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God's Precious Name - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain." (Exodus 20:7) As always, the word choices of the Holy Spirit are very important. The Hebrew word nasa, translated "take," is widely used to describe willful misuse or...
Thou Shalt Not - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” (Exodus 20:4).Many secularists criticize Christianity as being a religion of negativism filled with prohibitions. In response, Christians often try to blunt this criticism by...
Jehovah - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... reluctant to use that name, for fear of using it lightly (Exodus 20:7), and substituted the word adonai (meaning master or Lord) in its place. Our English versions have followed suit, using the term “LORD” for Jehovah (all caps to...
Taking His Name In Vain - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain" (Exodus 20:7). This is one of the Ten Commandments, of course, and is surely going to cause great consternation one day, when men and women finally appear before God. Even...
Exodus 20:7
... shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in...
Creation and the Seven-Day Week - Article
William J. Bauer, Ph.D. - ... referred later to the day as "my Sabbaths" (e.g., Exodus 31:13). That the children of Adam, even after the expulsion from Eden, continued to regard every seventh day as a day of rest and worship is clearly implied in the story of Cain...
God's Lovingkindness and Truth - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... as in the idol worship forbidden by the Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-5). “Praise,” especially as used in Psalm 138, emphasizes joyous thanksgiving as a result of receiving or recognizing God’s specific blessing or God’s...
Acts 2:1: day of Pentecost - Study Note
... completion of God’s work of creation (Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11), but God’s great work of redemption was now also completed (John 19:30). Thus, by observing their weekly “sabbath day” (“rest day”) on the...
Exodus 20:7: his name in vain - Study Note
... his name in vain. It is significant that pagans never take the names of their “gods” in vain; this is a practice unique to apostate Christians or others whose culture has been nominally committed to belief in a personal transcendent...
Hebrews 3:15: provocation - Study Note
... to the rebellion of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah (Exodus 17:5-7; Numbers 20:7-13), when the Lord provided water out of the rock for them. The word for “provocation” in Psalm 95:8, from which this is quoted, is the Hebrew...
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