We serve no sovereign here

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The story is told of an Englishman who came to America in the decade of the sixties. Upon arrival he spent his first week in Philadelphia becoming acquainted with historic landmarks, such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

In order to familiarize himself with American culture, he visited several antique stores that specialized in colonial and revolutionary memorabilia. In one such shop he saw several posters and signboards that contained the slogans of the revolution, such as No Taxation Without Representation, and Don’t Tread on Me.

One signboard attracted his attention more than the rest. In bold letters the sign proclaimed: WE SERVE NO SOVEREIGN HERE. As he mused on this sign, he wondered how people steeped in such an anti-monarchical culture could come to grips with the notion of the kingdom of God and the sovereignty that belongs to the Lord (source: R. C. