Lying, Profanity, & the Lord's name in Vain

Ephesians 4:29  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

 Colossians 3:8  But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 3:9  Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;  3:10  And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

 James 3:9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 3:10  Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 3:11  Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

 I find it surprising that people profession to be Christians still use the Lordís name in vain in without considering what they are doing. Do we not realize that this is breaking one of the Ten Commandments? We are to use his name in honor and praise by not as a replacement for our old cursing habits or as symbols of our frustration.

 Exodus 20:7  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.

 Proverbs 17:3  The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. 17:4  A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

 Proverbs 6:16  These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  6:17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  6:18  A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  6:19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

 John 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.


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