our office 630-462-0552 and we will send you one (while supplies last). I hope it will often remind you of his powerful name.

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Grace and peace,

Mary Lowman

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