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Saturday, July 6, 2013

I Pledge Allegiance.....

 "I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands. One brotherhood, uniting all mankind, in service and love." 
Remember citing this in Bibleschool?
We are so bent on restoring the Pledge of allegiance back to the classroom and we even want the opportunity to say a prayer in school. But what about the pledge to the Christian flag?
The following was written by a good friend. I share his prayer and his thoughts with you.

"Freedom in Christ Jesus."
What about the Christian flag?  I don't see many of them flying.  In fact, about the only place where you will find a Christian flag is inside a church house.  I did a little study about that red, white, and blue flag.  It started in New York in 1897.  The red cross stands for the shed blood of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary.  The blue stands for the waters of baptism, and the white stands for the purity of Jesus (and the purity of the new Christian when we come up from the waters of baptism).  In Romans 6:4-7, we read: "Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man ! was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.  For he who has died has been freed from sin."  As Christians, our hope for everlasting life is Jesus Christ, who gave up His life so we could live with the Father forever.  Praise His holy name. 
 It is my prayer for each of us as we remember the many soldiers who fought for the freedom we enjoy in America, that we remember also the One who sacrificed His life so we could be set free from the slavery of sin.  May God bless us with a fantastic day.
 By Terry Strickler

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