Christian flags, Made in USA
If you are looking for a beautiful, yet durable, outdoor 3×5 ft Christian Flag that will last, then our 100% American made, Christian Flag is the best choice. It is made of heavyweight 200 denier nylon making it tough and long lasting, yet still flies beautifully in the breeze. There are two strong brass grommets and two rows of superior lock stitching all around the flag with 4 rows on the fly end to prevent unraveling and fraying. Unlike most Christian flags that are printed, the red cross on our religious flag is appliquéd on and reinforced with zigzag stitching. The blue canton is reinforced with double zigzag stitching as well. The flag is treated to dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration, retaining its colors against UV rays. Add it to your shopping cart today and we’ll get it shipped quickly!
Overview of the Christian Flag
The Christian flag is a white, blue and red-colored flag that represents Christianity. It features a white field with a blue square in the upper-left corner. Within the blue square is a red-colored cross. The cross, of course, represents the cross on which Jesus died. The blue square, on the other hand, represents the baptism waters. The Christian flag combines these elements to offer a traditional flag that directly symbolizes Christianity.
The Christian flag is commonly used by the following denominations of Christianity:
Origins of the Christian Flag
The Christian flag has origins dating back to the 19th century. In 1897, a church on Coney Island, New York held a service in which the superintendent asked students for input on a design for a Christian flag. The superintendent didn’t explicitly seek designs from the church’s students, but it paved the way for the modern-day Christian flag, nonetheless.
Several years after the aforementioned service, the superintendent met with Ralph Diffendorfer of the Methodist Young People’s Missionary Movement, after which the pair began to design the Christian flag. After designing the Christian flag, they approached the Federal Council of Churches with it. It didn’t happen overnight, but in 1942, the Federal Council of Churches officially adopted their design. Since then, the Christian flag has been recognized as the official flag of Christianity.
How to Choose a Christian Flag
When choosing a Christian flag, there are several things you should consider. You can find the Christian flag in different materials. If you intend to display it outdoors, you may want to choose a nylon Christian flag. Nylon flags are stronger and more durable than those made of cotton, linen and other traditional fabrics. You can display a nylon Christian flag outdoors without fear of it succumbing to the elements.
You should also choose a Christian flag with high-quality stitching. Like with other flags, some flags are made with low-quality stitching that can unravel and fray. High-quality stitching is a sign of craftsmanship that will protect a Christian flag from premature wear and tear – especially on the fly end.
If you’d like to get a flag that has all of these features carefully crafted into it, choose the Christian flag from Star Spangled Flags.
- Who designed the Christian Flag and how did it come about?
- What is the design on the Christian Flag and what does it represent?
- What is the pledge to the Christian Flag?
- Why is the Christian Flag called a “free flag”?
- Where can I purchase a Christian Flag?
Who designed the Christian Flag and how did it come about?
The Christian Flag was designed by Charles C. Overton of New York. He was asked to speak at Brighton Chapel on Coney Island in Brooklyn, at a Sunday School kick-off because the guest speaker did not show. During his speech he noticed the American flag near-by and started speaking about the flag and it’s symbolism, which spurned the idea that Christians should have their own flag. So he added a verbal picture of what the Christian’s flag might look like to his speech. The idea of a Christian Flag stayed on his mind so he teamed up with Ralph Diffendorfer in 1907 to produce and promote the flag and it was adopted by the United States Federal Council of Churches in 1942.
What is the design on the Christian Flag and what does it represent?
The Christian flag has a white field with a blue canton on which lies a red cross. The white represents purity, peace, and forgiveness. The blue stands for truth, loyalty, and heaven. The red cross symbolizes the blood shed by Christ by His work of salvation.
What is the pledge to the Christian Flag?
The pledge to the Christian Flag is as follows: “I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for Whose kingdom it stands; one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.”
Why is the Christian Flag called a “free flag”?
Christian flags are called a free flag because it has no earthly bonds or allegiances. It has no ruler except for Christ and Christ alone. It exists for ALL of the world’s people without limitation. The flag cannot be controlled by any Nation or denomination. It freely belongs to everyone but is owned by no one.
Where can I purchase a Christian Flag?
You may purchase a beautiful Christian Flag at Star Spangled Flags. Their Christian flag is made in the United States and treated to protect against UV rays to keep the colors from pre-mature fading. The flag is double stitched, and quadruple stitched on the fly end to prevent unraveling. We offer grommet, not flag pole sleeve versions, at this time. Add your flag size to the shopping cart today and we’ll get it shipped to you quickly!