You CANNOT be a patriot of America and claim to be a Christian. I say this as a person who not only comes from a long lineage of blacks who fought for the American cause, but myself served. Not only this, but my wife served and so does she come from a long line of soldiers, with her dad fighting in Vietnam.
Please allow me to throughly explain myself, before you demonize me as the enemy. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
PAT'RIOT, n. [L. patria, one's native country, form pater, father.]
A person who loves his country, and zealously supports and defends it and its interests.
"passionate ardor in pursuit of an objective or course of action.
You cannot be zealous to defend and support the beliefs of America without being a white supremacist or a supporter of white supremacy, when that is this nations fundamental chief cornerstone. Furthermore, you cannot be zealous to support and defend a country who God is going to destroy. Does the bible say or not say that the Lord Jesus Christ is going to fight against the nations and destroy them.
1590s, "compatriot," from Middle French patriote (15c.) and directly from Late Latin patriota "fellow-countryman" (6c.), from Greek patriotes "fellow countryman," from patrios "of one's fathers," patris "fatherland," from pater (genitive patros).
A patriot is a fellow countryman. Are we fellow countrymen of America or sent from heaven by God to this earth? Meaning, are we bound to do the zealous works of this country America or the zealous works of the country from which we came with commandments?
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
1 Thessalonians 2:14 KJV
The prophet stated, the Thessalonians had suffered thing from THEIR OWN countrymen, as the Jews had suffered of THEIR OWN countrymen. Two different people from two different countries that came together for a greater country, the heavenly country.
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
2 Corinthians 11:26 KJV
The prophet also stated that he suffered perils by his OWN COUNTRYMEN, differentiating between his own countrymen and the heathens. So in the midst of a heathen nation, we cannot be fellow countrymen of this nation, while professing to be Christian, because we are not of this country.
Furthermore, the root of patriot is father. It literally means, of ones fathers, fatherland. We know about the aboriginals of America, but they aren't the ones in question. The current fathers of this society and civilization are who we call the founding fathers, this is their land.
The founding fathers of America ARE NOT my fathers. They ARE NOT my ancestors. They ARE NOT my people, so this is not the land of my fathers who established it for me to celebrate my independence on the foundation of what they built. My founding fathers are those found in the scriptures, who stood for and preached the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. Since the founding fathers of this nation are not my fathers, I am not a patriot, which is why I am not zealous to defend and support this country.
Since when do captives turn around and fight for the very country they are fighting against. Since when did true soldiers of the cause turn around and commit treason against their own government? Did I realize I made a mistake in signing up for God's army? I think not, so I fight a zealous fight in the army of God against all wicked nations, until my nation of eternal righteousness be established eternally.
My Independence Day will be celebrated when all my brothers and sisters of the faith rejoice together with one voice.
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:9-10, 14-16 KJV
I was never sent to this earth to be a patriot of America, but a patriot of the kingdom of God, the kingdom of righteousness. How can you be a patriot of America, fighting for America, yet seeking another country. I fight not for America, nor any other country, because I am not from here. Christ himself said this,
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
John 18:36 KJV
People fight for America, they are patriots of America, because their kingdom is of this world, their kingdom is America! They are LUKEWARM! Christ did not fight for the kingdoms of this world, because his kingdom is not of this world. We see the consequences of the wicked of these kingdoms in the book of Daniel, when the stone cut withou man's hands strikes the feet and brings the entire idol down to fine dust.
Many people try and convince you to fight for America and that you are wrong if you don't, or your wrong if you don't fight for the kingdoms of this world. The people who take heed to this and do as they say, you might as well go fully over there, because you will suffer the same consequences even with your doublespeak and double mindedness.
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Romans 4:20-21 KJV
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Hebrews 11:13 KJV
I am a stranger and pilgrim on this earth, not a patriot who proudly boast, I'm PROUD to be an American where at least I know I'm free. Freedom is in Christ, not the hypocritical damnation of America.