Did Golfer Tiger Woods Who's Not A Christian Take The Lord's Name In Vain?
In my opinion, people who take the Lord’s name in vain are those who hold up the Christian banner, name the name of Christ, who pray in His name, and who take His name as part of their identity, but yet deliberately and continually disobey His commands, to love all, are the ones taking His name in vain.
There's plenty of talk and buzz, this week about golfer Tiger Woods, who got a little upset after missing a putt during the first round of the British Open on Thursday. According to some Christians the golf star took the Lord's name in vain, when he shouted, "Jesus Christ! Guys!" to photographers on the sideline after he was distracted and stopped in the middle of his swing on the 18th hole.
Unfortunately for Woods, ESPN caught it on tape and it upset plenty of Christians. I get it—and, of course, God doesn't like it either. Exodus 20:7 says, "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." Some translations say, "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord."