Pledge of Allegiance
The Rev. Joseph WinstonJuly 5, 2009
Grace and peace are gifts for you from God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We all know these words, “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United Statesof America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indi-visible, with liberty and justice for all.” When we speak the Pledge of Allegiance,we publicly state our loyalty to the laws and the authorities of this country.This is but one pledge that we give in this life. High school and college ﬁghtsongs commit their students to stay devoted to everything the school holds dear. If we are called to testify in court, we promise “to tell the truth, the whole truth, andnothing but the truth.” Countries enact treaties that describe in detail their behaviorwith other nations. In each of these examples, we give our word that others cancount on us.
Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians1:2, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, Philemon 1:3.