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Unchanging - a Christian perspective
When men makes oaths, they are appealing to something greater than themselves. Since God is the only unchanging being in the Universe, when he wanted to make his purpose clear, he made an oath on himself.

Oaths - a Christian perspective
Jesus tells us to not swear our oaths by anything, especially on God's throne. We shouldn't need oaths, we should just let our word be our bond.

Matthew 5: 33-37
Integrity verses Oaths. Oaths in the ancient world were extremely important. They were so important, they were almost acknowledged as currency. The Jews during Jesus time swore to all kinds of things, from serious matters to the trivial.