The American Flag Is Not Holy

The American flag is not holy. It is esteemed and cherished by many. But it cannot be holy. The flags of other nations are not holy either. The protests by the NFL offend some patriots. I won't  take sides because I see both sides. But for those who believe the flag is holy, they are making a big mistake, and the idea of a holy flag reeks of fascism.

 As I wrote to a close friend:

It boils down to what the word sacred means. I believe the gospel of Christ is the only power of God. So that which is of God is sacred. With that understanding I believe people cherish and esteem their flags. But flags cannot be holy. They cannot have religious significance or it would be a form of sacralism. That is my world view in a nutshell. The Kingdom of Christ is invisible. If it had a flag, that flag would be holy.

Only God is Holy! No one is holy, no flag is holy, nothing on earth is holy. The bodies of the believers are set apart for future redemption. The souls of the elect who are saved but still on earth are in Christ, in a holy place, not of their own creation.

The works of the elect are holy, but predestined from before the foundation of the world. So, there is no intrinsic or transferred holiness to the elect.

Some things are sanctioned by God, not holy nor evil, such as marriage. But as for what is holy, it comes only from God and no other.

Faith counts as holiness, as it is a gift of God to the elect only. 

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