A Kingdom perspective of the 4th

Today millions of Americans will celebrate America’s independence. No doubt Christians will join the celebration — and it is to them, specifically, I raise the following cautions:

  1. Do not misuse God’s Word by erroneously applying Scripture to America.
  2. Do not be guilty of making the flag an idol.
  3. Remember the origin of true liberty.

I leave you with this quote from Arthur Sido’s blog

For Christians who live in America we must always keep in mind that God has placed us in this land to reach Americans for Christ, making disciples here as well as elsewhere, just as He placed Christians under the rule of Caesar, of Hitler and Churchill, of Davis and Lincoln. Our purpose is not to serve America as Christians but to serve Christ in America even and perhaps especially when that means being unpopular or living at odds with the culture of this land.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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