Christian Patriotism?

  • Charles C. Colson


In the kingdoms of man, young people learn the basics of good citizenship in high-school civics courses. Immigrants attend special classes to learn their new country’s laws and their civic responsibilities; they must pass a test to prove they understand their new citizenship and then must swear their allegiance. Good citizenship requires such basic duties as paying taxes, voting, serving in the military and on juries, and obeying the laws of the land.


Civil Disobedience Good Citizenship Civic Responsibility Civil Authority Servant Book 
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