Thursday, October 14, 2004

What Flag First?

Chuck Pardee, editor of, offers an interesting solution for those Christians and Churches torn between their sense of patriotism and Biblical obligation of putting God first in their lives as embodied by the debate as to whether an American flag belongs in our houses of worship.

The issue arises over a little known law requiring the U.S. flag be given the place of superiority over that of the Christian flag, thus potentially making the line of authority being country then God. His proposal would correct this potentially troubling oversite by rectifying the chain of authority back to God, then country.

His suggestion is worth consideration since it would satisfy both those Christians who don't have a problem with placing an American flag in their respective houses of worship while addressing the concerns of appearing to place the authority of government over God, something Christians will no doubt have to cotend with more and more as our society continues its downward spiral from its Judeo-Christian foundations.

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