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It may be helpful first to understand exactly what is mean by the word "vain." The NOAD defines vain as "producing no result, useless" and "having no meaning or likelihood of fulfillment." The use of God's name is usually reserved for prayer. Calling upon God is meant to have some kind of effect, but only if the caller is penitent and sincere. If the use ...


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Protestant here. I keep the sabbath by trying not to do work, but instead, very intentionally love God and love His people. What does that look like? Church, leading worship, praying, studying the scriptures, etc. Now for sure, we are to do these things all the time, but work gets in the way and distracts. On the sabbath, I set things aside and try to be as ...


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Within Protestantism there are many views regarding the proper way to keep the Sabbath, even among those who generally agree that Sunday is the most appropriate day to observe it. I'll provide a brief overview of three of the main views: Spiritual Sabbath, Continental Sabbath, and Puritan Sabbath. Spiritual Sabbath This view is held by many Protestants ...


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First, many times I hear that word, and see the circumstances motivating its use, it seems me that a petition to the Almighty is probably suitable and appropriate! In other cases, it seems to me the three cardinal characteristics of mortal sin would come to bear here. The misuse of the name of the Almighty is certainly grave matter; but in some cases, it's ...


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The term "using God's name in vain" comes from the Ten Commandments, which were given to Moses in the Old Testament: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" (Exodus 20:7, KJV). The New International Version renders it as follows: "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God" (Exodus 20:7, NIV). For there to be an ...



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