You Should Read Ben Witheringtons Blog:

15 Dec

He is brilliant (even if he is an arminian :)):

Seven World Views Christian’s are Up Against

“…One way it manifests itself even within the church is the disconnect when I say that American Christian’s first obligation is to their fellow Christians anywhere and everywhere regardless of race or nationality etc. not to their fellow Americans simply because they are Americans. I would not have to make this point on one of my visits to African American Churches– they understand personally what I am talking about without debate or rebuttal.

Let me be clear– there is a healthy kind of patriotism where one loves one’s nation and wishes it well and works for its good. There is another kind of patriotism that no Christian should endorse— it is ‘my country always right, never wrong’, or even ‘my country is the only God blessed country on the world’ or even my country comes first, my faith second’ and so on.”

You can read it here: Blog

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2 Responses to “You Should Read Ben Witheringtons Blog:”

  1. beckystewart December 16, 2007 at 10:33 pm #

    Mr. Witherington had a great point here. So many American Christians put their earthly citizenship above their heavenly one. Most white American Christians don’t even realize this is a problem, because it’s so engrained in them.

  2. poopemerges December 17, 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    We have obscured the Gospel with a flag!

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