False pretenses are occasions on which we are pretending to be one of God’s people because it benefits us. It’s associating with God and his people to get benefits that we have no right to because what we want is all of the benefits and none of the commitments.
This clip is excerpted from the sermon “III. Do Not Take God’s Name in Vain,” the third part of our sermon series Ten Commandments: Set Free to Live Free. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Exodus 20:7 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released on September 29, 2013.