My little girl was attending a Christian youth organization meeting and my wife and I were there to observe. I had just found out that the Pledge of Allegiance had been written by a member of an occult brotherhood, a Freemason. And there were all the little children, hands over their hearts, in a Masonic gesture, pledging allegiance to the flag of America. What did this have to do with the King of kings and the Lord of lords? It seemed like blasphemy in that context.
“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.”
The above pledge (except for “one Nation under God”) was written by Francis J. Bellamy (1855-1931), a Baptist clergyman and Fabian Socialist, who was also a member of Little Falls Masonic Lodge No. 181, Little Falls, New York. The pledge was published in “The Youth’s Companion” magazine on September 8,1892 in Boston. The phrase, “one Nation under God”, was added in 1954 by the U.S. Congress.
Followers of Jesus ought to re-examine this civil ritual for several reasons. This pledge is really an oath. Jesus said that we should not swear oaths, but to let our “yes” be yes and our “no” be no (Matthew 5:33-37).
We ought to consider what it is we are doing when we take part in a solemn ritual with pagans, Pagans, Mormons, Masons, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists etc. etc. and we speak of “one nation under God”. What god are we referring to? Freemasonry teaches, “the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.” The Bible says that all who have not become a child of God by becoming reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, are an enemy of God. When we face the Red, White, and Blue with our hands over our hearts and speak of “one nation under god”, are we speaking of the god of the U.S. one dollar bill? “In god we trust”? The god of the one dollar bill is the god of the U.S. seal on the one dollar bill: equilateral triangle, All-seeing Eye of Osiris, and the Egyptian pyramid. All symbols of Freemasonry.
The more one looks into the history of Francis Bellamy and the Pledge, the more questions arise as to what has really been going on.
I encourage you to re-examine whether you, as a follower of Jesus Christ, or your children, ought to be taking part in this Masonic ritual.