Pledge of Allegiance
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Pledge to the Christian Flag
I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Saviour for whose Kingdom it stands; one Saviour, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.
Galatians 3:26–28 (NKJV)
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
- Equality in every sphere: Race, Social Status, Gender
- One in Christ Jesus
1 Corinthians 7:21–24 (NKJV)
21 Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. 22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.
- Be Content and Ambitious When Possible
- Physical Slavery does not Diminish Spiritual Freedom in Christ
- Physical Freedom does not Preclude One’s Submission to Christ
- The Price Paid for Our Freedom from Sin and Our Identification with Christ
- Contentment in God in whatever state in Freedom
John 8:34–36 (NKJV)
34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
- The Bondage of Sin
- The Separation of Sin
- The Freedom found in Christ
John 8:31–32 (NKJV)
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
- There are many opinions among mankind on all types of things
- The only rule for government and life is the word of God
- Ruling an organization, a home, or a political entity is not right unless it lives by the truth of the Word of God
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