Some people object to the words “under God” being in the Pledge of Allegiance, but Christopher Award-winner Father Robert Barron points out that this Biblical belief is what keeps the United States a free country.
He writes, “One of the most significant contributions of the Bible to politics is the placing of kings ‘under God.’ Israelite kings were not like Egyptian Pharaohs…absolute in judgment and godlike in sovereignty. Rather, they ruled at the pleasure of God and according to God’s purposes. When they ran counter to the divine will, they were placed…under judgment….The prophets…excoriated Israel’s leaders for their idolatry and indifference to the suffering of the weak and the poor.”
Put your trust in the Lord. (Psalm 4:5)
Protect and guide this nation, Messiah.