Some time ago, I wrote an article about Oaths but now I am writing this one to further explain what has happened to Oaths and why the people of the USA ignore the very foundation of the Oaths that they swear. Usually the Oaths we swear are merely an item of “we have to say this to obtain an office but it really doesn’t mean anything to anyone because no one knows what an Oath means”. An Oath is now a matter of convenience.
In recent years the dictionaries have been turned into atrocities and most dictionaries are “collegiate” dictionaries for the uninformed or the unwilling to understand what they are doing. They are also written by those that ignore the very foundations that America was formed around and upon.
America is a Godly nation, or it used to be, and we have a Constitution that 95% of the politicians ignore. In most schools in America today, the Constitution is ignored or rewritten. Apparently the List of 45 is what they all believe in. Some would say that this isn’t America anymore but it is now called Amerika. But that is a matter of discussion in a later article.
I have located a modern dictionary and the following are from this dictionary and the definitions are of some sort of truism but they are, in fact, incorrect or incomplete…watered down as it were. The dictionary is the New Oxford American Dictionary.
OATH: a solemn promise, often invoking a divine witness, regarding one’s future action or behavior: they took an oath of allegiance to the king. • a sworn declaration that one will tell the truth, esp. in a court of law.
PLEDGE: a solemn promise or undertaking: [ with infinitive ] : the conference ended with a joint pledge to limit pollution.
• a promise of a donation to charity: the company’s pledge of 10% of profits to environmental concerns.
• (the pledge) a solemn undertaking to abstain from alcohol: she persuaded Arthur to take the pledge.
2 Law a thing that is given as security for the fulfillment of a contract or the payment of a debt and is liable to forfeiture in the event of failure. • a thing given as a token of love, favor, or loyalty.
PROMISE: a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen: what happened to all those firm promises of support?
VOW: a solemn promise. • (vows) a set of such promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career.
COVENANT: an agreement. • Law a contract drawn up by deed. • Law a clause in a contract. • Theology an agreement that brings about a relationship of commitment between God and his people. The Jewish faith is based on the biblical covenants made with Abraham, Moses, and David. See also Ark of the Covenant.
PATRIOTISM, PATRIOT: a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. ( Patriot ) trademark an automated surface-to-air missile designed for preemptive strikes. DERIVATIVES patriotism |-ˌtizəm|noun
ORIGIN late 16th cent. (in the late Latin sense): from French patriote, from late Latin patriota ‘fellow countryman,’ from Greek patriōtēs, from patrios ‘of one’s fathers,’ from patris ‘fatherland.’
All of the definitions above are all part of the “new age” and the new age is much more important to the unwilling and the unknowing. They are not archaic in their nature, whatever that means, so they are the definitions used in all mannerisms that anyone can think up because no one thinks anymore. There are way too dependent upon sports, TV shows and last but not least, video games. No one wants to know the real meanings of words, do they? It takes time to know the Truth, does it not? Why buy a dictionary to have on hand for a mere $50 when they can buy a video game for $100 and act like a demonic plague?
I find it interesting that those that claim that a dictionary which was published in 1828 and uses God as its foundation is an archaic dictionary and it is way passed being passé. Yet, these same people claim that God is so passé but the philosophers that lived before Christ came to the planet are not archaic but an 1828 dictionary is. I have tried to figure that one out but some way I cannot find the logic in that.
Below, the same words above are defined by using Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary below, the American Dictionary of the English Language. This is considered to be an archaic dictionary. The first entry will be the definition of the last entry above, patriotism and patriot. Compare the definitions and you will see and find what I have found about 40 years ago.
PATRIOTISM: Love of one’s country; the passion which aims to serve one’s country, either in defending it from invasion, or protecting its rights and maintaining its laws and institutions in vigor and purity. Patriotism is the characteristic of a good citizen, the noblest passion that animates a man in the character of a citizen.
PATRIOT: n. [L. patria, one’s native country, form pater, father.] A person who loves his country, and zealously supports and defends it and its interests.
Such tears as patriots shed for dying laws.
