Allegiance

For many, it seems to make sense that one can be a “Christian” and at the same time show allegiance towards a country, a denomination, even a pastor, but by mere definition and from observing God’s character in the Bible, having allegiance for Christ plus anything else on the side is simply irreconcilable in the long run.

According to the Cambridge dictionary the meaning of allegiance is as follows:

loyalty and support for a ruler, country, group, or belief

And now loyalty is a pretty strong word and means this:

firm and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization, or in your belief in your principles

That leaves us at the crossroads of our previous alliances and what to do with it, because sooner or later, we will can only stand “firm and not changing” on one side of the spectrum. There will always be a conflict of interest, because God’s way and thoughts are always higher than that of man. What then happens to your allegiances with other things and people?

 

One Reply to “Allegiance”

  1. A Christian’s faith, dedication and focus should only be geared towards Christ, but in order to win others outside of our conviction, we have to show love and if necessary, allegiance to the target audience, without succumbing to what they believe which may not be in line with ours.
    1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

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