- Love and Liberty
I Pledge Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to no earthly nation. I do not favor the people of one nation over the people of any other nation, merely because they belong to a particular nation. I favor the people who pledge allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ and his kingdom, no matter where they live, no matter what they look like, no matter what they sound like. Patriotism is an idol, one that has led to much evil and suffering. I will not pledge allegiance to the flag of any nation. Belonging to a certain nation is not synonymous with being a servant of Christ. Many citizens are blind and deaf to the evils of their respective society, though they are easily swept into the flow of a feverish rally of hatred for those in other societies, and countless citizens have used the Lord’s name in vain by equating their national interests with God’s interests. This is not the way of the genuine Christian. I will not allow government indoctrination to turn me against the citizens of other countries. Though I be called unpatriotic, a traitor, or unappreciative of the deaths of those who have been used as cannon fodder for the world’s rulers, I will not kill for the state, I will not bow to any Head of State, I will not support the interests of a nation at the expense of other human beings.
My King is not of this world. I pledge allegiance to him and his kingdom alone.