What is LDS policy/teaching on not taking God's name in vain in languages where it is extremely common?
Latter-day Saints, like many Christians, are encouraged to not use phrases like "Oh my God!" because they are seen as violations of the commandment to not take the name of God "in vain." However, in ...
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV) From my understanding of Jehovah's witness theology, ...
A common practice in ancient Israel was to incorporate god's name when naming a son. Two of Saul's sons have interesting names: Merib-baal and Eshbaal (A later redactor changed the names to ...
I have known many Christians to address prayers to Jesus, to Mary, various saints, etc. What if someone always simply prays to God by calling on His name, God? Or says "Our Father who is in Heaven" ...
I listened to the Muslim prayer. They pray to god of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Jesus. I was wondering if this is the same god as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Also, is this related ...
I am looking for a Biblical basis for this practice. Can the answerers also state which denomination they are answering from? Jesus himself taught to pray to "Our Father who is in Heaven". But I see ...
I was doing a little historical reading, and I read a little John Biddle (an English Unitarian). He makes the argument that the phrase "in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" ...
Recently there has been a ban on the use of the word Allah to refer to the Christian God. What are the good alternatives to the word Allah in countries where it is banned? I heard Tuhan is one of ...
I was watching the "Truth Project" (a religious DVD) and the speaker kept referring to "Jehovah Jireh". A recent answer here makes a reference to "Yahshua Ha-Maschiach", whom we have to infer is ...
My friend asked me the other day, why is the word 'Lord' in all capital letters in the Old Testament but not the New Testament? I tend to lean towards the fact that the OT was written in Hebrew and ...
It's become habitual for me to say "Oh my God" in a situation where I am shocked or surprised, as I'm sure it's become for a lot of people. I said "Oh My God" in the presence of a friend of mine ...
I see that our current-day Bibles only refer to God as LORD. Can you explain to me what the different names of God are and what they mean?