Lordís Day 37 Themes and Divisions


E. Kampen


As Christians guided by a Reformed Word and worldview we will not hesitate to swear oaths


We will consider how we come to this guided by:


1.      A Reformed Word view

2.      A Reformed world view


Bible readings:Numbers 30, Matthew 5:33-37, Romans 13:1-7


W. Bredenhof


The Third Commandment addresses our use of oaths


Weíll look at the use of:


1.      Legitimate oaths

2.      Illegitimate oaths


Bible readings:Deuteronomy 10:12-22, Matthew 26:57-75


C. Stam


The confession that the oath must be used to maintain and promote fidelity and truth


1.      The special character of the oath

2.      The two-fold purpose of the oath


Bible readings:Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew 26:57-64


B. Holwerda


The problem of the oath


1.      The grace in the oath

2.      The poverty of the oath

3.      The triumph of the oath


Bible reading:Matthew 5:17-37


R. H. Bremmer


The great importance of the oath


With that in mind we will consider:


1.      The oath in the Holy Scriptures

2.      The oath in society

3.      The oath in the church


Bible readings:Genesis 24:1-9, Matthew 5:33-48


J. Beeke


The Christian oath


1.      Its historical context

2.      Its scriptural legitimacy

3.      Its experiential reality


Bible reading:Hebrews 6:9-20


S. tíHart


Protect the honour of Godís name through the right use of the oath


1.      The need for the oath

2.      The significance of the oath


Bible readings:Deuteronomy 10, 2 Corinthians 1:12-24, Hebrews 6:9-20


J. Kok


The oath


1.      Is necessary because of sin

2.      May be used to maintain the truth

3.      Must be done according to Godís will


Bible reading:Hebrews 6:17-18


The godly swearing of oaths


It is:


1.      According to the will of God

2.      In the Name of God

3.      To the glory of God


Bible reading:Matthew 5:33-38


The oath


1.      Its character

2.      Its foundation

3.      Its purpose


Bible reading: Isaiah 45:23


G. Van Popta


Vows must be fulfilled


1.      We make our vows to God

2.      Examples of vows in church life

3.      Why vows must be kept


Bible reading:Ecclesiastes 5:1-7


E. Rupke


Christian hope is anchored in Godís oath


1.      Godís oath is the end of all discussion

2.      Godís oath provides encouragement

3.      Godís oath guarantees salvation


Bible readings:Genesis 22:1-19, Hebrews 6:13-20