Again, I ask. What will you do for your country? Paul was willing to offer up his very own separation from Christ, for the sake of his countrymen/women.
For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my countrymen, my kinsmen according to the flesh.(Romans 9:3, NASB)
At one time he did terrible things in the name of his ancestral traditions. He admitted it
I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.(Galatians 1:14, NASB)
Friends, we are temporary here. What will people say about you when you pass?
“Fred hated people who were different. He took them out in every way he could, even illegally.
“Fred fought for his country, but Fred didn’t stand up for what his country stands for.”
“Fred said he loved Jesus, but Fred never lived by Jesus’ values. That is not Jesus’ love.”
“Fred wouldn’t be comfortable in heaven!”
“Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met—obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.”– John F. Kennedy