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St. Thomas Aquinas
Catechetical Instructions

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    • CONDITIONS OF A LAWFUL OATH
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CONDITIONS OF A LAWFUL OATH

 

One cannot, therefore, swear to a falsehood, or without good reason, or in

any way against justice: "And thou shalt swear: As the Lord liveth, in

truth, and in judgment and in justice."17

 

Sometimes "vain" also means foolish: "All men are vain, in whom there is

not the knowledge of God."18 Accordingly, he who takes the name of God

foolishly, by blasphemy, takes the name of God in vain: "And he that

blasphemeth the name of the Lord, dying let him die."19

 




17. Jerem., iv. 2. Although to constitute an oath it is sufficient to call

God to witness, yet to make a holy and just oath many other conditions are

required. . . . The words [of Jeremias, cited above] briefly sum up all the

conditions that constitute the perfection of an oath, namely, truth,

judgment, justice ("Roman Catechism., "loc. cit.," 11).

 



18. Wis., xiii. 1.

 



19. Levit., xxiv. 16.

 






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