Christian Questions Bible Podcast

Ep. 1136: What Does It Mean To Take God’s Name In Vain?

July 28, 2020

Our society is so advanced we can access the world from the palm of our hand.  It is so sophisticated we can communicate our thoughts globally in an instant.  But it is so self-absorbed we can design a reality with our own ego at its center.  In the ancient history of the Jewish nation, the third of the Ten Commandments said not to take God’s name in vain.  We typically think of people using the name of God in a flippant, careless or disrespectful way as taking His name in vain.  While this is true, it is NOT the point of the Commandment.  On the contrary, all of what society has become presents a much more accurate picture of what taking God’s name in vain is all about.  The fact is, it has become painfully easy to disrespect God.  What should we be looking out for?

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