The Christian flag is the only
free flag in the world. It is different from every
other flag, religious or secular, ancient or modern.
It is uncontrolled, independent, and universal.
Unlike all national flags and all denominational
flags of various churches, it has no earthly bonds
or allegiances. Christ and Christ alone is its
Master. Without limitation, it exists for all the
world's people regardless of sex, race, national
boundary, economic condition, affluence, or poverty,
politics, slavery or freedom. It cannot be
restricted by any nation or denomination. This
unique, universal quality makes it like the air we
breathe, belonging to all and yet owned by none. For
those who want it, wherever and whenever, it is
The Christian flag is one of the
oldest unchanged flags in the world. It was
conceived at Brighton Chapel, Coney Island, New
York, Sunday, September 26, 1897, and was presented
in its present form the following Sunday by its
originator. Call it chance, or providence,
serendipity, or the plan of God, on that day, the
Christian flag was born.
The white on the flag represents
purity and peace. The blue stands for faithfulness,
truth, and sincerity. Red, of course, is the color
of sacrifice, in this case calling to mind the blood
shed by Christ on Calvary, represented by the cross.
The first pledge to the Christian
flag was written by Methodist pastor Lynn Harold
Hough in 1908.
"I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag
and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands.
One brotherhood, uniting all mankind, in service