Have always felt a bit queasy when someone says ‘Jesus Christ’ as a swear word - just seemed always out of place and a weird thing to say. But I was really questioning this recently.
Jesus’ original Hebrew name was ‘Yeshua’ which if you were to translate it to english would closer be referred to as Joshua - Not Jesus.
The original term for ‘Christ’ was Messiah. Messiah has actual meaning to the word as ‘the anointed’ or ‘anointed one’ whereas Christ is from Greek origin and just a biblical add on. The term ‘Christ’ really doesn’t provide the same connotations to what is really meant by the word Messiah.
So the term ‘Joshua Messiah’ or ‘Yeshua Messiah’ should be the actual swear word if people knew what they were talking about. So If someone says ‘Jesus Christ’ should we be all upset by it?