34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
Jesus warned us not swear yet organizations, EVEN SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS require you to affirm to their values beliefs or statements.I understand that the government of Canada requires you to swear allegiance to the queen or “affirm” if you are a Christian, to obtain Canadian citizenship. Christians do not compromise your faith in Jesus and beware of the tricks of satan. If your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out.
If that application/job/position/citizenship/relationship causes you to sin; notify the organization or individual and if they refuse to change …do without it/them. Beware of the tricks and deceits of satan. To swear and to affirm are the same, they are synonyms which mean the same thing. It’s just like satan, devil and lucifer are all different names that mean one thing “EVIL ONE”