“We’ll Work Till Jesus Comes”

Our hope and prayer is that you have put your shoulder to the wheel of the work of the Lord this week.  It is a labor that will someday bring us to sweet rest.  Let’s talk about that today as we turn in our Bible to John 9 and grab our Church Hymnal and go to…

Page 361 “We’ll Work Till Jesus Comes”

As we look around our society today, there is a divided view on labor.  There is an increase in interest for skilled workers in various vocations and an upswing in people who know how to do things with their hands and minds.  On the other hand, there is a generation coming up that has no idea what work is.  They know how to achieve screen game greatness with an accumulation of new ‘levels’ and ‘coins’ but they have no knowledge or desire to do what is needful; Get To Work!

When Dr. William Miller penned the words of this simple and profound hymn, he was relaying the truth that Jesus spoke in the gospel of John chapter 9 verse 4.  “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh , when no man can work.”  Oh yes, there is an eternal rest that we work toward (Hebrews 4) but, until the summons come where I shall lay my armor by and dwell in peace at home there is work to do.  When we to Jesus Christ fled for rest He put us under an assignment till He conducts us home.  Work.

Notice in our scripture what the Savior said when His disciples questioned Him about a pitiful situation of sickness in the first 4 verses.  This is not the place to stand afar, see and suppose.  This is the place where the will of God matched with the work of God will yield the wonder of God.  Do we realize how critical it is that our work that is dedicated unto the Father is accomplishing His will? (Colossians 3:23-24) Mankind works for profits, prosperity, popularity, progression of ideology, and to pass along an inheritance without any dedication unto God. If a man does not work as if the Lord is his Lead-man, his supervisor, his boss, then all that labor will be spent up when that person passes through the veil of death into eternity.

What is the directive of our work?  What is the direction of our work?  What is the dedication of our work?  What is the destination of our work?   Finally, what is the delay in our work?  Why are we doing what we are doing?  Are we doing anything as unto the Lord?  No matter if it is ministry or manual labor, intercession or I.T., the work that we do should be accomplished from a dedication to please the God of heaven who is making us a home with Him where we can someday rest.  Are we working for Him, for ourselves, or at all?  Let us join in that chorus, We’ll work till Jesus comes; And we’ll be gathered home.

God Bless You!



“Remember me, O my God, for good.”

Our hope and prayer is that whatever good you have done this week has been done for the sake of the Christ.  Nehemiah, the governor, had spent years driving the work of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and restoring order.  In all his labor there was only one desire, one burden.  He wanted to do good for God.  Let’s talk about that…

In chapter 13 verse 31, Nehemiah has concluded his work and is concluding his writings of the accounts of around 12 years.  What great work he did.  What a great work is was, to restore a protection that brought security to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the operation of the Temple. None of it was free from opposition.  They would have their mortar trowel in one hand and a sword in the other hand at times.  Much of Nehemiah’s work was restoring things: walls, gates, civility between brethren, and responsibility of the remnant.  There was the return of the Word of God in chapter 8 and the Repentance of a nation in chapter 9.

From chapters 10 through 13 there was a setting in order of offices, overseers and occupations.  Along the way there was also a need for separation from practices, political alliances with enemies (13:7-9), and people who would defile the remnant. It was a time of contention that was necessary but not comfortable.  None of it was easy.  None of it won a large gathering of friends.  None of it made him the most popular man in town.  But, it was a work worth doing.  His only desire was to do what God had burdened him for.  His only prayer was that God would remember him for good.  Not perfect, good.  Good in God’s eyes is greater than the greatest estimation of man.

God looked at His creation in Genesis and saw that it was good.  He saw His Son’s sacrifice and it was good.  Every good gift comes from Him (James 1:17).  His will is good (Rom 12).  His commandments are good (Rom 7). The work He has begun in all His children is good (Phil 1:6).  It is not unreasonable for all who claim His name to spend their life for the good things of God.  Our prayer should echo Nehemiah’s heart.  O Lord, remember me for good.  

God Bless You!



