The Oath – A Veteran’s Day Sermon

Two years ago my turn to preach came up on Veteran’s day. A recording of the sermon can be found on the Bethel AG website at http://www.gcbag.org/the-oath/ . In that sermon that I titled “The Oath”, I compared some of my military experience to those of a Christian.

With the oath that all members of the military take as inspiration, I created an oath for Christians. Both oaths are listed below:

Military Oath of Office

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

The Christian’s Oath

With God’s help and guidance, I will be faithful to God my Savior who sent His Son to die on the cross for my sins. I will strive to live a life that is pleasing to God and clearly shows others who I serve. I will study my Bible and pray daily to better understand God’s will and communicate with Him. As commanded by Jesus, I will fellowship with like minded believers and tell others about God’s love for them. I look forward to the day that I will meet Him face to face and hear Him welcome me into His Kingdom.


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