Ten Commandments radio program delivered in the early 90's.
27 Minutes
 The Third Commandment
Thou shalt not take the name of
the Lord thy God in vain:*

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*There are several ways to number The Ten Commandments.
Some will call this The Second Commandment.

ANNOUNCER: The fifth book of Moses called Deuteronomy. Chapter 28 (1) And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments ..., that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

(2) And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee,...

(3) Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

(4) Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground,...

(5) Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

(6) Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

(9) The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

MUSIC: Majesty.

ANNOUNCER: Welcome to the Bible Law Course Program. This is a series of broadcasts about The Ten Commandants, not as a means to salvation, but as a code of conduct for Christians. In these programs we will show that all our nations problems can be solved with the application of God given law. 

SPEAKER: Hello. Now listen carefully, you are going to hear words that may not legally be posted or studied in many public schools. Here they are, The Ten Commandments:

ANNOUNCER: (6) I am the Lord thy God which brought thee out of the land Egypt, the house of bondage. . . (7) Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

(8) Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

(9) Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation** of them that hate me,

(10) And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

(11) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

(12) Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.

(16) Honor thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. (

(17) Thou shalt not kill. (18) Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

(19) Neither shalt thou steal. (20) Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.

(21) Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor's. 

SPEAKER: Now consider this, (1) given the natural state of man, (2) what we know about the carnal mind and (3) man's tendency to wickedness, do you think that these few verses in Deuteronomy 5 are, or should be, all of God's law?

   The average Bible is about 700 pages. The "Law" in Exodus 20 and repeated in Deuteronomy 5 is about one half of one page. That is 1/10 of 1% of your Bible. Ten Commandments alone do not list punishments. They do not list any penalties for disobedience. Do you think there should be any additional instruction or explanation? Do you think that the remaining 99.9% of the Bible might contain an explanation of the basic Ten Commandments?

   Have you ever heard any explanation from any school or church pulpit? Do you think it would make good sense for a father to command a son, saying, "you are not to steal any toys from your brother or from the neighbor's children," and then not enforce any punishment upon the child if he did steal some toys?

   How about a city passing an ordinance which reads, "Thou shalt not speed on city streets." Do they post the law around a few places, and now, having given the law, retire all the traffic officers, and provide no form of punishment for those who do violate the law? "Thou shalt not speed on city streets." If the city were to do that, give the law, then provide no enforcement, no punishment for violation of the law, you would probably say they were rather stupid.

   Well, what opinion do you have of God, if that is what you think God did, that is, wrote laws but made no provision for their enforcement and no provision for penalties when violated? Well, many Christians answer, "God is love." He is not a vengeful God. He has given us these commandments as guidelines. If we love Him we will obey them, however, we have no authority to judge any who might break his laws. Some would go so far as to insist that all we can do about those who violate God's laws is to warn them of hell and let it go at that. Well, let's look into this; I'll be back after this message.

MUSIC: My Country Tis of Thee.

ANNOUNCER: Your Bible says, "God is the healer of all our diseases." Millions of us are Christians. Yet almost everyone has health problems. And now AIDS threatens to become a Middle Ages type plague. We're spending over eight hundred billion dollars a year on health care. Enough money to buy 26 million luxury automobiles.

   What's wrong? What's the answer? While man's complicated solutions have only made the situation worse.  Call now, toll free 1 800 (deleted)

SPEAKER: Let's look at some of the commandments; Then look at other verses related to these commandments. Both the commandments and their explanation were given to the same people, at the same time. You see, God is as wise as city councilmen who pass laws against speeding, writes statutes to define speeding, and then provide for fines or other punishment for violation.

   Both man's law and God's law consists of these same three parts. The three parts are necessary, otherwise you end up with an incomplete law. To be a complete law a law must have three parts. The three parts are, as listed in the Bible many times, (1) the laws, (2) the statutes, and (3) the judgments.

   The law is the command. The simple statement, "Thou shalt do such and so" or "Thou shalt not do such and so. "The statute defines a violation of the commandment. And the judgment is the punishment, or penalty to be enforced upon the law breaker.

