Last Sunday I met an Arab Christian who was visiting our church. In a respectful way, he poured out his heart concerning the plight of his people in the Middle East and his sadness at how few American Christian pastors ever say anything positive or hopeful about Arab Christians.
His perception is that Christians in America give carte blanche support for Israel. No injustice against Palestinians or Arab Christians elsewhere seems to get a response in American pulpits.
So I thought it would be good to publicly affirm a few positions that I think the Bible mandates:
- True Christians are citizens of the kingdom of Jesus Christ first, and only secondarily citizens of any earthly nation or st…