23.3 Oath: The Weight of Glory

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The Text

The Chapter

Whosoever taketh an oath warranted by the Word of God, ought duly to consider the weightiness of so solemn an act, and therein to avouch nothing but what he knoweth to be truth; for that by rash, false, and vain oaths, the Lord is provoked, and for them this land mourns.

The Confession

Leviticus 19:12 (CSB) Do not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:10 (CSB) For the land is full of adulterers; the land mourns because of the curse, and the grazing lands in the wilderness have dried up. Their way of life has become evil, and their power is not rightly used