5255 citizenship

5255 citizenship

The privilege of belonging to a city or country. Scripture portrays believers as living in two realms, being members of both human society and of the heavenly city. In both realms there are duties as well as privileges.

Dual citizenship

Mt 22:21 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:25 See also Ezr 7:26

Earthly citizenship

Privileges and duties of citizens Ro 13:1-7 See also Ecc 8:2; Mt 17:27; Tit 3:1; 1Pe 2:13-17

Privileges and duties of Roman citizenship Ac 16:37; Ac 22:25-29; Ac 23:27; Ac 25:10

Heavenly citizenship and the Christian hope

Php 3:20; Heb 13:14 See also Lk 22:29-30; Jn 14:2; 1Pe 1:4; Rev 21:2,27; Rev 22:3-5

Gentiles are included in the citizenship of heaven Eph 2:19 See also Eph 2:12-13

See also

2375kingdom of God
4263Rome
5219authority, human institutions
5256city
5540society
5577taxation
5611watchman
6710privileges
7105believers
7512Gentiles, in NT
7530foreigners
9410heaven

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