I’ve written about this before, but I’m addressing it again because I’m concerned about our traditions that blatantly go against the bible, but we feel compelled to keep them going.
The constitution demands that the President of the United States be bound by oath or affirmation per Article II, Section One, Clause 8 (Wikipedia)…
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”[
There is absolutely nothing wrong with ‘affirming’ that you will execute your duties, but swearing to do so is a sin…
Matthew 5:33-37 (NKJV)
33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of [a]old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let [b]your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
Calling it an ‘oath of office’ and doing so on a bible that forbids it is downright foolish.
Can anyone give one, just one reason justifying this when the bible forbids it?
And this is what’s really absurd. When someone swears on a bible (such as in court) who has no regard for the word of God, what weight does that carry? If they don’t believe in God, they have no problem lying with their hand on that bible.
Quite frankly, some of our traditions need to die. Insisting that our elected officials or people testifying in court swear on a bible is sin.
Can you think of any other traditions that are in conflict with the word of God?
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