COMMITTED to train men and women
to have minds for the Lord Jesus,
hearts for the truth, and
hands that are skilled to the task.

RESIDENTS OR CITIZENS – Understanding the Parables

Matthew 13:24-43
Matthew 7:21-23
2 Corinthians 11:1-15
1 John 2:18
Matthew 13:31-36
Matthew 13:40-43

The Dying Citizen – Victor Davis Hanson
How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, And Globalization are destroying the Idea of America
“A resident of America should be easily distinguished from a citizen by the etymologies of the respective two nouns. ‘Resident’ derives from the Latin ‘RESIDERE, ‘to sit down or settle.’
It denotes the concrete fact of living in a particular place. In contrast, ‘citizen’ entails a quality, a privilege of enjoying particular rights predicated on responsibilities – and not necessarily on location at any given time. An American resident can be a citizen or subject of any foreign nation who just happens to be living within the boundaries of the United States. US citizens, however, are entitled to constitutional protections wherever they go.”