Patriot, a. Patriotic; devoted to the welfare of one’s country; as patriot zeal.
PATRIOTIC: Full of patriotism; actuated by the love of one’s country; as a patriotic hero or statesman.
1. Inspired by the love of one’s country; directed to the public safety and welfare; as patriotic zeal.
Do you see the differences? Here are the rest.
OATH: A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed. The appeal to God in an oath, implies that the person imprecates his vengeance and renounces his favor if the declaration is false, or if the declaration is a promise, the person invokes the vengeance of God if he should fail to fulfill it. A false oath is called perjury.
Do you see the differences? Watch this one.
PLEDGE: 1. Something put in pawn; that which is deposited with another as security for the repayment of money borrowed, or for the performance of some agreement or obligation; a pawn. A borrows ten pounds of B, and deposits his watch as a pledge that the money shall be repaid; and by repayment of the money, A redeems the pledge.
2. Any thing given or considered as a security for the performance of an act. Thus a man gives a word or makes a promise to another, which is received as a pledge for fulfillment. The mutual affection of husband and wife is a pledge for the faithful performance of the marriage covenant. Mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties.
3. A surety; a hostage.
4. In law, a gage or security real or personal, given for the repayment of money. It is of two kinds; vadium vivum, a living pledge, as when a man borrows money and grants an estate to be held by the pledgee, till the rents and profits shall refund the money, in which case the land or pledge is said to be living; or it is vadium mortuum, a dead pledge, called a mortgage. [See Mortgage.]
5. In law, bail; surety given for the prosecution of a suit, or for the appearance of a defendant, or for restoring goods taken in distress and replevied. The distress itself is also called a pledge, and the glove formerly thrown down by a champion in trial by battel, was a pledge by which the champion stipulated to encounter his antagonist in that trial.
6. A warrant to secure a person from injury in drinking.
To put in pledge, to pawn.
To hold in pledge, to keep as security.
Pledge, v.t. 1. To deposit in pawn; to deposit or leave in possession of a person something which is to secure the repayment of money borrowed, or the performance of some act. [This word is applied chiefly to the depositing of goods or personal property. When real estate is given as security we usually apply the word mortgage.]
2. To give as a warrant or security; as, to pledge one’s word or honor; to pledge one’s veracity.
3. To secure by a pledge.
I accept her, And here to pledge my vow I give my hand. [Unusual.]
4. To invite to drink by accepting the cup or health after another. Or to warrant or be surety for a person that he shall receive no harm while drinking, or from the draught; a practice which originated among our ancestors in their rude state, and which was intended to secure the person from being stabbed while drinking, or from being poisoned by the liquor. In the first case, a by-stander pledges the person drinking; in the latter, the person drinking pledges his guest by drinking first, and then handing the cup to his guest. The latter practice is frequent among the common people in America to this day; the owner of the liquor taking the cup says to his friend, I pledge you, and drinks, then hands the cup to his guest; a remarkable instance of the power of habit, as the reason of the custom has long since ceased.
Do you see the differences? Archaic? I don’t think so.
PROMISE: 1. In a general sense, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it, either in honor, conscience or law, to do or forbear a certain act specified; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made, a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of the act. The promise of a visit to my neighbor, gives him a right to expect it, and I am bound in honor and civility to perform the promise. Of such a promise human laws have no cognizance; but the fulfillment of it is one of the minor moralities, which civility, kindness and strict integrity require to be observed.
2. In law, a declaration, verbal or written, made by one person to another for a good or valuable consideration, in the nature of a covenant, by which the promiser binds himself, and as the case may be, his legal representatives, to do or forbear some act; and gives to the promisee a legal right to demand and enforce a fulfillment.
3. A binding declaration of something to be done or given for another’s benefit; as the promise of a grant of land. A promise may be absolute or conditional; lawful or unlawful; express or implied. An absolute promise must be fulfilled at all events. The obligation to fulfill a conditional promise depends on the performance of the condition. An unlawful promise is not binding, because it is void; for it is incompatible with a prior paramount obligation of obedience to the laws. An express promise, is one expressed in words or writing. An implied promise, is one which reason and justice dictate. If I hire a man to perform a day’s labor, without any declaration that I will pay him, the law presumes a promise on my part that I will give him a reasonable reward, and will enforce much implied promise.
