For American Christians today, Mark 9:42–50 conveys a stern warning from Jesus about confusing Christianity with nationalism and destroying the credibility of the gospel in other ways.
When the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday, Christians need to be careful about how they relate patriotism and worship.
It is possible to be both a patriot and a Christian. It is not possible to confuse patriotism with Christianity and still be truly Christian. It is possible to love both God and country. To become confused about which love is absolute, and which conditioned upon the absolute, is to become an idolater or aContinue reading “Can a Christian be a patriot?”