How is God´s name profaned?

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God’s name is profaned by

  1. Teaching contrary to what God’s Word teaches (false doctrine).
    Ezek. 22:26: Her priests have violated my Law, and have profaned mine holy things... and I am profaned among them.

  2. Living contrary to the way God’s Word teaches us to live (sinful life).

    Rom. 2:23-24: Thou that makest thy boast of the Law, through breaking the Law dishonourest thou God? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you.

    Luther: “In the first place then, God’s name is profaned when men preach, teach, and speak in the name of God what is false and misleading, so that His name must serve to adorn and to find a market for falsehood. That is, indeed, the greatest profanation and dishonor of the divine name. In the second place, also by an openly wicked life and works, when those who are called Christians and the people of god are adulterers, drunkards, misers, envious and slanderous.”