“Christians must think outside cultural frameworks and outflank current political considerations.”

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Mark_Smith's picture

that my only allegiance is to the kingdom of God. In 1787 God granted me the grace to be part of a country that has representative government. I have a voice in deciding and ruling. This is not the Roman Empire. As a result, as a citizen of this country, I have a responsibility and allegiance to doing my part to make sure that it represents my values and beliefs as much as I can reasonably do.

Joel Shaffer's picture

The article didn't say that one's commitment/allegiance is only to the Kingdom of God.  It stated that he Christians have a higher commitment to the Kingdom of God.  As the article states: 

"It is not an evasion of our earthly responsibilities to say there is a higher politics, a higher kingdom, and a higher political community than the temporal nation-state of America. To take seriously the language of the New Testament (Eph. 2:19; 3:6; 5:30), we must see our membership in the universal and local church as a higher political allegiance."   

Mike Harding's picture

My ultimate loyalty is to God and the Bible represented today in this dispensation by the orthodox, Bible-believing, local NT church.  My secondary loyalty is to this nation as one nation under God.  I will do my best to keep it that way and restore it.  Every four years we have an opportunity purchased by the blood of countless American soldiers to vote for the Supreme Court and for Federal Judges.  Don't let your vote go to waste by not voting.  

Pastor Mike Harding

Mark_Smith's picture

3. Be Prudent

"While a Christian’s allegiance is in God’s kingdom..."

Anything after that means there is no allegiance to an earthly kingdom.

Bert Perry's picture

Mark_Smith wrote:

3. Be Prudent

"While a Christian’s allegiance is in God’s kingdom..."

Anything after that means there is no allegiance to an earthly kingdom.

I would agree that there is no unconditional allegiance to an earthly kingdom or government, but it strikes me that we can support human government inasmuch as it complies with God's directives in Romans 13, Genesis 9,and such, no?  Definitely not unconditional, though--Paul's refusal to go quietly at the request of the magistrate who whipped him without a trial puts the kibosh on that one.  But a conditional allegiance, sure.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.