Thou shalt make no covenant with them, or with their gods. Ex.23:32
“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” Luke14:26-27
And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them; and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is to be shed on behalf of many.” Mark14:23-24
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” Acts5:29
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Gal.1:10
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Hence, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come. Hebrews 13:12-14
I don’t believe in a denomination’s “doctrinal statement” or a list of doctrines, or a published Systematic Theology, or a creed. But I do believe the scriptures. I believe Jesus Christ. My creed is, “Jesus is Lord.”
My allegiance is not to an Institution or a denomination or a religion or an organization or Church. It is not to a theologian, a paid professional, or ecclesiastical authority. It is not to a hired clergyman, pastor, pope, priest, or guru. My allegiance is to Jesus Christ alone.
I give my allegiance to NO flag, earthly nation, kingdom or country, geo-political State, president, caesar or king, ethnic group, symbol, god (aka “Liberty” or “Democracy”), army, military-alliance, treaty, international charter, declaration of global political-social-economic goals, or manmade list of global moral Laws. My allegiance is only to Jesus Christ.