Your Citizenship Isn’t In America

Your Citizenship Isn’t In America

American Christians, the presidential election shouldn’t make you forget your election in Christ.

If you’re an American Christian, you might have been born by Americans, but you were born-again by God in heaven. If you’re an American Christian, you are a citizen of the greatest nation the world will ever know—and it’s not America.

The greatest nation the world will ever know isn’t shaped by Republicans, it’s shaped by our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. This nation’s creed isn’t the Declaration of Independence. Their creed is their declaration of dependence on Christ.

They pursue much more than life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They are marked by eternal life, liberty in Christ, and the pursuit of God forever.

Their citizenship is signed by the blood of Jesus Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit. God calls them a holy nation, a people from all ethnicities for His own possession, a people who will dwell  with Him in New Jerusalem forever.

This holy nation is dispersed throughout many earthly nations today, including America. However, we shouldn’t hide our eternal citizenships in our temporary nations. We are the light of this dark world—the heavenly light of our earthly nations.

Therefore we should act like it—vote like it. We should let justice roll down like waters to wash away the stain of oppression in our society—the stain of the blood of pre-born babies on our ballots.

We should vote against injustice, vote against abortion: vote for justice—vote for Christ. Nevertheless, American Christians, remember you’re much more than Americans—you’re Christians.

Your citizenship isn’t in America, it’s in heaven. So don’t wait eagerly for a savior in America, wait eagerly for your Savior from heaven. Your Savior won’t sit in the White House, He sits on the great white throne.

Your Savior doesn’t serve you for only four or eight years, he rules you forever. He won’t be merely the president of America and the leader of the world. He is the king of kings and lord of lords.

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power.

He rules with perfect justice against sinners, yet, He perfects and justifies sinners with His own blood. His name is Jesus Christ, and He—and He alone—is our Savior.

So American Christians, if Joe Biden wins the election, do not grieve like those who have no hope in a savior. And if Donald Trump wins the election, do not rejoice like those who have no hope in a savior.

This article originally appeared at Slow To Write and is republished here with the author’s permission.

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Samuel Sey is a Ghanaian-Canadian who lives in Ohio. He is the community liaison at the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. Samuel is committed to addressing racial, cultural, and political issues with biblical theology and an attempt to be quick to listen and slow to speak. He blogs at Slow To Write.
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