Oaths and the Christian

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KennyRoberts
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Oaths and the Christian

Many contributors to AMG are veterans and or have held some position in their life time where they
were required, and willingly, raised their right hand and took an oath to uphold the Constitution of these United States, and to
defend it against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Does anyone actually take these oaths seriously?

I believe that the New Testament teaches that we should not take oaths, although I also believe the apostle Paul took one during his recorded ministry, that being an oath to God, a religious observance of Hebrew origin.

For those of us who in these modern times have taken this political oath that has religious overtones (founding documents), how long are we bound to our pledge? Is there an expiration date? Veteran, if past the age of being drafted again back into service?
Are the oaths nullified by conversion to Christianity, oaths taken prior to conversion?

Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

Stephen Carmichael
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Any faith based person knows

Any faith based person knows when taking an Oath of public service it is not the same as a relationship with God. A person true to Gods morals, set forth in scriptures, should find the service oath relatively similar in values. The founders where deeply religious, They hoped for Gods blessings when setting forth this nation.

I find it easy to distinguish people of the law of the land, who don't understand the relativity of the oath because they are the ones that scoff training in Constitutional Law and are ever so happy to lean about using force. Some fail to see every citizen deserving of the same equal treatment afforded by the bill of natural rights.

When Moses lead his people out of bondage and into the desert he got a a lot of help and advice from God. However there was a point when his father-in-law gave him advice on how to govern his people. God stood aside while this advice cam in on earthly matters. God is not all that interested in how many earthly matters are handled because they are about earthly possessions, emotions, or man made dramas. In this advice given to Moses something important is mentioned, select skilled and competent people for rolls in governing.

Stephen Carmichael
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To answer the question of a

To answer the question of a self life on oath adherence, one might examine the use of our Pledge of Allegiance. As children in the class room there was a time when we all opened the day with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by signing God Bless America. Many private clubs still open with the Pledge of Allegiance before conducting any order of business. Therefore the oath might be considered an extension of every citizen’s pledge of allegiance, something that never truly has a self life. Patriotism and secular obligations are not entirely equal. Oath takers dance a line between the separations of church and State, a line that has been, in most recent times, stretched and distorted obliquity.

KennyRoberts
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when I speak of oaths, I mean

when I speak of oaths, I mean similar to the tradition of the president being sworn in with hand on Bible and the other raised upright to the square, followed by so help me God. We used to be sworn in similarly when taking the witness stand in court proceedings at one time.

I really appreciate your input as it has given me some concepts to ponder.

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