These convictions do not reflect ingratitude or hatred for our country. Rather, they reflect a deep love for the church and a passionate desire for the church to be the church.
Mennonite beliefs and practices seem bizarre to some and offensive to others. But it’s life in this strange tribe that keeps me faithful to what I believe. I love my country, but I sing my loyalty and pledge my allegiance to Jesus alone.
Comment by Adamantine:
This is a new area of thought for me. Fulfilled Prophecy had for me a too high opinion of the leadership of a nation such that even in discussion about the evils of a particular leader they were concerned not to offend secular powers.
I grew up seeing up front near the pastor in my church the countries flag fly immediately next to some sort of flag representing my Christian religion. ( To this day I do not remember much about the design of the “Christian Flag”.)
Nothing brings greater shame to me as a Christian than to see the German Swastika fly in the churches of the German Nazi era.
I am coming around to the opinion that I will move just a bit my own personal dividing line between church, God and country.
This is something to ponder. The Antichrist it would seem will someday makes great use of combining allegiance to religion, himself and the state.