Thank you for this. This was a well thought out and well expressed article on the Idolatry of Patriotism. From a Christian perspective, I agree and wholeheartedly support both your conclusions and prospective solution. Share it widely. -mike
Originally posted on The Grace of God :
There was a time when days like this gave me vaguely fuzzy feelings for reasons I did not fully understand. Somewhere, someone had “died for me,” and because they made the ultimate sacrifice, I was now “free.” It sounded pretty amazing. Sentimental parallels have been drawn between these combat soldiers and Jesus. I now know that this is as appropriate as drawing sentimental parallels between Jesus and the antichrist.
When I was converted, the love of God was shed abroad in my heart in a powerful way. I had been the antagonist, the rebel against God’s law and kingdom. I had done what was right in my own eyes for a long time; thus I deserved to be destroyed. But God became a man who died to redeem me, and then He patiently sent ambassadors to draw me into fellowship with Him. Why? What difference does one stubborn human…
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