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I Pledge Allegiance to God and his Kingdom, not to America

Jerald Finney
Copyright © July 3, 2015

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The problem is that America is under Satan, not under God
The problem is that America is under Satan, not under God

For some time, I have resolved to never say the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America again. I did this because I discovered that America is a morally awful and satanic nation and because I realized that my allegiance was to the Lord Jesus Christ, not to a temporal nation. By working for the Lord and according to his precepts and commandments, I benefit the nation. By working for the nation and the precepts of the nation, I only contribute to the nation’s downfall and slide into further depravity. As long as the morality and guidelines of the nation reflect God’s word, I honor them. The problem is that the nation (and all nations) until the millennial kingdom follow the precepts of the god of this world to one degree or another (See Satan orchestrates the world system; for more indepth studies, see Links to Lessons on Satan).

America has gone its satanic anti-God way. The United States Supreme Court systematically removed God from practically all civil government matters (See, The Supreme Court Reinterprets the Constitution and Removes God). Those nine black-robed (dressed in the appropriate color) temporal judges have also wrecked havoc with morality and with the principles of God.

AbortionSCtThe two worst examples of their unjust rulings are Roe v. Wade (struck down state anti-abortion laws thereby declaring that the murder of unborn babies is legal) and now Obergefell (allegedly redefined marriage). Both decisions legalize Satan’s principles and reject the truths of God concerning life, individual, family, government as expounded by the small remnant and the churches they are members of; this does not include state, legal entity, corporate, 501(c)(3) churches and their members. The decisions are a satanic frontal attack with an ancestry of deceptions. Even the “Christian” community in America has taken part in the gradual slide into religious apostasy, moral awfulness, and political tyranny by accepting and widely publishing false history, theology, and law; by teaching and practicing false theology concerning the relationship of church and state. State churches dishonor the relationship of God’s churches to their bridegroom, husband, and head, the Lord Jesus Christ. As to organization, they do this by becoming legal entities such as state corporations (includes corporation sole), unincorporated associations, charitable trusts, etc. and by getting 501(c)(3) or 508 tax exempt status. When a church becomes a legal entity, they contract with the state and usually the federal government. The civil government thereby becomes their head/authority for many purposes. For example, a church incorporates under state law; incorporation creates contracts between the church and the state. In the event of problems concerning many matters, the state has jurisdiction since the state is the controlling party. Only man’s law will be looked at in addressing those problems. Even should no issue ever be taken into state court by a state church, a member thereof, or someone who claims to have been harmed by the state corporation, state law still defines the corporate organization and its operation. Do you see this? The issue is one of authority. Do you understand that the Bible makes clear that the Lord desires his churches to be under his authority only? Do you not understand how important these principles are.

Even before Obergefell, church legal entity status defied Bible principles. The next stop after Obergefell is that state churches will be forced, sooner or later, to conduct marriage ceremonies between people of the same sex. Their authority, as they contracted for and agreed to, is the civil government, both state and federal. Should a state church refuse to marry two people of the same sex, these people can go to the church’s highest authority on the matter, the civil government court system, and the church will be required to abide by the decision of that authority (See  Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime AtmosphereCan a church force a homosexual to turn straight to stay in the church?). Should they refuse, they will be in rebellion to that authority. God expects his children to honor their agreements. See the dilemma?

Members of state churches say that they are God’s children. This claim raises many questions. Are they God’s children? If they are God’s children, why did they violate Bible church doctrine and subject the church to other heads – the state and federal governments? Why are many of the members of state churches now claiming that sex outside marriage is OK (remember that, according to God, marriage is only the union of a man and a woman)?

The United States government and all earthly government is temporal. I pledge my allegiance to the highest authority. The sovereign to whom I pledge allegiance assures us that the God of the universe will put up with this rebellion and allow this downward slide to continue until it is time to crush the world powers, bind Satan in chains for 1,000 years, set up his kingdom, release Satan for a time, and finally conduct the last judgment.

GreatWhiteThroneRevelation 20:1-15: “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

NewHeavenEarthThose whose names were not written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. Then, Christ will establish a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 20-21).

Revelation 21:7-8  “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”


The article, What’s Conservative about the Pledge of Allegiance?, explains more about the Pledge.

Response to Obergefell, the United States Supreme Court same sex marriage decision

DivineInstitutionJerald FinneyLie_Truth
Copyright © June 30, 2015

This short article looks at the wrong response to OBERGEFELL ET AL. v. HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL (June 26, 2015), (Click to go directly to PDF of the opinion), the right response to Obergefell, the Bible explanation for the predominance of the wrong response, and God’s assurance to his remnant. Keep in mind that only a man and a woman can marry, no matter what the United States Supreme Court says (See, for explanation, The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny).

6In  Obergefell the Supreme Court, under the leadership of the god of this world (See, Satan orchestrates the world system), has rebelled against the Highest authority, God, in allegedly legalizing marriage between people of the same sex. I repeat, please realize that two people of the same sex cannot marry, no matter what the Supreme Court says. This is explained in other pages and articles on this website (See The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny; see also, for example,  The Hierarchy of Law as it relates to sodomy and sodomite marriage, Laws Protecting New Testament Churches in America: Read Them for Yourself, Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere (June, 2010), and Jerald Finney’s lecture on the Hierarchy of Law.).

