October, 2005
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
The  Voice  of  Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

Misunderstanding Jesus
#22  Taking Oaths, Matthew 5:33-37
The False Teaching

Catholic: In counseling men "not to swear at all" (Matt. v., 34) Christ meant, as the Fathers and ecclesiastical writers explain, to be so truthful that men could believe them without need of oath to confirm what they say. He did not forbid the use of oaths under proper conditions, when necessary to satisfy others of our truthfulness.

Southern Baptist: (Robertson's Word Pictures). Swear not at all (mh omosai olwß) More exactly "not to swear at all" (indirect command, and aorist infinitive). Certainly Jesus does not prohibit oaths in a court of justice for he himself answered Caiaphas on oath. Paul made solemn appeals to God.
Westminster Confession: Yet, as in matters of weight and moment, an oath is warranted by the Word of God, under the new testament as well as under the old; so a lawful oath, being imposed by lawful authority, in such matters, ought to be taken.

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Exposing the Error

The Catholic view that oaths are approved When necessary to satisfy others of our truthfulness tells it all. It is an admission that they are not so truthful that men believe them without an oath.  A disciple of Jesus needs not to satisfy anyone of  truthfulness!
   Many say, with the Baptists, that Jesus took an oath before Caiaphas (Mt. 26:63). Did he?
And the chief priest said to him: I adjure you by the zoe-living
God that you tell us if you are the Christ the son of God.  Jesus says to him: You said [it]. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter will you see the son of man sitting at the right hand of power and coming upon the clouds of heaven. Jesus did not answer Caiaphas on oath!  The oath applied to the question that Jesus flung back at him, You said.  Then with the I say he affirms himself as the son of man - not what Caiaphas asked. Yes, one finds warrant for the oath in both New Testament (Paul) and Old (Moses) per the Westminster Confession, as Calvinist say -- but not in Jesus. 
Declaring the Truth
Hear the Good Shepherd:
Again you have heard that it was said to
the ancients: You shall not swear falsely, but you will perform your oaths to the Lord. But I say to you do not swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is God's throne, nor by earth, for it is his footstool, nor Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king, neither by your own head, for you are not able to make one hair white or black. Let your word yes [be] yes [and] no [be] no, and what is more than this is from the wicked [one] (Mt.5:33-37).
The phrase, do not swear at all allows no exceptions.  When anyone makes exceptions, the last phrase confirms the source: ..
what is more than this is from the wicked [one]. Our Lord commands us to say Yes or No. He has taught us that what is more than this is from the wicked one. It follows that all additions to Yes and No are from the wicked one. All who make additions declare their origin!  That they do not Love the Lord is clear: If you agape-love me, you will keep my commandments. More