Profanity is one way you can take God’s name in vain, but I’ll tell you another way, and that’s frivolity. More of us use the name of God frivolously more than we do profanely. That is, we simply use the name of God carelessly.
Ephesians 5:3-4 says, “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” What does Paul mean by “foolish talking” or “jesting”? This is a sin I’ve heard preachers commit. They have little sayings that carelessly include the name of God.
We need to remember always: God’s name is HOLY. We should never, ever use His name unless we are serious. Now, if you use humor to illustrate something, that’s fine. But I am saying using the name of God in frivolity—the Bible warns against that. It’s repugnant to the Holy name of God.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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