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June 12, 2008

The Flag or the Cross…

Dangerous Currents

I read an interesting blog post today that I thought was worth sharing.

Just the other day, I had discussion with a good friend of mine about the question of displaying an American flag in church. Its tough to talk about issues like this in America, especially among evangelicals, because of this pervasive notion that America is a country founded on Christian values, which many times turns into the suggestion that the United States of America is “God’s Country.” The problem is that it becomes hard to talk about this idea without either enraging someone or, at the very least, hurting their feelings and making them perceive you as an ungrateful citizen of the United States…

The author goes on to point out how the US flag is given an overly-prominent position within the church, both physically and theologically. Do we put too much emphasis on the flag or, as one commenter reminded us…

For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. – Hebrews 13:14

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. – Philippians 3:20

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