We are to use GOD'S NAME with care. Not taking GOD'S name in vain (Exodus 20:7) goes beyond using GOD'S name as a cuss word. The Bible is specific about manipulating GOD and GOD'S name for personal gain; It is Sorcery! Many will use GOD'S name like a password for getting what they want in life, and to convince others they know are Believers. Another "vain" use of GOD'S name is "Speaking for GOD when HE hasn't spoken"! GOD would NEVER condone or allow HIS INTEGRITY to be used by those who openly do not keep their word; or mislead others for personal gain. Believers are Blessed knowing the Truth, that GOD'S Integrity and Character will NEVER contradict HIMSELF. When people try to use GOD'S INTEGRITY to convince us, it may be BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO INTEGRITY OF THEIR OWN.
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