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Should all pronouns referring to God be capitalized?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Many people struggle with this question. Some, believing it shows reverence for God, capitalize all pronouns that refer to God. Others, believing the "rules" of English style should be followed, do...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Peg and john2 John Hodge Retired manufacturing/human resources
The main thing is that 'God', whether being referred to by noun, pronoun or otherwise, be 'capitalized' in our hearts.

August 14 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Juanita Wiggins Homemaker, Retired Farmer, Sunday School Teacher
Yes I do think all pronouns should be capitalized because HE is our supreme Savior and due our respect in any form. I, however, understand some don't mean to show disrespect if they don't. It does not mean they love HIM any less.

March 29 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Sudhakar sane
Yes, it is important to capitalize pronouns when referring to the name of G_D.
1. There is one living God who deserves our worship. There are other religions and their gods. Even they use capital letters to identify the one god from the rest. 
2. Grammar rules themselves elevate the respect for the person, power and position with pronouns being capitalized. 
3. The Lord Himself reveals His name to be distinct from all the other names by which Abraham, Isaac and Jacob called. And that should be respected.
4. God is not HIS personal name and identity, rather a common name, addressed to any god; therefore we should use capital letters with personal pronouns referring to God.

September 25 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In his excellent book, The Day Christ Died (an hour-by-hour recounting of the period between Maundy Thursday afternoon and the entombment of Jesus on Good Friday afternoon), Jim Bishop included a footnote at the beginning of the book about his decision to not capitalize pronouns referring to Jesus in which he said that he was doing so, first, because he was writing primarily of Jesus from the perspective of His humanity, and, also, because the frequent, repeated use of upper-case pronouns in print would "check the eye", and be a detriment to the quality of the narrative. He also stated specifically that his use of lower-case pronouns did not imply lack of reverence.

September 25 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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