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The THIRD commandment

Blasphemy of Gods Name

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)

Taking a name in vain


Give examples of names that you mention with respect
Mary, Pope, Pnoy, King Abdulla, Philippines, Rizal

Give some names that you use carelessly


Obama, Judas, the name of your enemy, Hitler, Mao

Things you wouldnt do


Would you take the name of your parents in vain? Would you allow the use of your husbands, childs, family name, in vain? Some are even hurt if someone takes the name of their school, dog, organization, toy, favourite radio show, favourite movie star, IN VAIN

How would you feel if people take your name in vain?

The name of the LORD thy God


What are false names attributed to the true God True names of God, I AM (Ex. 3:13-14), YHVH (Ex. 6:3), JAH (Ps. 68:4), the God of Abraham, the God of Israel, Holy Father (John 17:11), Abba, El Elyon, El Shaddai, Jealous (Ex 34:14), the Lord of hosts (Isa. 44:6), Alpha and Omega, the Almighty (Rev. 1:8)

Thou
Who does the word THOU refer to?
referred to Israel refers to all men Ps. 9:17 it also refers to YOU, a Gentile. Mal. 1:11

How does that affect you, to know that you are being warned and commanded not to take Gods Name in vain?

Thou shalt not


When you hear the phrase, THOU SHALT NOT what does it tell you? Dont do it Never do it Stop doing it Dont even think about it It is bad and dangerous to do it

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain
MEANS 1. Never put Gods name lower than other names
How should you write the Name of God? How should you speak it? How should that affect your buying decisions? How should that affect the films you see and the music you enjoy?

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain
MEANS 1. Never mention it in a bad light
What are you experiences so far with people who have put Gods name in a bad light?
How did you react?

2. Never use it for vanity


Have you ever used Gods Name in vain? Have you made a known false statement and used the name of God to let people think you are speaking truth?

for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain
What have you read in scripture about Gods action to those who took His Name in vain? What does a man deserve who takes Gods Name in vain? What do you think will happen to you if you take His Name in vain? What about in the past when you have taken His Name in vain, how do you think God should deal with those past action and future actions?