As citizens of the United States of America, we vote as one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Our 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.
Our highest allegiance is to God, who has called us into his own Kingdom and glory
“As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children, to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.” 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12
We can walk worthy of God for we are united in the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Paul gives us the kingdomview of the unity of the Spirit we can adopt and live amidst the darkness of the world.
“1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling, 5 one Lord, one faith, one immersion/baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in us all. 7 But to each one of us, the grace was given according to the measure of the gift of Messiah. Ephesians 1:1-7
God our Father has delivered us from spiritual darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His Son
“9 For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don’t cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God, 11 strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the holy ones in light, 13 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love, 14 in whom we have our redemption,§ the forgiveness of our sins. Colossians 1:12-14 (Col 1:1-14; Lk 12:32)
Messiah Jesus reigns as King in his kingdom.
“20 But now Messiah has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruit of those who are asleep. 21 For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Messiah all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Messiah the first fruits, then those who are Messiah’s at his coming. 24 Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God the Father, when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 27 For, “He put all things in subjection under his feet.”✡ But when he says, “All things are put in subjection”, it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him. 28 When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
Unlike the Jews in the time Jesus walked as a man on this earth, we are not ruled under a Roman Caesar.
We only pay taxes and obey laws of the Republic of we the people.
“We the People of United Sates, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Preamble—Constitution of the United States of America (1787)
Attempting to get him in trouble, the religious s leaders of the Jews asked Jesus, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? 15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?”But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them,
“Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it.”
16 They brought it. He said to them,
“Whose is this image and inscription?”
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Our constitution and bill of rights are no longer observed by unbelievers.
Messiah Jesus calls us to be salt and light in the world, even in political battles.
13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. 15 Neither do you light a lamp and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. 16 Even so, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16
Yet, many Christians don’t vote and many pastors will not get involved in helping get them to vote, so Democrat political leaders are currently unequally yoking us with unbelievers.
It is high time to Stand up for Jesus.
“14Stop becominge unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony exists between the Messiahf and Beliar,g or what do a believer and an unbeliever have in common? 16What agreement can a temple of God make with idols? For weh are the temple of the living God, just as God said:
“I will live and walk among them.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.”i
“Get away from them
and separate yourselves from them,”
declares the Lord,j
“and don’t touch anything unclean.
Then I will welcome you.
18I will be your Father,
and you will be my sons and daughters,”