In the last section, we introduced a biblical sanction for human works and business. We discussed also a few points taken from the first verses of the creation narrative (Gen. 1:1–2). The first primal creation scene gives us lessons on initiative, confidence, and attitude, among other things. The narrative of the six days of creation […]
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain (Ex. 20:4-6).
You’ve probably heard the question, “What’s in a name?” Remember that it comes from that famous dialogue between Romeo and Juliet? The maiden from the window above says,
The Statute’s resolution to the malady of selfish men and their propensity to unfair debate is to merely affirm, “That no man shall . . . suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.”
The First Amendment to the Constitution is one of the most foundational pieces of legislation and succinctly outlines key freedoms that belong to each and every American. As a corollary, it is also one of the most debated and interpreted collections of words and ideas that have ever been put to paper (or parchment).