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Serving Two Masters?

The Oath of Citizenship is in the news as three prospective Canadians have, for different reasons, an aversion to swearing or affirming the required oath:

"I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Charles the Third, King of Canada, His Heirs and Successors and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada including the Constitution which recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen."

Does this oath conflict with the fact that we who follow Yeshua have given ourselves, spirit, soul, and body to Him?

"But I say unto you, Swear not at all..." Matthew 5:34

To affirm, rather than swear, is simply legal semantics.

Is this oath any different than that required of the early Christians concerning Caesar?

Those born on Canadian soil do not swear this oath and whatever changes they make to it in the future, however, unless denied, it is understood that they agree with this oath.

Which is true for you, "We have no king but Caesar." John 19:15 or Jesus is Lord 1 Cor 12:3?

©2013, Dr Steven Bydeley, a man.

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Steven is the author of Fathered by God and with his wife Dianne, co-author of Dream Dreams and Dreams the Heal and Counsel. He has been a guest on the Miracle Channel, Trinity Television, and Crossroads Communication, and has taught internationally on various topics.

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