4. Hopes; expectation, or that which affords expectation of future distinction; as a youth of great promise.
My native country was full of youthful promise.
5. That which is promised; fulfillment or grant of what is promised.
He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father. Acts.1.
6. In Scripture,the promise of God is the declaration or assurance which God has given in his word of bestowing blessings on his people. Such assurance resting on the perfect justice,power, benevolence and immutable veracity of God, cannot fail of performance.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promises. 2 Pet.3.
Promise, v.t. To make a declaration to another, which binds the promiser in honor, conscience or law, to do or forbear some act; as, to promise a visit to a friend; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money.
Do you see the differences?
VOW: 1. A solemn promise made to God, or by a pagan to his deity. The Roman generals when they went to war, sometimes made a vow that they would build a temple to some favorite deity, if he would give them victory. A vow is a promise of something to be given or done hereafter.
A person is constituted a religious by taking three vows, of chastity, of poverty, and of obedience. Among the Isrealites, the vows of children were not binding, unless ratified by the express or tacit consent of their father. Num. 30.
2. A solemn promise; as the vows of unchangeable love and fidelity. In a moral and religious sense, vows are promises to God, as they appeal to God to witness their sincerity, and the violation of them is a most heinous offense.
1. To give, consecrate or dedicate to God by a solemn promise. When Jacob went to Mesopotamia, he vowed to God a tenth of this substance, and his own future devotion to his service. Gen. 28.
When thou vowest a vow, defer not to pay it. Eccles. 5.
2. To devote.
Vow, v.i. To make vows or solemn promises. He that vows, must be careful to perform.
Do you see the differences?
COVENANT: 1. A mutual consent or agreement of two or more persons, to do or to forbear some act or thing; a contract; stipulation. A covenant is created by deed in writing, sealed and executed; or it may be implied in the contract.
2. A writing containing the terms of agreement or contract between parties; or the clause of agreement in a deed containing the covenant.
3. In theology, the covenant of works, is that implied in the commands, prohibitions, and promises of God; the promise of God to man, that mans perfect obedience should entitle him to happiness. This do, and live; that do, and die.
The covenant of redemption, is the mutual agreement between the Father and Son, respecting the redemption of sinners by Christ.
The covenant of grace, is that by which God engages to bestow salvation on man, upon the condition that man shall believe in Christ and yield obedience to the terms of the gospel.
4. In church affairs, a solemn agreement between the members of a church, that they will walk together according to the precepts of the gospel, in brotherly affection.
Covenant, v.i. To enter into a formal agreement; to stipulate; to bind ones self by contract. A covenants with B to convey to him a certain estate. When the terms are expressed ti has for before the thing or price.
They covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26.
Covenant, v.t. To grant or promise by covenant.
Do you see the differences? What has happened to this nation when terminologies change and definitions change to make this nation we live in ungodly? Why are dictionaries considered to be archaic when these same people that claim “things” are archaic when they worship the philosophers that lived before Jesus Christ came to this planet? Plato was a true-blue communist, was he not?
Most on this planet choose to call the things that are correct archaic and the things that are archaic, truth. Why is that?
So, Oaths are a forever item of destruction to a man or woman who breaks these Oaths that they foreswear before God above. Apparently, these Oaths that are broken on a daily basis in this “new age of enlightenment” are made to Satan so why bother? Oaths are not merely a matter of convenience…they mean something to someone and don’t words mean anything anymore? Hasn’t congress declared many times that words mean something? If it isn’t to God, than it must mean something to Satan, correct?
When an Oath is sworn, it is a forever thing to God and it cannot be broken for no due cause and that due cause must come from God.
Some swear bad Oaths and a bad Oath is made to anyone and anything not of God and is strictly forbidden, Matthew 5:34-36; James 5:12.
