Sunday, June 11, 2023

We Pledge Our Sacred Honor

By Al Behel


We must obey God rather than man” (Acts 5:29)

    When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 its founders were declaring independence from an earthly power while making a clear declaration of dependence upon Almighty God. The closing words of this historic document declares solemnly:

‘With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

    The founding fathers of this nation recognized the need for divine guidance. Relying on the providence of God they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to the mutual good of the citizens of this new nation. Their declaration was one of dependence on God while exercising freedom from foreign domination.

    Pledging allegiance to our national flag represents our mutual commitment to preserve our sacred honor under divine leadership and guidance. We recognize the position God holds far above governmental leaders and that all nations stand or fall as He wills.

    As Christians our allegiance extends beyond flags and declarations of independence. Our God is supreme over all nations, all peoples, and all cultures. He stands untouched by the corruption and greed of rulers gone bad, or governments whose leaders refuse to bow before Him. Arsenals of mass destruction pale under His power. Our allegiance is to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

- Al Behel served the Great Smoky Mountains Church of Christ in Pigeon Forge, TN, for many years prior to this death in April 2022. The congregation may be contacted through their website -

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