Is a true patriot one who loves his
country and would do anything for it? Or
is a true patriot one who clings to truth
and right, and will fight to keep his
country on the right path?
Let us take Germany in World War II for
example. Were its true patriots those
who were all for Germany despite its
Nazi leaders, or those who fought against
the evil, even if it meant siding with the
enemies of their own country?
Who were the true patriots?
I feel it is not good to be blinded by
“patriotism” (love of country). Patriots
by that definition would die for their
country even if it were in the wrong.
Countries change. Their leadership and
ideals change. But good, truth, and right
never change, though the general
perceptions of them may. They never
change because God, who set them forth,
will never change. The only way to
always know the truth is to know Jesus.
If I had a country, I would rather have
citizens whose only allegiance was to
Jesus Christ than citizens whose love was
for the country alone. They might die for
the country, but would they die for the
right? Let your allegiance be to Jesus
Christ, and be not blinded by patriotism.