The Best

Our hope and prayer is that you are headed to the best church in your area to hear the best preacher preach from the best Bible, the King James version, and listen to the best music, gospel music.  Our hope and prayer is that you will give your best and live your best, serve your best and sacrifice your best for the Savior.  Is what you have in regards to God the best?  Let’s talk about that.

God commanded us in Exodus 20 verse 3 that we should have No Other God’s before Him.  That means that this crowd that says whatever you choose to worship and believe is okay for you as long as you are sincere. That is sincerely wrong.  God was very specific in the Tabernacle and Temple worship in every aspect; construction, supply, servants, priests, attire, and sacrifice.  There was one way and one way only.  When Paul gave command in the Galatians 1:8-9  that if any man or any angel from heaven delivered any other version of the gospel that he would be accursed. James said we should not be double minded (James 1:8).

There is no way that I would want to join something, give to something, serve someone, give my life to or participate in the worship of a Lord that I did not believe was the best and only way.  If you ever say to someone else about their church life, ‘That’s okay for you but…” then you do not believe you have the best.

I want to declare beyond any shadow of a day that I worship the best one true living and only God (Eph 4:5).  I declare that, according to the witness of the Holy Ghost and the price paid in blood to preserve it, the KJV is the best Bible (Ps 119:140).  I declare that the best music is Gospel music that does not sound anything like what the world has, written from the inspiration of scripture and a life lived for Christ (Eph 5:19).  I declare there is one way to salvation.  Man is drawn by the Holy Ghost (John 6:44), convicted of his sin (John 8:9), believes on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31), Calls out to Him in prayer (Rom 10:13) and is gloriously saved (Rom 10:9).  That is the Best and Only way.

If you do not believe you have the best then maybe the Best does not have you.  If it takes it, drive a great distance to be in the best church under the best preacher preaching the best message, singing the best music and doing their best to reach the world.  I do.

God Bless You,



Our hope and prayer is that your interaction with the rest of the human race this week has been relatively reasonable without the wicked human sin of Jealousy.  Let’s talk about that…

Proverbs 6:34 “For Jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.”  KJV

JEALOUSY:   feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.  feeling or showing suspicion of someone’s unfaithfulness in a relationship.  fiercely protective or vigilant of one’s rights or possessions.  (of God) demanding faithfulness and exclusive worship.

Jealousy is particularly pervasive in our society currently.  Being Jealous is not only about young love and the threat of possible rivals.  By our definition, Jealousy is the outward display of the inner bitter root of Envy.  I would submit today that Jealousy is conceived in a couple of conditions. 

If we have experienced the barbs of Jealousy we can agree that selfishness is definitely a seed.  I remember when Adelyn was in Kindergarten, she had a little friend who seemed so sweet and they hit it off famously.  Addy has always been quick to make friends and as Kindergarten went on she would meet other little girls which made the first little girl very jealous.  She would say, if you are going to be friends with me you cannot be friends with them.  Selfish.  Amazingly, when the first little girl decided SHE wanted to play with someone else she would tell Addy she had a new friend and Addy was NOT her friend anymore.  We have always advised our girls that we have to learn to be a good friend and jealousy destroys our ability to be a good friend.

In-Security is another attribute of Jealousy.  When we feel like we do not measure up we may display Jealousy in a way that tears others down through hurtful language  of gossip, sarcasm and lying.  The worst is probably the cold shoulder.  The other person may have no idea what is the matter and when they might ask the answer is Nothing!  Lie.  Then the answer might be short and curt.  Hurtful.  The Jealous one may use passive-aggressive language to hurt the other persons feelings.  Sarcasm.  All these signs are easy to spot if you are the recipient but not easily admitted if you are the one delivering them to your ‘friend’.  

Make a point to ask the Holy Spirit to point out and eliminate the hurtful sin of Jealousy in your own life.

God Bless You!



Who Told You To Quit?

