Pastor's Sunday Sermon
April 3, 2022
The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law. Technical following of the law does not make you innocent if you are going against its intent.
In regards to oaths (promises), Jesus says it is better to not make promises, just let your answers be final, yes or no. When you swear oaths, with the intent of leaving yourself a way out of it (a loophole), then why make the oath in the first place!
“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[a]
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