   The law might be. "Thou shalt not speed on city streets." But, what exactly is speeding? The statute answers that question. One statute describing a violation of that law might be, Thou shalt not exceed twenty miles per hour in a school zone. Another statute, Thou shalt not go over 25 miles per hour in a business district. Those statutes would define speeding.

   Now, the Judgment, the punishment to be enforced is, "violators of the speeding law shall be fined $5.00 for each mile over the limit." The legislature knows that the law is more than just, "Thou shalt not speed." The law is not complete without statutes and judgments. God's law is not just "The Ten Commandments." It includes pages and pages of statutes and judgments.

   The Ten Commandments, standing alone, with no statutes and judgments. They are not enough for man. God knew that when He gave them. That is why he also gave pages and pages of explanation in the form of statutes and judgments. Most are totally unknown and unstudied in the modern church.

   When we speak of the whole law of God, we must of necessity understand the laws, the statutes, and the judgments which constitute the whole of the law of God. Like the city council law, "thou shalt not speed on city streets." Alone that law is useless. The speeding law will bring order to city streets, only if the law is made whole by including a statute to define speeding and a judgment to establish the punishment for violation. After this message I will talk about one of the commandments and a few of its statutes.

ANNOUNCER: Shrinking pay checks, loss of health insurance, high taxes, more taxes, disappearing pensions; why does the most productive, most advanced nation that ever existed find itself with a national debt that seems unpayable? The people in Nehemiah five of your Bible had similar problems. The solutions that worked then will work now.  Call now, toll free- 1 800 (deleted). And we will send free sample, Bible Law Course lessons, no obligation.

SPEAKER: Here is the third commandment.

ANNOUNCER: (11) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who taketh His name in vain.

SPEAKER: That is the law. And here is a statute from Deuteronomy 12:1-4

ANNOUNCER: (1) These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.

(2) Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:

(3) And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.  (Concerning Deuteronomy 12:1-4, the removal of names, take a look at this modern day application.)

(4) Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God.

SPEAKER: The two basic points: First: ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of other gods out of that place. And second (4) Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God. What is happening here in America? Christmas is often spelled Xmas. X  M  A  S. We are not to remove the name of our God yet we have.

   Then what do we do? Do you remember the names of the intercontinental ballistic missiles? The weapons of war that we relied upon for protection during the cold war. Thor and Atlas. Our mission to the moon was named after Apollo. Who are Thor, Atlas and Apollo? They are pagan gods. Your Bible commands that we remove the names of false gods, not honor them by naming things after them. I'll be right back after this message.

MUSIC: My Country Tis Of Thee.

ANNOUNCER: When you add up the total debt of the American people, federal, state, local, business and personal, our people owe more than the value of the whole North American Continent. How has this situation come upon us? Is there a way out of this mess?

   Well, the answer is Yes, and it's in the Bible. But your Bible is forbidden in the public schools and it has been chased out of government. Call now, toll free at 1 800 (deleted).  

SPEAKER: I have before me several news articles. This one has a headline reading, American Atheists sue over city seals bearing religious symbols. What do these atheists want? Do they want the names of the gods Thor, Atlas, and Apollo removed from government property?

   No, they want the Christian cross removed from the city seal of Rolling Meadows, Chicago. They also want the motto "God reigns" removed from the city seal. Here is another article. Another headline. Suit seeks removal of Marine Cross. Here are the opening words of the article, "Honolulu, The ACLU and fifteen people of various faiths have sued in US District Court seeking to force the Marines Corps to remove a huge cross from its base here."

   Here is another short article, The headline: City to sell crosses to avoid litigation. The article reads; Corpus Christi, Texas: The city is selling 6-foot crosses traditionally erected in a public park on Easter to avoid a legal battle over whether they violate the separation of church and state. The three white crosses have been erected for the past 40 years in Corpus Christi, whose name is Latin for, "The Body of Christ." The City Attorney said the display probably would have been ruled unconstitutional in court.

   How about that? The city named after Jesus Christ gives up without a fight. One thing for sure. Forty years ago. Those crosses would not have been ruled unconstitutional. And in addition to that. The so called 'separation of church and state', well that is one of the biggest, most Satanic frauds ever to be pulled over the eyes of the American people.

