Believing our citizenship is in Heaven, we pledge our obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ first. We also pledge our allegiance to our native country and we will encourage students to be respectful and obedient to civil authorities, in accordance with Romans 13: 1-7:
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
We will acknowledge and explore our religious freedoms and provide examples of how individuals have affected the course of history, in keeping with the sovereignty of God. We will encourage participation in civil government by example. We believe children can learn to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.