On Oaths & Vows

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Order of Contents

All Vows are Qualified
On Taking God’s Name in Vain
On Minced Oaths

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All Vows are Qualified

Samuel Rutherford

Lex Rex…  (1644; Edin., 1843), p. 118

“Exigencies of the law of nature cannot be set down in positive covenants, they are presupposed.”

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On Taking God’s Name in Vain

Samuel Rutherford

The Divine Right of Church Government…  (1646), p. 88

“…a bearing testimony by word that God is true and knows all secrets, and will be avenged on perjury, is inseparable from vocal swearing by the name of God…”

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On Minced Oaths

Seville, George H. – ‘Minced Oaths’  1953  10 paragraphs  with a historical introduction.

Seville (1876-1977) was a UPCNA minister, a missionary to China and a seminary professor.

The articles Scripturally addresses using exclamations like ‘Gee’, ‘gosh’, ‘darn’, ‘mercy’, ‘goodness’, ‘gracious’, etc.

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