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Summary: The 3rd Commandment is broken out in the open. Swearers want people to hear what they say. It’s intended by the profaner that you would hear those words. When a person commits adultery they try to hide it. When they lust, or when they kill, or whatever th

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ILL. A New York City businessman, moved to the country because of this bad economy. He went to the local feed and livestock store and talked to the owner about how he was going to take up chicken farming. He then asked to buy 100 chicks."That’s a lot of chicks," commented the proprietor. "I mean business," the man replied.

A week later the new farmer was back again. "I need another 100 chicks," he said. "Boy, you are serious about this chicken farming," the man told him. "Yeah," the man replied. "If I can iron out a few problems." "Problems?" asked the proprietor. "Yeah," replied the man, "I think I planted that last batch of chicks too close together." (http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/does-the-devil-know-your-name-mike-fogerson)

We cannot grow by burying ourselves and expecting sprouts. We will never be Christians, despite the label we love to display, ignoring the basic, Christianity 101, - talking about the 3rd C.

We are going to be continuing with our series on the Ten Commandments. Ex 20:7… Some people think: "Oh, we’ve got all these old rules and regulations. You know, the Ten Commandments are pretty bad. They’re restricting my life."

Actually I believe God has in these Commandments the blueprint to happiness. And here, God is saying that if we want the most out of life, keep the commandments, not to save ourselves, but because we are saved. Exodus 20:7 read (KJV) We’re not supposed to take His name in vain, are we? We are going to examine ways we might take the Name of God in vain. In vain… easy, in a useless way, profanities as well, but it’s more in this C…

1) 1. The Declaration of God’s Name. Read Ex.20:7. Point one is that we should not swear. We should not take the Lord’s name in vain.

Why would He even put swearing in here, among the 10 C? I mean, there are a lot of rules in the Bible. Is this one of the top ten that God has for us? Apparently it is. But, why would God choose that? Why is cursing so bad? It’s listed up there along with killing & adultery & everything else.

Q. Could you swear if you didn’t have the ability to talk? Mute? Garry is a roofer from Conway, helping his brother’s business. He cannot talk; he is mute since a motorcycle accident damaged his temporal brain lobe. I meet him while remodeling a church.

One day somebody accidentally push him and he immediately showed the middle finger… The whole group laughed, and his brother yelled from the back yard: hey Garry, we are not using profanity here, this is a church!...

Could you break the Third Commandment if you couldn’t talk? Speech is a great tool. But it can be misused. This C is so important that Jesus even repeated it in Matthew 6:9 (KJV) when He said "Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name." That’s just basically restating the 3rd C in a positive way.

In order to swear effectively a man must refer back to God. Imagine a nonbeliever, an atheist trying to swear. Imagine an evolutionist trying to swear. An evolutionist cannot swear in the name of a monkey or in the name of a swamp-dwelling worm or whatever.


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