Sinful Swearing

The subject of the place of swearing in the Christian life is a difficult and often controversial one.  On the one hand, both Christ in the sermon on the mount and His servant James appear to issue blanket prohibitions upon swearing, yet on the other hand we find both Christ and His apostles at times seemingly speaking under oath.

This sermon concludes the study on the Third Commandment by seeking to explain the meaning of the warnings against swearing, by offering an interpretive key to the sermon on the mount and presenting the warnings and cautions that are found in scripture.

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