Our hope and prayer is that the Lord has given you an encouragement to continue what He has begun in you.  But, undoubtedly there are many who are on the verge of saying, I quit. Let’s talk about that…

Our study in Ezra and Nehemiah has brought us back around to when the Remnant Rebuilders have laid the foundation of the Temple two years after King Cyrus’ heart was stirred by God to let any and all of the captivity who were willing, go back to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple.  In chapter 4 we see some ‘adversaries’ who wanted to join in the work.  That’s a whole other message.  When the ‘adversaries’ were denied that opportunity by Ezra and the ancient Hebrew men, they began to hinder the work.  The adversaries went so far as to bring a legal action against the Remnant Rebuilders and when king Artaxerxes sent back a cease and desist decree, the adversaries stopped the Hebrews from the work ‘by force and power’.  The work stopped for 14 years.

Then the Lord gave 2 old time preachers named Haggai (1:1-14) and Zechariah (4:8-9) a message for the Remnant.  WHO TOLD YOU TO QUIT?  The Remnant was obeying man rather than God and for 14 years the work stopped.  Who were they taking orders from?  Did Artaxerxes tell them to start?  Did he fund the operation?  Did he do the miraculous to obey God’s mandate?  NO!

There is a maxim in sales that every salesperson is engrained with.  “Never take a no from someone who is not authorized to give you a yes.”  The Remnant received no orders from the Father to quit and yet they stopped at the behest of pagan idol worshippers and a king who knew not the God of heaven.  Such is the case in many churches, families, and ministries today.  Folks are ready to quit when God has not said any such thing.  Let me give you some things to think about when you think about quitting…

Who Told You To Quit…

Serving (Galatians 6:9)  There is a harvest of blessing if we will just keep on going, even if no one else goes with us

Praying (I Thessalonians 5:17)  In every place at every time

Being Holy (I Peter 1:16)  The world says be a heathen but God says be Holy

Witnessing (Matthew 28:19-20)  It is the Great Commission, not the Great Convenience

Church  (Hebrews 10:25)  More church not less church

Because It’s Hard (II Timothy 3:12)  If it was easy everyone would do it

Old Time Religion (Jeremiah 6:16)  At the end of that verse some said ‘No, I Quit’

Because someone hurt your feelings – Jesus had his back laid open with a cat of 9 tails.  Something somebody said to you hurt worse than that???

Worshipping (II Samuel 6)  David’s spouse, Michal, criticized his worship and God never allowed her to have a child because of it.  But, David said, in southern-eze, “Honey, if you thought I was an embarrassment in my worship today, you just wait till tomorrow.  You ain’t seen nothin’ YET!!

Being Modest (Deuteronomy 22:5)  READ IT

Marriage (Mark 10:9) Many quit because God was not in the beginning of it, but, if He has come into it, stay with it with all your might.  Marriage is Gods picture of our relationship to Jesus, and He is not quitting on His bride.

Being the Parent (Proverbs 13:24)  Your child does not need another buddy, they need a parent. Quit letting a screen or a school system raise your child.

No matter what it is that God has told you to do either in His Word, or in specific task or calling, there is no room to quit until it is complete (Zech 5:8-9).  It is not time to quit!  Ezra 5:1-5 tells us that when the Remnant heard the words of the preachers they rose up and began to build the house of God.  In verse 5 when the adversaries tried to come back, because the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews … they could not cause them to cease.

Everyone thinks about it occasionally, but, the question is… Who told you to Quit?

We Love You!!!



June & July 2018 Newsletter

FamPicStancillChurchTo say that June was packed is an understatement. June actually started in May as Ms. Angel, Abby & Addy travelled to Gillette Wyoming with the Wahoo youth group to spend a few days being a blessing to Brother Doug and Mrs. Robin Baker who head up the Western Baptist Missions Warehouse. The “Wahooligans” prepared meals, packed supply boxes and served several Missionaries, for which we are thankful. Brother Mark Stroud preached and the Youth Choir sang for services during the meeting.  What a joy to be a blessing to those who are evangelizing the lost whatever the cost.

