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Voice of the Day: ‘Repent and believe in the gospel’

Repent and believe in the gospel, Jesus says. Turn around and believe that the good news that we are loved is gooder than we ever dared hope, and that to believe in that good news, to live out of it and toward it, to be in love with that good news, is of all glad things in this world the gladdest thing of all.
– Frederick Buechner
from Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons
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Anthony Hall

posted October 1, 2007 at 12:07 am

Living in The Kingdom of God ?
To belong to this kingdom is to crucify the fleshly desire to live out of self-interest and tribal interest, and to thus crucify the fallen impulse to protect these interests through violence. To belong to this Revolutionary Kingdom is to purge your heart of “all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice “(Eph. 4:31) however ” justified” and understandable these sentiments might be. To belong to this counterkingdom is to “live in love” as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us “(Eph 5:2)”. It is to live the life of Christ, the life manifests the truth that it is better to serve than to be served and better to Die than to Kill. It is, therefore,better to opt out of the kingdom of the world war machine and manifest a radically different, beautiful, loving way of life. To refuse to kill for patriotic reasons is to show “we actuality take our identity in Christ more seriously than our identity with the empire “USA”, the nation. state, or the ethnic terror cell whence we come.
So while I respect the sincerity and courage of christians who may disagree and feel it is their duty to defend their country with violence, I honestly see no way to condone a christian’s decision to kill on behalf of any country or for any other reason.
My name is Anthony Hall .It looks like the Christian nationalist people Do teach “taking america back for God’. In the america Civil War can you tell me did God the Father and His Son Christ,Bless the North or The South,We where a “So called Christina Nation”.at that time?
IN Luck 4 the Devil tempted Christ by showing him “all the kingdoms “govtments”: of the world.To you I will give
their glory and all this authority,for it has been given over to me,and I give it to anyone I please.If then will worship me,it will all be yours”God does not what this Nation, Please tell me why you wont it .
The slogan “one nation under god” Lk.4 tells us that all nations are run by the Devil, Not Christ.: “In The Devil we trust”
The Kingdom people need to see the world “USA” through the eyes of the Kingdom of God,the eyes of
faith,Not through the eyes of the kingdom “govtments”: of the world, that are run by the Devil.
Throughout our history,most americans have assumed “Gods on our side”.In our minds-as so often in our sanctuaries-the Cross and the american flag stand side by side.Our allegiance to God tends to go hand in hand with our allegiance to country.Consequently, many christens who take their faith seriously see themselves as the religious guardians of a Christian homeland,america,they believe,is a holy city set on a hill and the church’s job is to keep it shining.
Read John 18:36. My Kingdom is not of this world “earth” We are to serve His Kingdom..
1. Devotion to the interests or culture of one’s nation.Serving Self is not what Christ is all about.
2. The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.
3. Aspirations for national independence in a country under foreign domination.
4.nationalistic – devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others; “nationalist aspirations”; “minor nationalistic differences”Serving Self is not what Christ is all about
If you have read this,I thank you for your time.
Peace in Christ
Anthony Hall

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