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Sender:  Marcus


What is Your Position on the word "geez"?



Is there a position to be had on this?  It is not bad language and has not meaning other than to be an exclamation such as "Wow!"  Some thing it is wrong because you are using the name of the Lord in vain.  The claim is that "geez" is a shortened form of Jesus, or a euphemism, and therefore means Jesus.  Other than those who make this claim, no one truly believes this to be the case.  It is just an exclamation with no more meaning than the word, "wow."  No one serves "geez" as Lord and no one prays to "geez."


That being said, if it is something that really offends the conscious of a brother, then passages such as Romans 14 or 1 Corinthians 8 may apply.  Consider how it will affect those around you and adjust accordingly. 



John Telgren

P.O. Box 452

Leavenworth, KS 66048


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