I am fairly new to this board so I can only guess that this has been discussed before. Matt 5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, thou shalt not forswear thyself, but perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his foorstool: neither by Jeruselem; for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shat thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Question: Is it okay for a Christian to "swear" in court, "swear" before a notary, or swear in any other official manner? Please, stay on topic and talk about the ACT of swearing and not what is being sworn to. Also, please, do NOT bring up secret societies. Might tend to get people WAY off topic. I'll start off. I don't think the passage could be any clearer or more on the point. I have not "sworn" in court (I was called for jury duty) or "sworn" before a notary in over twenty years. It is neither required nor necessary for a Christian to do so or anyone else for that matter. Why would anyone WANT to swear. If it is not necessary, and you don't want to, and you have a clear Bible passage to cack you up, why would you swear to anything.