“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.”
I’m so glad to have been born in the wonderful United States–
a country from which came so very many “greats.”
Inventors, teachers, ministers, and those of every profession
found in this blessed country great freedom of expression.
Great national leaders were strategic in guiding the nation
and military “greats” led in many a wartime situation.
And diligent mothers and fathers, who were never well-known,
supported the lives of young Americans until they were grown.
Great farmers have cultivated bountiful crops in America’s fertile soil,
while many people have been blessed by their important toil.
And with scenic lands of “fruited plains” to mountains very high…
the United States is blessed with beauty from rivers to the sky.
But what has made it greatest has been its foundation in the Lord…
and our fervent prayer is that its faith in Him will be fully restored.
May all of America find in the Bible its truth that sets men free…
Jesus Christ is our needed Savior and Lord…and true source of liberty!
P. A. Oltrogge
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’” John 8:31-32 NKJV
“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 NKJV
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” spoken by Jesus in Luke 4:18-19 KJV
“This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.” 1 John 3:23 NKJV
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” …From the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee…
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!