Biblical Citizenship Series: What is Biblical Citizenship?
What is biblical citizenship?
To answer that, we need look no further than the prophet Daniel, who when given a vision by God of future times proclaimed, “the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action” (Dan. 11:32).
Consider that for a moment…God gave Daniel a glimpse of the battles ahead and there, in the midst of the struggle, we see God’s people—not only present, but standing firm.
Today, the battle against God’s truth (Jn. 14:6) is growing more intense, but just like in the days of Daniel, God’s people are present and actively working to proclaim the Gospel in its fullness.
What is special and true about these people? They know their God and He knows them. They know and trust Him because they rely on His living Word (Ps. 119:11, Acts 17:11); pray through the indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26); and fellowship together for discipleship, encouragement, and accountability (Heb. 10:24).
As a result of knowing their God, they stand firm, resolutely proclaiming the truth of Scripture, standing together side by side, committed to endure through whatever may come, and whatever the consequences—out of love and obedience to Christ , genuine love for their neighbors as themselves (Mt. 22:39) and the desire to “seek the welfare of the city” (Jer. 29:7) in which the Lord has placed them.
From that love, the people who know their God will stand firm and take action. Love of neighbor demands action—action in ways that point neighbors to the cross and then to living life in abundance (Jn. 10:10) through obedience to His Word (Rom. 6:16).
Biblical citizens understand this is not our home (Phil. 3:20). We are merely stewards with a God-given mission to fulfill. It requires us to know, live, and proclaim the entire Word (2 Tim. 3:16) and act in ways that bring transformation to the communities, societies, nations, and world in which we live.
In the United States of America, we have already been given unique rights and responsibilities that allow us to engage in our culture and system of government—which is how Christians can take action to “seek the welfare” of the nation in which we live.
“the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action” (Dan. 11:32).
If this prophecy were first given today, would you be counted as part of the people? Do you know God? Do you know God enough to discern evil from good and stand firm? If so, are you willing to take action?
Every generation is required to make this choice.
We at Family Policy Alliance are called to stand firm and take action for a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. We accomplish this vision by advancing biblical citizenship in the Church and culture, equipping and electing statesmen, promoting policy and serving an effective alliance all committed to a common vision.
Will you join us?
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