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Old 10-23-2007, 11:23 AM
 
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7 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.
Ex 20:7 (KJV)

(1.) A strict prohibition: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. It is supposed that, having taken Jehovah for their God, they would make mention of his name (for thus all people will walk every one in the name of his god); this command gives a needful caution not to mention it in vain, and it is still as needful as ever. We take God’s name in vain, [1.] By hypocrisy, making a profession of God’s name, but not living up to that profession.

God will not hold him guiltless, as he hopes he will; but more is implied, namely, that God will himself be the avenger of those that take his name in vain, and they will find it a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Matthew Henry's Comm/Exodus 20:7
This just is a fine line to walk here. Being honest with ourselves and God;As a Christian
What things do you feel, you could do or not do to improve when it comes to obeying this command

Last edited by yhwhshalomjr; 10-23-2007 at 12:57 PM.. Reason: forgot to insert "as a Christian"
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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I really don't want to pick on you, but Ex 20:7 is not the seventh commandment. I discussed this with you on the other thread where you posted about the third commandment, which wasn't the third one, either.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/1792661-post19.html

You are quoting "Wesley's Notes" which are in the public domain, but still must be attributed.

As far as your question, "What things do you feel, you could do or not do to improve when it comes to obeying this command" None of the 10 commandments are designed to be complicated. They are commandments for the people of God and are clear and simple rules to live by, in harmony with God and our fellow man.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:53 PM
 
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I really don't want to pick on you, but Ex 20:7 is not the seventh commandment. I discussed this with you on the other thread where you posted about the third commandment, which wasn't the third one, either.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/1792661-post19.html

You are quoting "Wesley's Notes" which are in the public domain, but still must be attributed.

As far as your question, "What things do you feel, you could do or not do to improve when it comes to obeying this command" None of the 10 commandments are designed to be complicated. They are commandments for the people of God and are clear and simple rules to live by, in harmony with God and our fellow man.
Oh here's the scripture Exodus 20:7 KJV
Chapter 20
The ten commandments
1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. [i]7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.


12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

The people are afraid and stand far away
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

The people are forbidden to make images
22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. 24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Ex 20:1-26 (KJV)
and by the way the OP is for christians
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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and by the way the OP is for christians
Are you trying to say that I am not a Christian? If you are saying so because there is confusion, then let me make it clear--I am a Christian. If you are saying so to attack my character, then I find this offensive.

I believe you are confused between verse numbers and commandment numbers. Since there has been a lot of theologians that have debated this, you are not alone in this confusion.

I am pointing out what Christian traditions dictate. If you choose to subscribe to different beliefs, that is your entitlement.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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So by your logic - is the first commandment, G-d spoke these words?
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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So by your logic - is the first commandment, G-d spoke these words?
I don't use logic when it comes the the word of God
God Bless You
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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Are you trying to say that I am not a Christian? If you are saying so because there is confusion, then let me make it clear--I am a Christian. If you are saying so to attack my character, then I find this offensive.

I believe you are confused between verse numbers and commandment numbers. Since there has been a lot of theologians that have debated this, you are not alone in this confusion.

I am pointing out what Christian traditions dictate. If you choose to subscribe to different beliefs, that is your entitlement.
Are you trying to say that you're not a Christian? If you are you don't have defend your position; Let your light shine that all men should see it;
I forgive you
God Bless
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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I don't use logic when it comes the the word of God
God Bless You
Just say what you think the first commandment.

P.S. I don't want your blessings.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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4Are you trying to say that I am not a Christian? If you are saying so because there is confusion, then let me make it clear--I am a Christian. If you are saying so to attack my character, then I find this offensive.

I believe you are confused between verse numbers and commandment numbers. Since there has been a lot of theologians that have debated this, you are not alone in this confusion.

I am pointing out what Christian traditions dictate. If you choose to subscribe to different beliefs, that is your entitlement.
Jinxor : Christians are on the same team or at least supposed to be
This is an encouraging scripture passage from Phillpians 4, If you can find anywhere that I said that you're not a Christian; post the quote; Thanks
[C Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Phil 4:4-9 (KJV)
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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So by your logic - is the first commandment, G-d spoke these words?
According to yhwhshalomjr, the first commandment is:

"And God spake all these words, saying"
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