In the middle of June, we were able to invest in the lives of kids from all over the south who attended the North Georgia School of Gospel Music which was held at Brunau University in Gainesville, Georgia. The NGSGM teaches old fashioned shaped-note singing, music theory to all ability levels, as well as offering private voice, piano and guitar lessons. We were able to give several evening devotions and were able to lead 3 of the 10 young people who were saved over the course of the school.  We also travelled many miles to many states with the Old Time Preachers Quartet and saw the Lord work in the lives everywhere we went. *II Tim.4:5

The Lord is continuing to bless the Riches From The Pages radio broadcast.  We have been getting good response from the weekly broadcasts and received a sizable offering that will keep us on the air for 13 weeks on wordchristianbroadcasting.com.  We are finalizing our launch on a station in Wimauma, Florida within the month.  Our goal is to be on the air 7 days a week in seven states.  On average $100 will cover one month on one station. Please pray for support and souls. *Eph.3:8

July is Power of 2 camp time and we are praying that young people will sell out to the Lord and Old-Time-Religion.  We are burdened for the state of our country and realize more than ever the need for evangelistic revival.  There will be no revival in America until the church gets right, the church will not be right until the family is right, and the family will not be right until individuals get right.  Let it begin with you and me.  *Mt.7:7

The Holy Spirit is continuing to show us valuable principles in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.  The rebuilding remnant experienced opposition but obedience to the Lord’s instructions ensured His provision, protection and promotion.  Our burden is to help rebuild The Church, Homes and Walls that God desires. *Neh. 1:3-4

We have the following Sunday’s open in the coming months. Pray the Lord will fill those dates.  *Mark 1:38

July – 8, August – 12, September – 9, 23, 30, October – Open, November – 4, 11, 25

 PLEASE PRAY!  *Mark 11:24

There is nothing that we need more than prayer.  Pray for…

  • Open doors to Preach and Sing
  • Increased Burden for the Lost Around Us
  • Discernment on Missions Efforts, Bible Distribution Mission
  • Our Local church, Wahoo Baptist and Pastor Mark Stroud & family
  • Riches From The Pages radio broadcast
  • PO2 Camp Bunk Mattress Offering
  • Favor in Book Writing/Publishing, Music Recording
  • The Singers Chapel – Preaching Ministry to Travelling Southern Gospel travelling artists
  • Following the Lord toward full-time evangelism

**There are printable versions of this newsletter (PDF) below**God Bless You!!

BroAdamB & the A-Team

Mark 1:38 KJB





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That ye may know

Our hope and prayer today is that you know that you are His and He is yours.  There are many people that cross our paths who either do not think about their eternity or are uncertain of the how, the why or if they may be able to know for sure what awaits them on the other side of the veil of death.  Let’s talk about knowing

This week I had the opportunity to lead several young people to the Lord in salvation.  They were all ‘church kids’ who had been under conviction.  Some ran full speed toward salvation and were gloriously and joyfully born again.  But, a couple of them seemed to really struggle with the knowledge of whether they were actually saved or not, even after sincere prayer.  They were not drug addicts, alcoholics, philanderers or felons.  They had been taught about Jesus.  They knew about heaven.  They sat under preaching and sang hymns of the church.  But, when it came time to do business with God over the condition of their eternal soul, it seemed harder than it should have been.  They just did not know.  I John 5:13 says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”  We can know.

One young man seemed to hold on to some things and was embarrassed at the proposition.  But, when he prayed through the Holy Spirit gave the peace that only salvation can.  He KNEW that he was saved.  He had been under conviction, admitted he was a sinner, called on God for salvation as the scripture commands and was gloriously saved off a church pew surrounded by friends and family.  It was precious.

Another young man was under the same conviction, believed that Jesus is the Son of God, that He lived, was crucified and rose again, but, after struggling in prayer just did not know if he was saved or not.  The same scripture was used to show how God instructs us on how to be saved but when we asked this precious young man if the Lord had saved him he shrugged his shoulders and shook his head.  He did not know.  It broke my heart to leave him and the Lord alone to deal with it, but another preacher and myself did all we could do.  It was up to this young man to know for sure.

Two admonitions.  First, salvation in individual.  It is not our job to save anyone or force anyone into the loving arms of grace.  We could have coerced that boy into saying something or admitting something that he did not actually believe.  Each one must deal with the Almighty for themselves.  Secondly, I believe that young man wants to know and because of that, he will in the very near future.  When we have been fed a steady diet of God since birth, the head knowledge can overshadow the heart knowledge.  Pray for little ‘E’ that he will KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is saved.

