Puritan Board Junior
We need a balance here. Patriotism simply means loyalty to ones country, and thankfulness for it. This is a Christian virtue. The church ought express patriotism toward the country in which she resides because it is a Christian virtue, like being a friendly neighbor or serving others. It is just a way to show lawful subjection to authority, as Romans 13 teaches. This must not be allowed to become idolatry, country-worshipping, or overlooking her faults without repenting for them, as sadly goes on in many churches.