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Bible Study: What does it mean to take God’s name in vain?

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. Exodus 20:7This 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.

Exodus 20:7

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 Lord’s name in vain?

I think to first really understand what this statement means, we must understand the following:

What it means to “Take the Lord’s name”. It takes understanding this before you know what it means to take it in vain, which is the main purpose of this article.

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Understanding the “us” word and the Church

church I feel this is a pretty important topic because lots of people lump “everyone” into the “us” word when they read the scripture. We must understand who “us” is referring to when we read the scriptures. This definitely goes along with my last post “Who are the sons of God” because when it refers to “us” we should understand who “us” is.

This article will go over a few of the “us” scriptures and lay out the context so we know what exactly the scripture is talking about. We will also cover some verses which helps us understand why it is important we need understand the words we read and why we should study to shew “ourselves” approved unto God.

Ok, enough with the “quotes”.

First up!

We love him, because he first loved us.

– 1 John 4:19

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Bible Study: Who are the sons of God?

sons of GodThe title of posts are just straight up give-aways aren’t they? If you haven’t figured it out already, this is a Bible Study about the “sons of God” and who they are. It’s just kind of hard to get a good search engine result with a clever title like “Going to church with the sons of God”. Lets make that the unofficial title! :)

Some Backstory:
When I first came to know the truth, this was one of my first questions of which I was blown away by the answer. It was one of those WOW (Wide Open Word) moments.

Let’s start off with the root of the question. Who was specifically labeled a “son” of God in the scripture? We have:

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Grab Bag, that was not!

Here is your weekly Grab Bag!

What happen to Enoch?

Genesis 5:24
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

He was not.

What are the sons of God?

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Luke 3:38
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

1 John 3:1-2
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

The sons of God are the people of God, the church. In Genesis, the church started taking wives from the world. In Job, it shows the church having their church time, also that Satan goes to church with them. In Luke, it shows the lineage of the the chosen people. Seth was considered the first born, along with Jacob in earlier verses. God started and finished from Luke 3:23-38. In John, it talks about him giving power to become a son of God. Yes, you read that correctly. To become part of the church. In Romans, being led by the Spirit of God. And in John, it shows the church being the sons of God.

What was the last miracle Elisha performed?

2 Kings 13:21
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

A resurrection.

Let the Lord be magnified! I hope reading this leads to some questions! Leave some comments, use the Contact page or email me at Dakota[at]FrequentApostolicQuestions[dot]com.