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Question 99

What is required in the third commandment?

That we, not only by cursing277277    Lev. 24:11–16. or perjury,278278    Lev. 19:12. but also by rash swearing,279279    Matt. 5:37; James 5:12. must not profane or abuse the name of God; nor by silence or connivance be partakers of these horrible sins in others;280280    Lev. 5:1; Prov. 29:24. and, briefly, that we use the holy name of God no otherwise than with fear and reverence;281281    Jer. 4:2; Isa. 45:23. so that he may be rightly confessed282282    Rom. 10:9, 10; Matt. 10:32. and worshipped by us,283283    Ps. 50:15; 1 Tim. 2:8. and be glorified in all our words and works.284284    Rom. 2:24; 1 Tim. 6:1; Col. 3:16, 17.

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