Knowing the Bible

If you're looking for a Bible study to help you engage the biblical text and challenge you forĀ  application, I encourage you to check out Crossway's new Knowing the BibleĀ series. Each volume in this series explores a whole book of the Bible in 12 lessons. Each lesson takes you through the passage at hand and …

The Third Commandment: “Taking” God’s Name in Vain?

As rendered in the ESV, the third command of the Decalogue reads as follows: "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" (Exod 20:7). Most people view this command as prohibiting one from speaking God's name …