Aliens and Foreigners

If you call “Father” the one who judges everyone impartially according to what they have done, you must live in reverent fear as long as you are strangers in a strange land.

Opinion: there are only two groups:

  1. The Kingdoms of this world, including the United States, all of which fall under the god of this world, who is Satan/Lucifer.
  2. The Kingdom of God, under the Lord Jesus Christ.

The two are diametrically opposed. If you are in the Kingdom of God, you find yourself living as a stranger, a foreigner and an alien, in the United States or in whichever country you find yourself.

If you identify as an “American”, “German” or whatever nationality your unsaved neighbors identify as, you may be saved but you have no clue as to the Kingdom of God. You cannot be of the world and be in the Kingdom of God at the same time…

You must choose.

1 Peter 1:17

 New International Version
Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.

New Living Translation
And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as “foreigners in the land.”

English Standard Version
And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

Berean Study Bible
Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives in reverent fear during your temporary stay on earth.

Berean Literal Bible
And if you call on as Father the One judging impartially according to the work of each, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your sojourn,

New American Standard Bible 
If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;

King James Bible
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your temporary residence.

International Standard Version
If you call “Father” the one who judges everyone impartially according to what they have done, you must live in reverent fear as long as you are strangers in a strange land.

David…

Author: davidrice1951

I am a vile sinner. I have been a soldier and a sailor. I have been a student and a teacher. I taught English in Mexico. I started and taught in a Bible College in Venezuela. I am married to Cathy, a beautiful lady from Guyana. We have two children, Christopher and Amanda. I am saved by Grace, washed in the Blood and filled with the Spirit. I love Jesus, my wife, my kids and you...

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