The Third Commandment

The third commandment states, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for He shalt not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.” In reading this command­ment, there are two things which are striking. First, the personal aspect of the command when the Lord is called “Thy God.” […]

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The Mild Use of God’s Name In Vain

The title of this small article could well be “Horrors” relating to the way we should feel about God’s name used loosely. God’s name is used in vain in the Church (PRC, also). It is not the boldest form but it is somewhat smoother whether in dis­appointment or surprise to exclaim Go-, Guy. or Gol. […]

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Honoring God’s Name

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” These words, which are read to us from the pulpit every Sunday, often tend to become a mere formality, so often repeated that, to many of us, they become customary, dull, and uninteresting. This is sadly borne out by the fact that […]

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