Finally, I will leave you with this thought.  If we fall under the conviction that the Bible explains, and we believe as the Bible explains, and we call on God for salvation as the Bible explains then we can know that we are saved, not because of anything we have done but because of what God has done and said He would do.  If we follow what the Bible says about being saved then we are saved.  Tell someone today that they too can KNOW!

God Bless You,



Fathers and Future Generations

Happy Father’s Day!  Our hope and prayer is that your earthly father has been an example of the Heavenly Father.  If not, there is still hope for the generations that follow.  Let’s talk about that. 

 Psalm 78 is a chapter that encourages the generation of today to remember the teachings of our fathers in their original form so that we may pass those teachings in their original form to our children and then further, our children might pass it to their children and grandchildren. The oral tradition of the Israelites was the primary scriptural education of the common people. The scribes were assigned to rewrite the writings of Moses and the prophetic works in those Old Testament times. The Pharisees were to memorize the Old Testament from memory. It was a responsibility that every father undertook with much gravity.

 There are lots of things that are said about fathers on a day like today. The greatest thing that can be said of a father is that he showed his children the example that God gave in the Word. What a blessing that it would be for children to say that their father told them what the Bible said and he showed them the same by his word and deed. It would be even more glorious for those children to tell their children how their grandfather lived what the Bible said. Those stories of faith, trial, tragedy, and victory are what it takes for an unlearned generation to be molded for a future faith of their Own.

 It is unfortunate that some have no goodly heritage, no Godly heritage of faith. Such is the case of many people that I know who are first-generation Christians. All they have is a past family life of sin, self-satisfaction or simply living till they die with no hope on the other side of the veil of death. But for those first generation Christian these words in Psalm 78 are a hopeful beginning for a heritage of faith for their own future generations. 

 If you have a father that has you a Godly example you ought to thank him, not for teaching you how to throw a ball, or for taking you fishing, or paying your way, but you ought to thank him for giving you the Bible as the foundation that you live upon. That’s what I’m going to tell my dad today when I talk to him on the phone and wish him a happy Father’s Day. And that is what I’m going to strive for as the father of Abigail and Adelyn. And if the Lord lets us live and they have children of their own, we will tell them that Jesus saves and that God is faithful. That there is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun. That living right is the only way. That taking care of your neighbors is as important than taking care of yourself. We will tell them that they not only carry our family name but they carry the name of our Lord.  God help Godly fathers.

God Bless You!




Our hope and prayer for you this week is that you have hidden yourself in Christ and not from Him.  There is a distinct difference.  Let’s talk about that…

In I Samuel 9 & 10 we read where the high priest, Samuel, is directed by God to anoint the first King of Israel.  He is brought providentially to a young man who is looking for some runaway mules that belong to his father, Kish.  Samuel spots young Saul and the Lord says That’s him.  It appears that God had a plan, a purpose and priority for the life of Saul that Saul unaware of, unsure about and ultimately unwanted by Saul.

In chapter 10 when it is time to reveal who God had chosen in the presence of all of Israel that the name Saul, son of Kish, was called.  But Saul could not be found (v21-22).  The word says he hath hid himself among the stuff.  When they ran and fetched him out from hiding from them, hiding from the call of God, Saul stood head and shoulders above anyone in Israel.  But, it was not his looks or stature that made Him the choice.  It was the anointed appointment of God that made Saul the man for the job.

I would submit to you that many in the church house this Sunday morning are doing the same thing that Saul was doing, hiding in the stuff of church when the Lord has a purpose for them to fulfill.  Folks find themselves a low-profile, passive, pew position to hide in and just hope that the Lord will let that be enough. People hide themselves in the stuff of the activities of church. They might sing in the choir, work at VBS, attend every service and come to revival and hope that they can hide in that stuff from the purpose that God is calling them to.  It happens everywhere.

The late great college basketball coach, John Wooden, said, “We will never substitute activity for success.”  We might be doing things around the church house but being active may not be accomplishing the successful purpose that God has tapped us for.  I know it can happen, because it happened to me.  I recounted just this week how that God called me to preach in December of 1994 but I hid in the stuff of gospel music until I surrendered to the call in November 2008.  For fourteen years I hid myself by doing something good but I was hiding from a calling that would not leave me alone.  I just stayed busy and never gave the voice inside me an ear thinking I could ignore it away.  If I just went on hiding in plain view everything would be ok.  Not so.  God kept calling my name and the Holy Ghost kept pointing me out as I hid in the stuff.

