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Can Christians Swear?


Swearing is a sin because no one knows what will happen in the future. Many people have a habit of swearing in God’s name. This is a type of using God’s name in vain. We should eliminate this kind of bad habit. If you make a promise, you should keep it. If you cannot keep your promise, you should inform the person as soon as possible.

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. (Matthew 5:33-37 KJV)

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Deuteronomy 5:11 KJV)


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