Pat Sajak
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Nov 11, 2012 Pat Sajak joined My Stranger Face
Nov 11, 2012 Pat Sajak joined My Stranger Face
Nov 11, 2012 Pat Sajak commented on Slog Bible Study: Matthew 5:34-37.
Oh come on guys, #2 is the only one that got it right. This isn't talking about cussing, this is about swearing oaths. only god has the power to influence reality (the bit about hair), lowly humans do not. To swear an oath is presuming to have the power god has, which he REALLY hates (he is a jealous and vengeful god after all).

You don't even need extra "context" to get this, the final sentance gives it: just say what you mean and do what you say, no oath needed.

The ESV version says it better: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?sea…

I'm assuming this post was a stab at pointing out christian hypocrisy? If so, literally any portion of Matthew 6 is better: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?sea…

Here you got: donate to the poor in secret (someone tell politicians!), quietly pray in private (sorry tebow!), don't hoard money/gold (sorry 1%!). It's surprising how many christians don't know these rules.