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Our theme for the next eight weeks is “The Seven Deadly Sins.”
These seven sins are inward attitudes that affect character as well as conduct.
Through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be delivered from the seven deadly sins.
Today we are talking about Christian Citizenship is The Salt That Saves.
I believe with all that is going on in the world it is a good time to ask ourselves, “Are we being responsible citizens of our country?”
If we really love our country, we should lead it.”
We need to lead our nation to worship God and to be a responsible nation among the nations.
Our Scriptures today emphasise the influence of the ideal followers of Jesus Christ.
The text declares that we must function as salt, and we are to serve as the light of the world.
Christian citizenship is applying the principles and values of the Christian faith in our world through appropriate in evolvement in the political process.
As followers of Christ, we should be more than eager to apply spiritual and moral principles based on our faith in and obedience to God to all of life.
We can take four different stances toward our country and our church.
First, We can be critical but not loyal.
We could specialise in identifying problem areas but fail to generate constructive ideas for solutions.
Second, we can be loyal but not critical.
We could have a line but superficial loyalty to the group of which we are a part.
Third, we can be neither critical or loyal.
Consequently, we would have no real dedication in our hearts.
Fourth, we can be both critical and loyal.
In this case, our commitment is genuine.
Love and respect often demand discipline and rebuke.
We need a renewed faith and obedience to God and service to our country and to its people.
What are some guidelines for responsible Christian citizenship?
1. Christians need to mix religion and politics.
We must not eliminate religion from politics.
2. Christians need to understand the real issues that confront us.
3. Christians need to be politically active.
4. Christians need to work with others who are promoting worthy biblically correct causes.
5. Some Christians should be running for political offices.
6. All Christians need to vote intelligently.
7. Christians must have a higher loyalty.
Loyalty to God takes precedence over all other loyalties.
Until next time
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