“Whatever the temptations may be for the dominant nation at any point in world history to identify its mission with the mission of God, such temptations must be resisted at all costs; God’s providential dealings with people (the Church, not any particular nation) are too mysterious to be reducible to simplistic nationalism; and the gospel requires only repentance for sin and faith in Christ, not subscription to specific foreign policies of any particular nation. To demand the latter is to go down the road of the secular mind-set.”
Carl R. Trueman, Republicrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative.
Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2010, page 36.
I am a husband, father, and grandfather. A small, town about fifteen miles west of Pittsburgh is home currently, though several other places have served that purpose before this. I maintain a YouTube channel of Bible teaching videos and a podcast of Bible teaching audio. I like to make things in my woodshop. I like taking photographs and use a lot of them in my blog posts. I go fishing in the local streams and lakes when I can. For thirty-nine years, I served as a pastor of churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.
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