Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain






The Second Commandment is “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” This does not only mean that we shouldn’t use the Lord’s name in cursing when we are angry. It also means that we should not use God’s name or His Word to justify actions that he abhors.
There are religious groups and individuals in our society who do exactly that when it comes to abortion. They say they are “prayerfully pro-choice.” Groups like the “Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice” claim that God’s word allows abortion, and they even celebrate it with pro-choice liturgies.
This is a distortion of God’s word and an abuse of his name. It is a direct violation of the second commandment. Let’s honor the name of God by honoring the lives he creates.

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