Wednesday, June 22, 2011

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE



"There are only 31 words in the American 'pledge of allegiance,' so how did news station NBC omit two of the most important words in the pledge?"


This is the first thing I heard when i turned the news on this past Monday. Because i follow the news and am aware of the signs of the times I knew before the news anchor went to the next sentence that the two words omitted were, 'Under God.'

First I thought about how messed up that is to omit God from the pledge, then I began to think about the title "Pledge of Allegiance," and what those words really mean when put together in a statement.
Most confusion between people is due to definitions. If a word means something different to me, then I may disrespect you, when that type of talk is perfectly acceptable in my part of the world.
So...
  • Pledge: [noun] A solemn promise (solemn means not cheerful or smiling; serious)
  • Allegiance: [noun] Loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause.
Thank you Jesus that we may now see clearly!
So when in school, when you take the pledge of allegiance you (and your children) are making a Serious promise (pledge) of loyalty and commitment (allegiance) to a 'FLAG.'


"The phrase 'under God' is not a throw-away line, an afterthought. It's been a critical part of the Pledge for more than half a century - a time-honored tradition," said Jordan Sekulow, director of Policy and International Relations at the The American Center for Law and Justice.  The ACLJ, which focuses on constitutional law, announced on Monday it is sending a letter of protest to NBC over the omission from the pledge.

After reading the report done by Christian Broadcast Network (CBN), I didn't see an apology anywhere in the statements that NBC made. They kept saying that it was not done to offend anyone; which leaves me to believe that it WAS done on purpose, but they probably wouldn't have did it if they knew there was going to be this kind of reaction to the omission.


As Christians (followers of Christ) our allegiance should be to Him, and His word (The Bible). I suppose pledging allegiance to a flag is ok if it (the flag) represents Christ and/or His word. America may have began a Christian nation in theory but at what point should this great nation lose our allegiance?

Remember what your grandmother told you, put God FIRST!


 What would Jesus do? Would He have pleddged his allegiance to the US during slavery before 1865? How about before 1968 during the Civil Rights Movement. How many hypocrites asked for God to bless America during these times of sin?

And even in June 2011 with every refrence to God or His Commandments removed from every public place; and now even the mention of His title (God is a title not a name) in the 'serious promise of loyalty and commitment to our flag,' should we as Christians continue to pledge allegiance to a flag that represent principles that are no longer in sync with Bible?


FOOD 4 THOUGHT: (you do the dishes)

"And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth... Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
 (Ecclesiastes 12:9-14)






to read the news story click here






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