   And in a future program I will expose the fraud of the so called Constitutional, Separation of Church and State. In the mean time, you read your State and National Constitutions. You will not find 'Separation of Church' and state there at all. And you might be very surprised at what you do find. Very few Christians know that several State Constitutions specifically mention religion, Christianity, and the Bible. For example;

   Here is what you will find if you live in Ohio. Listen to these words from section seven of the Ohio Constitution's - Bill of Rights: "Religion, morality, and knowledge, however, being essential to good government, it shall be the duty of the general assembly to pass suitable laws to protect every religious denomination the peaceful enjoyment of its own mode of public worship, and to encourage schools and the means of instruction."

   The Ohio Constitution was adopted in 1802. Twenty-three years later, in 1825, a tax levy was passed to support and set up a public school system. Therefore, the schools mentioned when the Ohio constitution was written are private and church schools. Here in America Christian Churches founded 106 of the first 108 schools. As written, the Ohio Constitution required the State to protect and encourage private church schools.

   And you people in Massachusetts, here from your state constitution's Declaration of Rights, Article 2: "And every denomination of Christians . . . shall be equally under the protection of the law."

   How about that? Does that sound like separation of church and state? baloney! The Massachusetts Constitution was written to protect Christians!

   Here is Article Three from the Vermont Constitution's - Declaration of Rights, Article 3: "(our) opinion shall be regulated by the word of God. . . . Nevertheless, every sect or denomination of Christians ought to observe the Sabbath or Lord's day, and keep up some sort of religious worship, which to them shall seem most agreeable to the revealed word of God."

   The Virginia state constitution - Article 1, Section 16: here's what it says; "..and it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other." 

   Here is Mississippi's Constitution- Section 18: it says, "the rights hereby secured shall not be construed to . . . exclude or remove the Holy Bible from use in any public school of this state." How about that! The state constitution of Mississippi says, the Holy Bible is not to be removed from use in any public school of this state. 

   We Christians need to read our state and national constitutions and other historical documents. Now, I may have strayed somewhat from the subject of the third commandment, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: and the statutes that define it. One statute required the removal of names and symbols of other gods, and the second statute, forbidding the removal of the name and symbols of Jesus Christ. In these newspaper articles what do we see?

    We see the removal of Christian symbols and Christian names. After the Christian Crosses are removed from Corpus Christi Texas, will they want to change the name of the city? Corpus Christi does mean, The Body of Christ. 

   When the Communists took over in Russia they changed St. Petersburg to Stalingrad. Here is Ohio, the SOHIO Gas stations were purchased by British Petroleum. All the old names and all the old symbols came down and new names and new symbols went up. In a manner of speaking, you might say, the old business had a new god and the new god removed the name and symbols of the old god.

   When a nation changes its god, it also changes names and symbols. Just as the Communists changed St. Petersburg to Stalingrad. From time to time you will see more news articles about the removal of Christian names and Christian symbols. This is simply a gradual change from Jesus Christ to the false god that the Bible calls, Baal. 

   In fact, removing Christ and Christianity from America is a form of Baal-worship. Whenever you see another of these newspaper articles you are seeing the breaking of God's third commandment and likewise, the enforcement of Baal's third commandment. The battle rages here in America. Who will win, Jesus or Baal? My Christian friends, this is the third commandment,

ANNOUNCER: (11) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: 

   And here are two of its statutes. "You shall remove the names and symbols of other Gods." And second, "You shall not do so to the Lord your God." Now what is the judgment: From Deuteronomy 5, Here it is, 

ANNOUNCER: "for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." 

SPEAKER: In Deuteronomy 5 and verse 27-33, After giving the 10 Commandments God spoke to Moses saying;

ANNOUNCER: (29) O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

SPEAKER: What does that remind you of? Well, it makes me think about the New Covenant. About a time when God's people would have a new heart in them, a heart that would lead us to fear God and keep his commandments. Here is what the prophet Jeremiah prophesied. It's in Jeremiah 31:31-34.

