1A. NEGATIVELY, JAMES WRITES, “But above all things, ray brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath.”
1B. Let me give you a background to the problem James was dealing with.
2B. In the light of these facts notice what James writes.
2A. POSITIVELY, INSTEAD OF TAKING OATHS, JAMES OFFERS A SOLUTION
1B. When the answer is yes, just say “Yes.” When the answer is no, just say “No.”
2B. James closes with a warning of condemnation.