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Taking God's Name In Vain

My preacher used the GD "bomb" while making a sermon on "Taking the Lord's name in vain." There were children present during this sermon I am thinking about going to another church because of his judgement to use this word in front of children but more importantly in church.

Moderator - If your Pastor took God's name in vain to make the sermon, I would leave regardless if there were children present at the time or not. That's over the top.

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am thinking about going to another church because of his judgement to use this word in front of children but more importantly in church.

Before you leave, look through the bible to see if similar or the same words are used.
You will be suprised at the type of language you will run into occasionally in the bible.

And the bible is also for kids.
---francis on 8/3/10

Cussing behind the pulpit? Yuk. How rotten are the fruits being produced today.
---Eloy on 8/2/10

Do you consider the pahrase "OH MY Gd!" As taking the Lords name in vain? I certaintly do because I hear it constantly used flippently. I think it degrades respect for our Lord.What do you think?
---william on 8/2/10

There were people in history that felt that God was so holy, they would not even say "his name", much less say it in a derogatory way, the way the world does, and they spelled it G-d, so as not to offend, what this pastor did is beyond ridiculous.Has he given any explanation as to why he did this, not that it would really matter, since it is so terrible, but, I would be curious as to how he justified it.
---Gayla on 11/24/07

I'm confused, too. I know what GD means, but why did he say it? Was he explaining what using God's name in vain meant? Or did he just blurt it out in a sentence? I guess it doesn't matter, but one is worse than the other and even if he said it to explain what it meant to use God's name in vain, it was still over the top.
---sue on 11/24/07

Thanks for the explanation TT. Sorry I put you in that position. I must admit that I have never heard someone in the pulpit say that. That is dreadful and perhaps the preacher should be directed towards a course in English so that he can improve his choice of vocabulary.
---RitaH on 11/24/07

Blessings friends, A preacher with tourettes. Again, this is not my post. Whomever is posting using my name. I would Prayerful please ask you to stop. Thank you and God Bless friends!
---Cynthia on 11/23/07

A preacher with Tourettes.
Only God can deliver someone with Tourettes, but until then, they really should not be preaching to or teaching others.

Speaking of Tourettes, do you think it's strictly a mental disorder or could it be spiritual?
---Cynthia on 11/23/07

RitaH---stick in the word "damn" for the d part and the other is "God". I tried to think of a gentler way of saying it cause I just cringe when I hear anyone use the two together. Hope this clears it up for you.
---TT on 11/22/07

I am from the UK, and like RitaH am still totally in the dark as to "GD" and what those horrendoous letter imply.
But wait ... a thought strikes ... mkaybe it is "G.. Da...t"
---alan_of_UK on 11/22/07

TT, thank you for your response. I think that you probably use different expletives in U.S. than we do in U.K. I do understand the 'F' one though. I hate to hear that.
---RitaH on 11/21/07

The "GD" bomb would be just like the "F" bomb. Which would be saying the "F" for the "GD" bomb think of the two words together (that GD represents)that would be offensive and considered as using the Lord's name in vain and you have the "GD" bomb.
---TT on 11/20/07

Nana, thanks for the suggestion. That is what I usually do also. However, googling GD "bomb" gives me zero results so I am none the wiser. Would you like to explain it to me?
---RitaH on 11/19/07

Mark 7:7

[7] Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men.

Revelation 19:13

[13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

He did it openly.
Many do it in unawares or for their own glory or financial gain.
Many do it just to avoid working for a living.

---Frank on 11/19/07

Whenever I am not familiar with a given expression, acronym, abbreviation,
etc, I usually google for it first.
---Nana on 11/16/07

I am showing my ignorance - again - but could someone please explain to me what a 'GD bomb' is and also why do some of you think he used OFFENSIVE WORDS. There are none mentioned in the question?
---RitaH on 11/16/07

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I am glad that you brought this out. When I was first saved I probably would have set there like a doe, doe. But now I would get up and walk out and on my way out turn around and tell him "Thou shalt not take the Lord thy God name in vain". And I would walk right on out the door and never look back. Too many false preachers. 99 out of a hundred. Is yours?
---catherine on 11/15/07

Why would someone curse the God that created them? And curse a God that sent His Son so as He would not have to destroy this world just yet. "For God so loved the world". To curse God you are curseing the reason you are here. Just doesn't make since to me. And you would be better off to go ahead and do yourself in, if you think so little of your Creator. This world stands afloat because of one man, Jesus Christ.
---catherine on 11/15/07

The ultimate taking God's name in vain is taking the name Christian without true repentance. Claiming the merits of Christ's blood without a turning from sin. And God says that He will not hold anyone guiltless who does this.
---robin8683 on 11/14/07

Using one word or two in a profane sense is nothing compared to REALLY using God's name in vain -

Making promises in God's name that you have no intention of fulfilling.

Swearing in God's name to a fact you know to be false.

Speaking prophecies in God's name that God did not give you.

Teaching your own docrines and claiming they are God's.

THESE are things that bring God's name into reproach - THESE are the things that poison men's souls.
---StrongAxe on 11/14/07

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Brother Al,

I too would leave. Before you leave you should tell him why you are leaving. A man that would make a statement such as this while in the stand/pulpit, is not fit to be teaching the Lord's people. He should realize that when a man comes before God's people he is on holy ground. I seriously question whether this man is truly called to preach?

Lord bless you,
---trey on 11/13/07

Leave as fast as you can. He is a wolf in sheeps clothes. As MANY of them are now days, Out to make a fast buck, at Gods expense. They will have there reward, as nothing escapes Gods eyes.
---Whisper on 11/13/07

I would submit that taking the Lord's name in vain is much more than using certain words. Anytime that we misrepresent God and His character is taking His name in Vain.
---dan on 11/13/07

I defintely would leave this Church in a heartbeat. This Pastor went way to far. Using the lord,s name in vain is offensive, not only to us as Christians, but to God Himself. I do not think God would want you to stay there, friend. I would write this Pastor a letter and tell him why you are leaving. God Bless!
---Cynthia on 11/13/07

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we are NEVER TO TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN. He could have made his point with out of sayings those VERY OFFENSIVE words. Why bother teaching this if he is going to offend God and others in the process. I would go to him and state the offfence and tell him that I am leaving him as he is in a wrong place with God. Look for anothe place but remember that most places are not good but are of false teachings. So be carefull.
---leah on 11/13/07

Are you objecting to the word itself, or the context of its use?

You say you want to leave. Should you be excommunicated/disfellowshiped/otherwise shunned for your own lapses of speech?
---Jack on 11/13/07

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