Sunday, 22 July 2007

Is Patriotism Un-Christian?

I have been reading Patriotism in the Light of the Scruptures.

1 John 2:15 says, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

If a state is a product of the world, then to love it (i.e. to be patriotic) is to sin.

It is only right to be patriotic then if the country you love is established by God.
The only exceptions to this would be if one's country were the heavenly kingdom, which anyone with a modicum of spiritual knowledge knows it's not, or that the United States is a "special kingdom" set up by God to rid the world of evil and take it back for Christ. This statement is completely without merit and actually has no scriptural backing at all.
Is there any evidence that God has established any states?

Ephesians 6:12, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

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