Episode #72: Kingdom Citizenship
“By faith he stayed as a foreigner in the land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, coheirs of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” (Hebrews 11:9-10)
There is a debate among the church as to whether we should be involved in politics. I think Christians should be involved because it is a right we are afforded in our country. We need to be informed about the candidates and vote according to our beliefs, not along any party lines. We live in a country where we are allowed to practice our faith openly without persecution. Our right to vote is not affected by our faith but I wonder if our faith is affected by our right to vote.
If tomorrow we woke up and somehow all Christians were deemed non-citizens and unable to vote or hold office, would we run to our local representative or would we turn to God? Would that reveal where our true faith lies? If every right we have as Americans was suddenly unavailable because of our Christianity, would we value our Kingdom citizenship over our American citizenship? The promise of Jesus is far greater than the American Dream. If our faith would not survive in any country other than America, then our faith is not in Jesus.
Like Abraham, we are merely foreigners living in a land of promise. Let us be a people whose citizenship knows no borders but has foundations whose architect and builder is God.
Love Y’all! Be Blessed!