You cannot hide from God.  Let the Lord fetch you out and put you where He wants you to be.  You will be relieved when you do.  Hide In Him and not From Him.

God Bless you,


Using God’s Name In Vain

Well, how about that blog title.  That is an eye opening Good Morning to our Gospel music friends.  Our hope and prayer is that the Lord has been honored by your use of His name in all you do.  Let’s talk about that…

Undoubtedly, the most disgusting use of language, especially to a born again child of God, is someone who says the word ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ or ‘Christ’ in any combination of profanity, slang or off handed use.  But, have we ever considered the fact that placing the identification of anything we do under the banner of God, Jesus or Christ puts the value and standard of that name directly upon what we are doing In His Name.  For example, the fraudulent obligatory televangelist who begs their followers to plant a seed that ends up being a new house in LA or a shiny Benz, all in the name of Christ.  Or the person who says “I am a Christian who is gay and that’s okay because God loves me just the way I am.”  How would you like it if your name was used that way?

The third commandment in Exodus 20 verse 7 says “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.

Why are we talking about this?  Because there is a caution that we MUST MUST MUST pay close attention to when we put The Lord our God’s name on anything.  Many today who call themselves “Christians” are openly living the sins of Romans 1:18-32.  [Stop and read those verses now]  I want to make a stand right here that some of you may not be willing to take.  And, it is going to make some of you uncomfortable at the least and flaming mad in the literal and utmost extreme.

I am only going to use biblical terminology and not societal language to clarify what we are talking about.  Anyone who makes their living or proclaims to operate under a calling from the Almighty God of Heaven or attaches ‘Christian’ or Gospel to their identity, and yet lives in the immoral sins of adultery, fornication, sodomy, lesbianism, or alcohol consumption, is taking God’s name in VAIN!  Moreover, anyone who aligns with, supports, or ignores such sin in light of personal gain or business interest [i.e. Lot in Sodom] is complicit and accountable unto the Almighty.  Ephesians 5 verses 1 through 17 spells out what our position as Children of the King of Glory is to be.  Paul writes that we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”  After condemning the sin of whoremongering, fornication, and filthiness, verse 6 and 7 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.  

If we are willing to align in agreement, a business venture, or especially ‘ministry’ with someone who is a sodomite or lesbian, an adulterer or fornicator, a drug or alcohol abuser, then we are operating in complete rebellion to the written Word of God which is Jesus Christ embodied in the pages (John 1:1, 14).

With that said, no one is beyond the grace and mercy of God, for without it we would all be without hope.  God gives us the avenues of repentance, reproving, and restoration through the scripture so we can rejoice in the knowledge that no sin, whether outward or inward is beyond the blood that Jesus shed.

WARNING!!  Our sinful society is very soon going to impose its’ will upon Southern Gospel music.  Mark my words.  The guilted societal forced acceptance of sodomy and lesbianism is soon going to foist itself upon the fandom and industry of this music that we love.  I fear that the tentacles of this ‘lifestyle sin’ has already worked it’s way to the core of every part of what brings our beloved gospel music to your radio, mp3 player, screen or stage.  Make no mistake, industry leaders, promoters, record companies, radio stations, internet entities, groups and fans of gospel music will be forced to make a choice to either accept or reject the open air display of a vulgar immoral anti-biblical lifestyle as a visible part of this music we love.  It will be accompanied by a thoroughly  embarrassing exposure to a national news media which now would doubt the existence of such a musical genre as Southern Gospel.  But, CNN and MSN would love nothing more than to bring another level of shame to the name of Jesus Christ by touting members of the Southern Gospel music community as members of the sodomite and lesbian community.

It would be wise to make your choice now based on the truth of scripture concerning these sins and your attachment with or detachment from them.  Will you knowingly hire, sing a song written by, employ a producer, or enter into business with someone who is using God’s name in vain?