Personal from Herbert W Armstrong - WHAT ABOUT PATRIOTISM? Is it right, or wrong? A young lady has just asked me that question. She had just recently returned from Ambassador College in England, where she had studied for the past two college years. "I am an American," she said. "I love this country. Is that wrong? Yet while I was in England I felt I ought not express any fee ling of love for my own country. I was afraid it might stir up nationalistic prejudice. Of course, I love England, too, after having lived there for two years." This young lady wanted to know just how God considers patriotism. Some people seem to think that patriotism is a form of idolatry - and therefore a sin. She was a little confused. "WHY should it be wrong to have a feeling of love for my own country?" she asked. "It isn't!" I replied. Wrong to love your own country? Of course not! Didn't Jesus teach that we should love even our enemies? LOVE isn't wrong!
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