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# 08309 :  National Anthem after worship
As reported in Suvisheshadhwani an a church in kochi sings national anthem after meetings.

Is it ok?

Post by : critic  View Profile    since : 10 Jun 2017


Reply by : kristianjude   View Profile   Since : 10 Jun 2017 7:11:14 AM Close

not OK

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Reply by : tomj   View Profile   Since : 10 Jun 2017 1:40:06 PM Close

I just looked up the meaning of the National anthem of India. Although I had sung this many times before I never checked the meaning. I found this online, and I think this could be close to the meaning. I cannot be absolutely sure, since I don't know the origginal Bengali language. 

If this is the meaning, I wonder why a Christian group would sing a victrroy chant to a 'nation?' Our ultimate victorry comes from the Lord and any Christian group should have the anticipation of His kingdom. Unless there are some compelling reasons which we do not know, I do not see any reason to do it. 

Here is the translation I found on-line. 

you are the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of PunjabSindh,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida,Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Yamuna Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India's destiny.
 victory forever.

Tom Johns

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Reply by : kristianjude   View Profile   Since : 10 Jun 2017 3:49:00 PM Close

There is no compelling reason to sing national anthem in Church meetings. If it is practiced now, rulers in future will make it statutory. Then next will be, singing 'Vande Mataram'.

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Reply by : kristianjude   View Profile   Since : 12 Jun 2017 2:30:03 AM Close

Note by a Christian 

That is a disgusting practice. It is one thing for Christians to have secondary loyalties to their nation, and to even be proud of their nation... but for the local church to come together and sing the nation's praises is out of line. And this is coming from a US Army chaplain who leads worship in an Army chapel on an Army installation! I don't even fly an American flag in my chapel during worship, because what unites us and identifies us as Christians is our relationship to Christ, not to a particular nation state.

As I challenged my congregation this morning: we ought not think of ourselves as American Christians, but as Christians who happen to be American. (Or in your case: you are not a Canadian Christian, but a Christian who happens to be a Canadian.)

https://www.puritanboard.com/threads/singing-the-national-anthem-in-church.39794/

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Reply by : kristianjude   View Profile   Since : 12 Jun 2017 2:32:45 AM Close

Another note: This goes entirely against Scripture. This is breaking the 2nd Commandment and is serious stuff. They have forgotten the regulative principle of worship! I came out of the PCA about two years ago. I never considered that church reformed although in theory they held to all the doctrines held in the Confession. They celebrated x-mas and had candles etc in their services. No! God's house belongs to Him and we should remember that we are privileged to be there to worship Him!

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Reply by : critic   View Profile   Since : 12 Jun 2017 11:21:00 AM Close
Thank you Jude for your unequivocal opinion on the subject based on scripture. Christians shoul never sing the anthem after their meetings and it is absolutely wrong to put the nations flag on church buildings
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Reply by : critic   View Profile   Since : 13 Jun 2017 7:33:20 AM Close
Most of the users of this forum are migrated US citizens / residents who are so proud of their acquired nationility more than being a christian.
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Reply by : kristianjude   View Profile   Since : 13 Jun 2017 10:48:27 AM Close

may be true

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