What does it mean to take the Lord's name in vain? by Matt Slick
"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain," (Exodus 20:7).
God commands us to use his name properly.
To take the Lord's name in vain means to use it in a manner that is not reverent. The phrase "the Lord's name" includes words such as "God," "Lord," "Jesus," and "Christ." These words are never to be used in any form of exclamation, swearing, or disrespect such as "Oh my ***." They are always and only supposed to be used in a manner that glorifies God.
Secular society has perfected using God's name in vain in movies and TV. It is so common to say "Oh my ***" in the entertainment media that Christians can easily become calloused and indifferent to the blatant violation of God's word in this regard. Christians are not to use any phrase or expression of the name of God that does not show honor and respect to God.
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Have you ever taken God’s name in vain—instead of using a four-letter word to express disgust, you’ve used His name? Hitler’s name wasn’t despised enough to use as a curse word. If you have used His holy name in that manner, you are a blasphemer...
See: Am I good enough to go to Heaven?
What does it mean to take the Lord’s name in vain? - GotQuestions
Is saying OMG or words like ‘geez’ still taking the Lord's name in vain? - GotQuestions
What Does it Mean to Take the Lord's Name in Vain? - Ligonier
Two Common Misuses of God's Name - Unlocking the Bible
Why do Movies Take God’s Name in Vain? - MovieGuide
A Different Kind of Safe Space - The World and Everything In It
Is it OK for a Christian to Swear? - WebTruth
Your Words Matter: What the Bible Says about a Potty Mouth - Crosswalk
God’s holy name, misused and abused, even by believers - Christian Research Network
The Name of Jesus Attacked - Crosstalk (VCY America)
During the Presidency of Barack Obama, Jamie Foxx made a complete mockery of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! He took the exclusive title of Jesus and assigned it to a wicked sinful man (all for a laugh). God will not be mocked Jamie -- repent!