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.