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According to the definition of "in vain", I'd say yes, it is in vain. in vain, a. without effect or avail; to no purpose: to apologize in vain. b. in an improper or irreverent manner: to take God's name in vain. While it may not be directly insulting or condemning God in any way, I would say that "Oh my God" is not using his name in a reverent ...


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In addition to a_hardin's analysis, it's important to consider the original meaning of the commandment. To take God's name didn't mean swearing (profanity), it meant swearing an oath in the name of the Lord. Swearing falsely was an extremely serious matter and continues to be one today in Semitic cultures, but to swear falsely (in vain) in the name of God ...


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Elohim Genesis 1:1 (ESV) 1 In the beginning, God [Elohim] created the heavens and the earth. Pslam 19:1 (ESV) 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, [Elohim]    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. The name "Elohim" means "God" and is a reference to God's power and might. Adonai Malachi 1:6 (ESV) … And if I am a master, where is my fear? ...


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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19, NIV) I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. (1 Timothy 5:21, NIV) The core difference is ...


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Sources: Moshe ben Maimon, Sefer ha-Mitzvot, §62 The 62nd prohibition is that we are forbidden to swear a shvu'at shav (a vain oath). The source of this commandment is God's statement (Exo. 20:7), "Do not take the name of YHVH your God in vain." המצווה הס"ב האזהרה שהזהרנו על שבועת שוא והוא אמרו יתעלה : " לא תשא את שם ה ' אלהיך לשוא." (שמות כ, ...


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some of the Names come from the difference in Language throughout the Bible. Greek, Jewish, etc that paired with what God can do or will do or who He is, makes a compound name of description like Yahshua Ha Mashiach is "Jesus the Messiah." or Jehovah Rapha (The Lord who heals) they are all names for the same God, to better describe who He is ...


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The name of God was revealed to Moses in Exodus 3. To wit: 13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to ...


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The Christian God is given a wide range of names in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. My first thought was to clarify with a generational phrase. You might say "The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob," but that might confuse you with Jews. Also, Since "Allah" is the usual translation for "God" you would risk offending Muslims and breaking the law. ...


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@a_hardin has a perfectly good explanation of why this expression usually is using the Lord's name in vain. I would make this a comment to his answer, but it's too long. There are only two ways in which I can imagine this phrase would not be using the Lord's name in vain: You are actually addressing or speaking about God. Sometimes "Oh my God" is ...


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You may want to start by understanding where the usage of LORD came. LORD is Jehovah, which is Yahweh (YHWH), the ineffable name of the God of Israel. (This is why Jewish people sometimes write G-d.) Start with the Wikipedia article on Jehova. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah Under the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah#Introduction_into_English ...


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<<>> One specific Biblical reference comes to mind in the martyrdom of Stephen. When Stephen lifts up his eyes to Heaven, just before he dies he prays (cries out) Acts 7:59 "While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had ...


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God refers to himself as I am that I am, more accurately in Hebrew I Will Be What I Will Be Exo 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. He is infinite we are not. So as we discover more about him it is only natural that we need multiple ways of ...


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Does the commandment say "don't speak His name in vain", "don't use His name in vain", or "don't take His name in vain"? If it says not to take His name in vain, we would first need to consider what it means to take His name. Once that is established we could consider what it would look like to do that in a vain (empty) way. In a marriage the woman often ...


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HERE ARE SOME OTHER NAMES OF GOD JANELLE - GOD IS GRACIOUS THOR - THY MAKER ABBA - FATHER ALPHA & OMEGA - THE BEGINNING & END IMMANUEL - GOD WITH US



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