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Baptsts and Nationalism

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    I found the following quote quite interesting:

     
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Coming form the BWA this is no surprise.
     
  3. JustChristian

    JustChristian New Member

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    Well, how about from Jesus in the Bible?

    Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

    To the extent that nationalism emphasizes doing things that are against our faith we must oppose it.
     
  4. Jim1999

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    Nationalism comes from one's personal dedication to his/her country. I never heard that being a baptist made me an American, Canadian or any other culture. If anything, a Baptist should be British, if he believes it started with the movement in Britain..........

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member

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    The historical timeframe is important here.

    If opposing the nationalization of churches like in Nazi Germany makes them liberal, then I would be ashamed to be conservative.
     
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