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Taking the LORD's Name in Vain

By Angela Wittman
Perhaps I've been living in a cave this past week, but I heard little of an outcry from American Evangelicals over President Donald Trump taking the Lord's Name in vain during a political rally in North Carolina. Could it be they were drowned out over the political left's outrage over the crowd chanting "Send her back!" in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota? Or is it something worse like apathy or indifference toward our holy God?

Regardless of what led to some Christians silence on this matter, I think it would be wise for us to review what God and historically respected theologians have said on this serious matter of taking the Lord's name in vain. Exodus 20:7 (KJV)
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lordwill not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Deuteronomy 5:11 (KJV)
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his…

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