This is a follow up article of the last two articles and the reason the previous articles were written. Here is the first and second articles. It is recommended you read those two before this one. Because I think it will get you in the right frame of mind to understand this topic.
Starting with a scripture:
Thou 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 vain.
To be most clear, the question posed in this article is the following:
According to Exodus 20:7, what does it mean to take the Lordâ€™s name in vain?
I think to first really understand what this statement means, we must understand the following:
What it means to â€œTake the Lordâ€™s nameâ€. It takes understanding this before you know what it means to take it in vain, which is the main purpose of this article.