What if there does happen to be a God, and what if He did give us a Book containing His words guided by His ever-present spirit to be used as a life guide? Celebrity Christians accept, and loudly proclaim that the Bible contains the spirit led words of God, but they freely alter the words to make it conform to their own interests. How can a loving family man and father, who is 100% pro-life for every unborn child, be pro-war? Killing all these people is an unthinkable paradox for a pro-life "Christian." Does Pro-war equal Pro-Life? No Christian Zionist, by whatever name he calls himself, can justify killing a single child in faraway places with bombs.
Since they cannot justify it by man's logic, they bend God's words to justify it for them, while still declaring the Bible is the literal word of God. Why would God send a prophet with stories not relevant to them? God is logical. Ezekiel is the story of a prophet warning his own kinsmen of what God demanded of them, or else! They were dragged off into slavery because of their abuse of their God's words, and Ezekiel was the messenger sent to revive them. Christ's Disciple John recorded a bizarre nightmare in Revelations 19, which is likewise distorted. What did John mean? Hundreds of thousands are dying on account of his words. Cyrus I. Scofield was a willing bender of God's words. If there is a God, and if He left a Book for us to follow, why did he not protect the Word with a big warning sign?
One bible dictionary trivializes the Third Commandment: saying "take God in vain" may include "pointless or insincere oaths." Wrong, there is nothing trivial about corrupting God's Word for man's purpose. If you think of "vain" as self-serving it is easy to see why it is near the top of the list along with "thou shall have no other God..." When G.W. Bush suggested God was leading us into Afghanistan and Iraq, he was taking God's name in vain? Celebrity leaders who want to support George W. alter God's words in order to justify George W's actions. No wonder God put altering His words near the top of his "Thou shall not" list.
Every pastor and priest who falsely claims that "this is God's war" is taking God's name in vain to sell a lie. What could be more horrible in the sight of a Holy God, who loves good and hates evil, than to see His words distorted in such a way as to encourage, justify and excuse evil acts of violence and war? The time has come to pull down the pastors from their mega-church pulpits if they take God's name in "vain". You will find those who stand by God's firm and real words talking to smaller groups. Find them and support them! It is Jesus’ way.