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Cursing is form of blasphemy

Q. What is blasphemy?

Blasphemy involves cursing or reviling God, or acting in a way that scorns him, mocks him or denounces him. When someone commits blasphemy, they're defying him and insulting him, and refusing to acknowledge his goodness or his authority.

One of the Ten Commandments says, “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name'' (Exodus 20:7).

Cursing is one form of blasphemy, because it treats God casually and ignores his glory and honor. Most people who freely use God's name in their speech would probably say the same thing you do: “I don't really mean anything by it.''

But that's the point: God should not be taken casually. He made you, and he loves you so much that he sent his son into the world to die for you.

My prayer is that you won't neglect God or take him casually any longer. Instead, turn to Christ and open your heart and life to him today.

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