Monday, May 28, 2012

Thoughts On God and Kingdom

Good post today from Eric Carpenter, God and Kingdom. I am encouraged to see so many Christians asking the culturally unpopular questions about the intermixing of the church and the political/national/military concerns of one particular secular nation-state over all others. As Eric says in one of his comments, this is a difficult conversation to have because church-going, red-blooded, patriotic, flag waving Americans don't like anyone asking the hard questions about where our loyalty lies.

I am more and more convinced that the intertwining of patriotism/nationalism/militarism with the culturally understand notion of "Christianity" is far more damaging to our witness in America and abroad then most other doctrinal heresies. Make no mistake, claiming America as a special land and dividing our loyalty between Christ and country is a heretical practice little different from mormonism or other cultic faiths.


Eric said...

Thanks for the link!

Aussie John said...


So right!

Politically militant religionism makes a country a legitimate target for other politically militant religionists.

Their "god" is the state to which they politically adhere. The God of the Scriptures is a secondary, but useful,appendage!

Arthur Sido said...

John I don't know about Australia but writing what you wrote in view of an American audience is going to get you yelled at on Facebook!

Aussie John said...


What did you say? :)