Presentation on theme: "U.S. Oath of Citizenship I hereby declare, on oath that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince,"— Presentation transcript:
U.S. Oath of Citizenship 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 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.
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev – Boston Marathon Bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, (left) had a U.S. citizenship application pending. His brother Dzhokhar became a citizen on Sept. 11, 2012.
The Obligations of Citizens Ephesians 2:18-19; Philippians 3:20
Christians -- have become naturalized citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven In the process of becoming citizens, we have acknowledged allegiance to our King (Philippians 2:11; Romans 10:9) We have renounced Satan and his dominion (Colossians 1:13, 18, 2 Corinthians 4:2-4; 1 Peter 2:9-11; Ephesians 5:5-8)
Christians -- have become naturalized citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven We have committed ourselves to being good citizens of our country We want to walk worthy of it (1 Thessalonians 2:12) We know it is “better” and we don’t want to go back to our former country (Hebrews 11:15-16) We must not look back! (Luke 9:61-62; 2 Timothy 2:3-4)
Let us honor our King! We honor our mothers! (Ephesians 6:2) But we must love Christ more! (Matthew 10:37;18:20; Heb.10:25-27)