As you may recall from the last two posts, the story “Becoming a Citizen of the Spurs Nation” had a so-called theme which we can similarly use as the subject matter for our blogosphere’s platform. As we will see in upcoming entries, the idea that recurs in this story has features about citizenship in the tangible realm that can be applicable to citizenship in the supernatural domain.
Before we get into the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the parallelisms between tangible and intangible citizenships in differing nations, it is prudent to come to a common understanding of these two terms.
Citizenship A citizen is favored person owing allegiance to a state in which sovereign power is retained by the people and sharing in the political rights of those people. The ‘rights’ of a free citizen implies loyalty to a personal sovereign such as a monarch, king or president. In addition,
● the word citizenship properly refers to a government, administration, or form of a republic or state.
● it can signify a city, the inhabitants of a place or society of persons living under the same rules and laws of the same place or society.
Nations A nation is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture. Also,
● a nation is distinct from a people, and is more abstract, and more overtly political than an ethnic group.
● an aggregation of mankind, existing in the form of an organized domain, usually inhabiting a distinct portion of the earth, speaking the same language, using the same customs and possessing historic continuity.
● a cultural-political or religious community that has become conscious of its autonomy, unity, and particular interests.
With these features of both citizenship and nation in mind, readers should be aware of both the identity of platform of our blogosphere and especially learning about “Celestial and Earthly Citizenships”.
The next post will start to get us into the nuts and bolts of Becoming Citizens in a new domain by focusing on Philippians 3:19.