Copyright © July 3, 2015
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.
The 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 Atmosphere; Can 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.
Revelation 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.”
Those 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.