What Is the Pledge to the Christian Flag?


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The Christian pledge was first written by Methodist pastor Lynn Harold Hough in 1908. It was written to accompany the Christian flag which was developed in 1897 at Brighton Chapel, Coney Island, New York.

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The actual Christian pledge is; "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." It was written by Lynn Harold Hough in 1903 to accompany the Christian flag which had been made in 1897. The Christian flag for which this pledge is written for is said to be one of the oldest unchanged flags in history. There has been some debate about the placement of the flag in the worship area of churches, as it currently sits to the left of the flag that represents the United States. Most churches have not yet concluded that the Christian flag should be moved to the place of honor. The purpose of this pledge is to state openly a persons faith and belief in Christ. In many Christian schools in America today the Christian pledge, along with the pledge to the United States, is still recited as part of the students and staffs daily routine.

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