Why do the courts allow people to swear on the Bible? Don’t they understand that the very Bible they are swearing upon condemns making oaths? (Matthew 5:33-37; James 5:12). The teachings of the Bible are there for the safety of man. God is trying to save man from himself by telling him not to swear an oath because if man swears an oath, he will be held accountable even if things turn bad (Judges 11:30-40; Ecclesiastes 5:1-6; Acts 23:12-13). A person’s reputation should be credible so that his word of “yes, I will” or “no, I won’t” should be enough (Colossians 4:6; Matt. 5:37).
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