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Apologia: The Second Commandment

When is the last time you heard God’s name? Really, when was it? Most often, this question brings a response like, “Last night during the latest episode of Extreme Home Makeover. I heard it about thirty times when they moved the bus.” You might have heard it when someone was in a fit of rage and blurted out, “God d@#$ it.” Or, you may be among the few who heard someone give thanks to God in a random realization of their gratitude. All of these scenarios, and many more, are directly related to the second commandment. What does it mean to say, “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord our God?”

 

Published February 12, 2010

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