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The kingdom of God is not experienced passively - at a distance. It does not come with observation. The kingdom of God is in session! Are you involved?
Christ-followers seek peace - they are, by definition, good citizens of the countries in which they live - because of God's grace. But we are citizens of the kingdom, and our primary allegiance is to Jesus, not earthly governments and its authorities.
Jesus' presence and his essence defines the kingdom of heaven - an entirely different kind of kingdom.
By Greg Albrecht— For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.—Philippians 3: 18-21 From the time I entered the mysterious world of adolescence, watching the 1960 political conventions on television, ...
Since Christ-followers hold dual citizenship, what happens when civil authorities seem to cross the line, imposing or demanding un-Christ like action?
When Jesus was asked a trick question, he responded with timeless wisdom about the nature of the kingdom of heaven and the kingdoms of this world.