8First, the wrong response by believers and churches to Obergefell. Obviously, some incorporated 501c3 churches, their leaders, and their attorneys cannot see the light. They continue in their ignorance of the Bible principles of church, government, and separation of church and state. They do not realize that they have done great damage to the cause of Christ by placing their (notice that I did not say “the Lord’s”) churches under civil government through legal entity status (incorporation including corporation sole, unincorporated association, charitable trust, Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) Status, etc.). The two entries below, followed by my responses, exemplify my point. The first entry below is a Facebook entry of Clyde C. Parker, Jr. His advice shows his ignorance. Sadly, his entry has been shared by a lot of people, demonstrating the extent of ignorance about these matters. The second entry is a link to a CLA press release responding to the Obergefell decision advising churches what to do in response to that decision. Both display total lack of spiritual understanding of what should be done.

  1. Clyde C. Parker JrEdited·Everyone please make this post Public and share with everyone. Attention all Fundamental Baptist Churches!!! Because of the recent Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage please immediately update your “By Laws and Articles of Faith/” You can contact  “The Christian Law Association” We’re in the process of doing it NOW and as quick as I can I’ll post a copy of what CLA says about updating.

Updating your “By Laws and Articles of Faith” is not what you should do. Parker is alarmed and has no clue as to the right thing to do. You should get your churches out from under civil government. Your first and preeminent step should be to get rid of corporate, 501c3 status and all legal entity status asap–to understand why, you need to study the Bible doctrines of church, government and separation of church and state. You need to apply those doctrines. To understand how, you need the help of a lawyer who follows Bible precept, not hirelings who forsook Bible principle and got rich by either charging for their services or by taking only donations or gifts rather than “charging for their services.” Many churches and Christians give God’s money to these organizations which then promote and implement Satan’s methods of church organization. This website has all the resources you need to speed up your study.

  1. Press release of the CLA: Biblically Keeping the “Main Thing” the “Main Thing”.

3The above press release proves that the CLA is totally lacking in historical, legal, and scriptural understanding of what to do. If I get time, I may analyze the release in an article. The informed believer should be able to read, analyze, and see the article for what it is. The CLA is part of the reason America and America’s churches are where they are. The CLA has convinced untold numbers of churches to become legal entities under state and federal law and not under God as prescribed in the New Testament and in the First Amendment. CLA and other such “Christian” legal organizations are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Now to the correct response. My message to churches and believers who wish to please God: start in depth studies of the resources on this website. Can’t you see that your ways have failed? Can’t you see that you have been lied to and that you have followed lies? Open your eyes now and love light rather than darkness, if you wish to glorify God. Repent! Church incorporation and 501(c)(3) status are evil. The resources on this website prove this. The resources on this website give you the truth you need to know in light of the Obergefell decision. Reorganize the church you are a member of, then seek to please God in all matters as you are taught by the word of God, the King James Bible, in all things.

The webpage, The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny, and the resources linked to therein, along with other resources on this website, explain the important biblical doctrines of church, state, and separation of church and state as well as relevant historical facts and legal concepts which guide the Bible believing Christian in the way he, and the church he is a member of, should go – actually, the way he and churches should have gone long ago – in order to glorify God in these times of religious heresy and apostasy, moral awfulness and political and governmental tyranny. Most believers, churches, and “Christian” legal organizations (e.g., the CLA) do not have a clue about God’s mind concerning these matters; instead, they are in panic mode, remain in darkness, and continue in what they perceive to be right and what America and most of America’s churches teach them that they need to do to be good Americans rather than what the Bible teaches that they should do to be good Christians. By the way, the former assures that they will be neither good Christians nor good Americans, and the latter assures that they will be both good Christians and good Americans. Follow the former and hurt individuals, families, churches, and America; follow the latter and help individuals, families, churches, and America.

The Bible explains why the wrong response predominates. John 3:19-21:  “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

The remnant has assurance: “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (1 John 5:19-20).

Jude1.15Man, since the beginning, has always been seduced by Satan. Things will not change until the Lord crushes the world powers, all of which operate under the principles of the god of this world, and establishes his kingdom. The trend of individuals, families, churches, and nations is, in general, always downward and deeper into religious apostasy, moral awfulness, and political tyranny; Obergefell and its progenitors as well as the downward religious, moral and political slide of America again prove this. Sadly, America and the world will continue into greater depths of depravity and rebellion against God’s way. Satan’s ways always offer what seems to man to be the best rewards; while in fact leading to dire consequences. God’s ways, on the other hand actually result in the glory of God, the joy of man, eternal life, and other positive consequences. A remnant has already acted according to Bible principles and guidelines or will modify their conduct and respond correctly to Obergefell by diligent study and modification of their conduct so as to comply with biblical guidelines; but the majority of those who profess to be believers will respond incorrectly, thereby aiding the god of this world in his ultimately unsuccessful schemes.


Virginia Passes Legislation Forcing Churches to Allow “Transgender” Males into Women’s Bathrooms (04720)(Of course, this will be contested in court. Regardless of the outcome of such contest(s), keep in mind that the established church (incorporated, 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(1)(A) churches have voluntarily given up much of their First Amendment protections and placed themselves under the 14th Amendment for many purposes. Churches who choose to remain under the First Amendment for all purposes are not subject to state legislation. Contact this Churches under Christ Ministry for more information.)

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The Hierarchy of Law as it relates to sodomy and sodomite marriage (060115)

The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations and Government Tyranny

Will Churches in America Have a Choice about Sodomite Marriage: A short critique of the Article “Christian schools will have no choice about gay marriage: Column” as it relates to churches (052315)

Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere (06_10)