Oaths are forbidden to take in the name of idols, whatever those idols might be, Joshua 23:7, and Oaths are forbidden when that Oath is taken rashly or of an unholy manner, Leviticus 5:4; Leviticus 6:3; Jeremiah 5:2; Jeremiah 7:9; Judges 21:7; Matthew 26:72; Matthew 14:7-9; Judges 11:30-36.
An Oath, according to the Scripture of God, is a promise regarding future action which evokes the divine name of God. Let yes mean yes and let no mean no, Matthew 5:33-37, and one must be cautious and honest with oneself when proclaiming an Oath.
As for each and everyone of us, our Oaths are sacrosanct, very sacred and inviolable…don’t tell that to the federal congress or any other politician that thinks Man is in charge. Politicians swear their oaths to we the people and they don’t even mean it…do they? Apparently, their Oaths are made to Satan because they lie each and every day. I wonder if the members of the military can treat their Oaths like the politicians do.
In my own family, I had people making their Oaths and one day they decided to throw their Oaths out the window because there was better people to deal with and in so doing, they threw away their relationships to God, and that is a scary item to contemplate. I have no idea when they will pay the price but the day of atonement is upon them all.
Oaths made not unto God are forbidden and so are throwing your Oaths away to make for a “better life”, Matthew 5:34; James 5:12; Leviticus 19:12, and Oaths made unto God are expressly praised, Genesis 22:16-18, and Oaths made unto God are an assurance of a future under God. How anyone can throw that away and not repent of it is anathema to me. What good is a “better life” when their is no God in that “better life”?
God uses Oaths to show His unchangeable character and His unchangeable counsel, Genesis 22:16; Numbers 14:28; Hebrews 6:17. Oaths are made to make true in all things, Jeremiah 4:2, and only Oaths are made to God and not to Man, Deuteronomy 6:13; Deuteronomy 10:20; Isaiah 65:16. Oaths are part of the Judicial form of administration, 1 Kings 22:16.
Oaths are an important part of our spirituality and to toss that aside is absolutely atrocious and hard to understand.
Oaths are made unto and from God because God cannot lie…he is unchangeable, Hebrews 6:13-20, but Man can and will lie. When one tells the other that they are through with them and they toss their Oaths out the window, how can anyone explain that except for saying that Satan killed the relationship? Isn’t that the same as the federal congress in all respects? Isn’t that true with everyone on this planet?
Oaths, before God, are to be taken in fear and reverence, Ecclesiastes 9:2, and that fear is actually awe. It is a covenant between Man TO God and not God TO Man. God doesn’t give us Oaths unless he wants to. But Man must give Oaths to God if Man wants to live a decent life on this planet where Satan and its minions run rampant amongst us all. Satan doesn’t even want this article printed…this is my second or third try at this and hopefully it will go this time around…must be something good here…
In essence, Oaths are to be used for binding to preformance of any particular act, Genesis 24:3,4; Genesis 50:25, Joshua 2:12. They are to be utilized for the binding of a performance of sacred (sacrosanct) duties, Numbers 30:2; 2 Chronicles 15:14,15; Nehemiah 10:29; Psalms 132:2. Oaths are for the confirming of covenants, Genesis 26:28; Genesis 31:44,53; 1 Samuel 20:16,17.
Numbers 30:2 states…
If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
And that includes marriage, politicians, police, firefighters and everyone else on this planet but especially in the America that we once were.
Oaths are binding but binding to what?
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Another leftists taking its unGodly “oath”.
[…] The emptywheel.net blog noted that the Bill of Rights was absent in that copy of the Constitution. “When Brennan vowed to protect and defend the Constitution, he was swearing on one that did not include the First, Fourth, Fifth, or Sixth Amendments – or any of the other amendments now included in our Constitution,” it said. “The Bill of Rights did not become part of our Constitution until 1791, four years after the Constitution that Brennan took his oath on.” […]
Was that an Oath? No, it was not. The document he “swore” on isn’t the Constitution. It was just a mere piece of historical paper.