R-65 CHRISTIAN PATRIOTISM 愛國
Psalm 33:12; Proverbs 14:34; Romans 13:1-5; 1 Peter 2:13-14,17; Matthew 22:21b (NKJV)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.
Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
... “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”