The Patriotism Delusion


PatriotismPatriotism is a fallacy, since it revolves around countries with imaginary borders that God did not biblically delineate.

If true patriotism exists in this world, it is connected to one’s local area where one makes a living.

“Money is the answer for everything.” Ecclesiastes 10:19

It manifests itself through one’s hard work, which in turn provides one with a healthy financial condition that affords one true freedom: one not reliant upon a falsely revered piece of cloth (flag) nor on some archaic music notes (national anthem) as waved and manipulated by a fascist government that is wagged by a small elite or the 1%.

However, because God has established governing authorities, Christians are commanded to obey the laws of the countries in which they live.

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” Romans 13:1,2

Still, Christian obedience to man-made laws of governing authorities is not intended to be absolute, since there will be instances of these laws that violate scriptures. Therefore, if such laws from Governing Authorities are contrary to God’s laws, the following principle applies:

“We must obey God rather than human beings!” Acts 5:9

In addition, attachment to anything on earth is a form of vanity, a type of seduction that elevates things on earth above things of the spirit.

“For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1 John 2:16

True Christians are ambassadors of Christ on earth, and thus unequivocally under the jurisdiction of Christ’s government and Biblical Laws – hence they are only foreigners on this earth.

“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.” Hebrews 11:13

Said detachment in no way invalidates our God-assigned mission or business, which is to change the world through love, peace, and biblical morality.

“Engage in business until I come.” Luke 19:13