Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain. Exodus 20:7
In sign language the sign for “Christian” is a combination of the “Christ” sign and “person” sign. So the literal translation for “Christian” into sign language is “Christ-Person.” To me that is a powerful word. It is saying we are like Christ. Again, if we trust His promises and grace, we will not be taking that name in vain. God will re-create us in His image. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 1 John 3:1-3
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 peter 1:4
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