“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.”
When we say the pledge of allegiance, we promise loyalty and support to each other.
The Merriam dictionary defines “Republic” as: “a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to the law” So we the people of the United States of America are “the republic,” and our flag is, representative of our unity of power.
In 1954 the pledge of allegiance was modified one last time with the most important words of all added: “One Nation under God” These 4 words acknowledge our nation as being under God. In other words: God First!
These words demonstrate that the majority of “We the people” recognize our nation’s strength is beholden to God and, we are thankful to God for his incredible blessings.
The pledge also states: “indivisible with liberty and justice for all”
The concept here: We will not allow ourselves to be divided and that the power of the people is to be used to pursue liberty and justice for all. So, when someone reading political opinion states: “Maybe we pledge our allegiance to Christ and His Kingdom instead. The Kingdom of heaven is the ONLY Christian nation.” I understand and agree with the point that God should be first in all our lives. And for true Christians, Heaven is our final home.
However, I don’t believe that speaking up for the values and principles of Christianity or against destructive policies in our worldly government somehow, someway means we have pledged our loyalty to the Country instead of to Christ and His Kingdom. To me, Such statements encourage silence and apathy and discourage speaking up and taking a stand for good. When we stand for good, we stand for God and encourage the message of Christ as God is: Good. Let our example and words in and out of politics encourage others to want to know the reason for the hope that is in us. 1 Peter 3:15
I appreciate that our “Pledge of Allegiance” includes: “One Nation Under God”
Because I am both an Advocate for Christ and part of We The People, I speak with my vote and voice. When I speak against evil and against unjust actions and when I speak for liberty. I am NOT excluding God. I am taking a stand for God. I am doing my part to ensure that “we the people” continue to acknowledge God at the Helm because “A Country without God, is a Country lost, a Country with God, is a Country Blessed” ~wrj