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The "Whole Truth" and "Nothing but the Truth"

Imagine yourself in this situation. A bailiff asks you to place your right hand on a book he says is the "Bible" and repeat after him before you are allowed to speak to the presiding judge. 



Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

Note: In some cases "so help you God" may be replaced with "under pains and penalties of perjury".

Oath (California):

You do solemnly state that the testimony you may give in the cause now pending before this court shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.


Now, knowing scripture advises us NOT to make oaths...

Jas 5:12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by the heaven or by the earth or with any other oath. But let your Yes be Yes, and your No, No, lest you fall into judgment.

Furthermore, knowing (voweless) scripture tells us not to use the false title, "GxD" when referring to the Eternal...

Isa 65:11  “But you are those who forsake יהוה, who forget My set-apart mountain, who prepare a table for Gad ( לגד ), and who fill a drink offering for Meni.

...Comments please! How would you respond?

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According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, GOD is the common Teutonic word for a personal object of religious worship, applied to all the superhuman beings of the heathen mythologies. The word "god" on the conversion of the Teutonic races to Christianity was adopted as the name of the One Supreme Being.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics and Webster's Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged agree that the origin is Teutonic paganism.

In Indo-Germanic dictionaries, only one word resembles "god." It is ghodh and is pronounced the same. This word means union, also sexual union or mating. According to Luneburger Wörterbuch, the following are the same word: Gott, got, gode, gade, god and guth (gud).

The bigger issue to consider is the warning mentioned in the VERSE in calling the Eternal such.

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