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What Does “Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain” Really Mean?

Exodus 20:7, Deuteronomy 5:11 – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. For many people, the ultimate violation of the … Continue reading

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Proper Names for God From the Bible

God’s name is not actually “God”. That is just one of His many titles. The Bible calls God by many proper names – most commonly YHWH or Yahweh. However, there are many other names for God from the Bible. “Elohim” (or Elohay) is … Continue reading

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Other Gods In the Bible

I was thinking about Exodus 20:3 today, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. It seems a strange way to word that commandment. Why not just say, “Thou shalt have no other gods”, period – end of statement? The … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Ever Say He Was God?

I have often heard people say that Jesus never claimed to be God. This popular misconception is patently untrue. In John 8:58, He specifically claimed to be YHWH (the God of Israel). Later in John 10:30, He claimed that He … Continue reading

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“I Am” – Self: What Is It?

Mystery and wonder are bound up in the simple statement, “I am”. Examples range from Descartes’ famous statement, “I think therefore I am” to God’s cryptic statement to Moses “I am, that I am” [Exodus 3:14].  The latter is so profound that … Continue reading

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