Serving Two Masters?

The Oath of Citizenship is in the news as three prospective Canadians have, for different reasons, a problem with swearing or affirming this oath:

"I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIQueen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada 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 with respect to Caesar?

Those born on Canadian soil do not swear this oath, however, unless denied, it is understood that they in agreement with this oath.

"We have no king but Caesar." John 19:15

©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 have taught internationally on various topics.

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