that represent them? Should Christians pledge their allegiance to
other than Yahweh, theGod of the Bible? Nothing in the Bible indicates we should be making such pledges. In fact,when men, governments, or anything that represents them is ungodly, it is treasonous to Yahwehto pledge allegiance to them. To do so is to place adversarial men, governments, or their emblemsabove or on equal footing with Yahweh, which is a clear violation of the First and SecondCommandments:
thy God…. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not makeunto thee any graven image…. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:for I
thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon thechildren unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercyunto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:3-6)
Most Americans are uninformed concerning the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, which wasnot composed until 1892. In other words, for one hundred and sixteen years after the founding of this nation, Americans did not consider themselves any less loyal to their country without anofficial pledge.The Pledge of Allegiance, in its original form, was written by Francis Bellamy, a liberal socialist,whose intent was to foster allegiance to a centralized federal government as opposed to localChristian government. The phrase “under God” was not added until 1954.Of greater significance, “one nation under God” is a hollow phrase if our nation is not followingYahweh and His laws. With the government and the majority of people sanctioning infanticide,homosexuality, pornography, and other abominations, America is not even close to being aChristian nation at this time in our history. Therefore, the question is not whether our pledgeshould include the words “one nation under God,” but whether we should be pledging allegianceto the flag that represents the United States Constitutional Republic in the first place.Like the United States Constitution, the United States flag has become an idol. Instead of pledging our allegiance to these idols and the man-made government they represent, let us swear allegiance to Yahweh and pursue fulfillment of Yeshua’s prayer – His kingdom here on earth as itis in heaven.
there is no other God besides Me
, a righteous God and Savior, there is none exceptMe. Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is noother. I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousnessand will not turn back, that
to Me every knee will bow
every tongue will swearallegiance
. They will say of Me, “Only in YHWH are righteousness and strength.”(Isaiah 45:21-24, NASB)
All Scripture is quoted from the King James Version unless otherwise noted. Portions of Scripture have been omitted for brevity. If there are questions regarding any passage, please openyour Bible and study the text to ensure it has been properly used.
(most often pronounced Yahweh) is the English transliteration of the Tetragrammaton,the principal Hebrew name of the God of the Bible. For a more thorough explanation concerningthe sacred names of God, “The Third Commandment” may be read atwww.missiontoisrael.org/3rdcom-pt1.php ,or the book
Thou shalt not take the name of