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Resident Aliens

August 9, 2014

Whatever country we may naturally belong to, Paul says, we are to remember always that our real citizenship is in heaven (cf. Philippians 3:20). Whatever opinions we have about how to solve society’s problems, we are to remember always that we cannot serve two masters (Luke 16:13).

Our allegiance, therefore, can never be to any version of the kingdom-of-the-world, however much better we may think it is than other versions of the kingdom-of-the-world. Our allegiance is to our heavenly Father, whose country we belong to and into whose family we’ve been adopted (Romans 8:29; Galatians 1:2; 6:10; Ephesians 1:4-5). We are to see ourselves as “alien residents.”

gregory-boydGregory A. Boyd
The Myth of a Christian Nation (2005) Page 70, 71


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