I Pledge Allegiance provides frank, sensible answers to the following questions:
- Is it biblically and ethically right for Seventh-day Adventists to engage in war?
- Can Adventists in clear conscience voluntarily enlist in a military establishment?
- Would it be consistent for an Adventist to belong to any department of the military—such as intelligence, communication, logistics, medical chaplaincy, etc.—that also exists to support the combat unit that does the actual killing?
- How should Seventh-day Adventist Christians maintain a proper balance between loyalty to God and their allegiance to their nation?
- Why should Adventists be concerned about the changes that have taken place in its church's historic position on military noncombatancy?
- How should our unique prophetic understanding of Revelation 13 shape our stance regarding our role in the military?
Pages: 176, paperback
Dimensions: 5.875 x 9 inches
Keith Philips and Karl Tsatalbasidis
Table of Contents
- Section One—Historical Issues
- Church's Position on Noncombatancy
- Military Chaplains
- Military Medics
- Crucial Tests of Faith
- Thou Shalt Not Kill
- Sabbath Issues
- Draft Versus Voluntary Enlistment
- Hermeneutics of Silence
- Hermeneutics Revealed
- Dangers of Patriotism
- Power of the Message
- Man Proposes, God Disposes
- A Final Word
Section Two—Hermeneutical and Ethical Issues