Would an apostle swear by God? Paul consistently invokes the name of God to assert that he did not lie. Once you read these passages in their context, you’ll find that he was accused of lying, and instead of providing witnesses and evidence to backup his claims, he declares an oath. In Romans 9:1 he invokes the name of the Son AND the Holy Ghost to convince his readers of his innocence! Talk about double-whammies!

Romans 9:1
1I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Galatians 1:20
20Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

1 Timothy 2:7
7Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

Ephesians 4:17
17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Yashua teaches against swearing by heaven, earth or anything for that matter. He teaches that our answers should be plainly, a Yes or No. James wrote instructing believers not to swear neither by heaven, by the earth or any other oath. Let everything be a simple “yea” or “nay.” This is another clear indication that Paul never knew Yashua nor his teachings. None of his letters instruct believers not to take oaths.

Matthew 5:34-37
34But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
36Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

James 5:12
12But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

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