ANNOUNCER: (31) Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant . . . : (32) Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

(33) But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

(34) And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

SPEAKER: That is the Old Testament promise of a New Covenant. What exactly was The Old Covenant? Was it a promise of salvation for law keeping as many teach? "No," a thousand times "No." Let's look into the Bible and see for ourselves just exactly what was involved. The Old covenant is found in Exodus 19:3-8 and also in chapter 24 and verse 3, listen to this;

ANNOUNCER: (3) And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, . . . ; (4) Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

(5) Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

(6) And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

(7) And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him.

(8) And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.

SPEAKER: That my friends is the old Covenant in a nut shell, God said 

ANNOUNCER: "if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: (6) And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation." The people said, "All that the Lord hath spoken we will do." 

   Nothing about salvation. Rather, the promise that God's people would be God's peculiar treasure, and a nation of kings and priests. Now, if we go to the New Testament, after Christ's sacrifice on the cross, we find this in Hebrews 10:15-17 (15).

ANNOUNCER: Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, I am interrupting to point out these words are about what was said before. And that, before, was in Jeremiah, the promise of a New Covenant, which we just heard, so let's begin again; (15) Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, (16) This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; (17) And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

SPEAKER: Hebrews 10 is a quote of Jeremiah 31. So, if you are a New Testament Christian, you should be already be saved, and you should also have God's Law in your heart.

   Now think about this, as you look at what is happening here in America, don't you say to yourself, "that's just not right." The television talk shows say it's right. The newspapers say it's right, everyone says it's right, but you know in your heart that something is not right. That is God's law working in your heart. Just as the wicked work to remove from public life all things having to do with Christ and Christianity, they also want to remove as much as possible from your heart, they want to remove God's law from your heart. 

   They plaster it over with the new morality, pornography, drugs, TV talk shows that present every perversion as acceptable, while ridiculing traditional Christian morality. They forbid Bible study in schools, they forbid the posting of The Ten Commandments. They even have many pastors believing, 'the law is done away in Jesus'. They work day and night to give you a spiritual heart transplant. Well, the law is there in your heart and mind. You just have to refresh your memory. To study its statutes and judgments. Call for your free sample Bible Law Course lessons. Toll free 1 800 (deleted).

MUSIC: My Country Tis Of Thee.

ANNOUNCER: Something is terribly wrong here in America! Foreigners are buying up our business and industry; factories are being closed. Millions who had good jobs now struggle to make ends meet. Everything bad seems to be on the increase - what's wrong? What's the explanation? What are the practical solutions?

   The explanation is in your Bible, but the Bible's forbidden in public schools - ridiculed in the media, and chased out of government.  Call now, toll free at 1 800 (deleted). And we will send free sample, Bible Law Course lessons, No obligation. 1 800 (deleted). .

SPEAKER: Let's close this program with a few words from your New Testament.

MUSIC WITH BIBLE VERSES - ANNOUNCER: The first epistle general of John Chapter five, (1) Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. (2) By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (3) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

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The Sign Business is Booming

   When one company takes over another, what is the first thing the public notices? All the old signs come down, they are destroyed, and new signs go up.

   BP (British Petroleum) became the new owner of the SOHIO gas stations. Very quickly sign companies tore down all the old SOHIO signs. New BP signs went up.

   O'Neil's Dept. Store became The May Company. The May Company becomes Kaufman's and on and on, new signs with each change of 'god'.  (Owner)

   All the old stationary, all the old business cards, the hats, jackets, uniforms, pens, pencils and coffee mugs bearing the old name get scrapped. The new owner instinctively follows Deuteronomy 12:3, "and destroy the names of them out of that place."

   In times of war, as the battle progresses, as each area is defeated and occupied, one flag comes down and another goes up.

   Each removal of a Christian symbol from a public place is a victory for the wicked and a defeat for Christianity. For then 'Separation of Church and State' means only, "We will not have this man to reign over us! We have no king but Caesar!"

John 19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. (The Chief Priests then, the clergy today, many call for 'separation of church and state.')

Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. (Who are you to impose your morals on us?)
 

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