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Frank Wright on "Should Christians be Patriotic?"

"Should Christians be patriotic? That's an interesting question," Wright says. "Well, patriotism comes from the same root word as 'pater,' which means father. Patriotism has to do with remembering the things of our fathers."

"And the Old Testament contains numerous references to 'resting with the fathers', particularly in the Book of Kings.

"There's that association of those that have gone before us, the sacrifices they have made," Wright continues. "So, yes, I think Christians should be patriotic. And secondarily, God has a great deal to say about nations. The Bible says God sets up kings, and brings them down, and it says God has a great deal to do with the life of a nation."

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