As it is July 4th, 2012, Independence Day (Our Nation’s 236th Birthday) I post this Oath of Allegiance that is given to those who become naturalized citizens of this land. It is a reminder that as citizens of this country, there is a solemn duty not to be taken for granted. This is that oath…
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
This is also not to be the end of our duty. For those who are not only citizens of the United States of America, but have their true home and allegiance to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, we are reminded in Scripture of why we are here. God has blessed us, now let us through obeying Him, be a blessing to others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, [he is] a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. 18 Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”
21 He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Happy Independence Day!