Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 23

"But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment."

I chose this verse, because I have longed to be able to say this in court, but have not gotten the chance. I thought of it again this morning, as I was picking a verse, so it got picked. I find it interesting that in court, you still have to swear on a Bible that you are telling the truth. The first point I am making is that, the Bible itself tells us not to swear an oath on anything. Is that not hypocritical that we are swearing an oath on the very thing that tells us not to?

The second point is that there are not as many Christians as there used to be, so if someone does not believe in what the Bible says, why would they feel pressured to tell the truth when they swear on the Bible?


SusanE said...

I believe that in court now a person has the option of swearing in manners that reflect their belief system.

Torium said...

Susan is right. You don't have to swear on the Bible anymore.