Paragraph 2148

2148. Blasphemy is directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God – inwardly or outwardly – words of hatred, reproach, or defiance; in speaking ill of God; in failing in respect toward him in one’s speech; in misusing God’s name. St. James condemns those “who blaspheme that honorable name [of Jesus] by which you are called.”78The prohibition of blasphemy extends to language against Christ’s Church, the saints, and sacred things. It is also blasphemous to make use of God’s name to cover up criminal practices, to reduce peoples to servitude, to torture persons or put them to death. the misuse of God’s name to commit a crime can provoke others to repudiate religion.

Blasphemy is contrary to the respect due God and his holy name. It is in itself a grave sin.79


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What is the spiritual battle mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, and how can a Christian fight it?

The Light of the World: Jesus is the light that illuminates the darkness (John 8:12)

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Worship in spirit and truth: What does the worship described in Leviticus teach us about true worship of God? (Leviticus 1-7; 10)