Matthew 5:33-37, Let Your Yes be Yes

The 23rd chapter of the Baptist Confession of Faith deals with “Lawful Oaths and Vows.” At first glance, the topic seems to have little current relevance. However, on closer examination, it has profound significance. Jesus even devoted a portion of his famous Sermon on the Mount to this topic, placing it alongside such topics as adultery and murder. The core issue is truth. How should God’s people reflect the character of the God of truth in the way we conduct our lives?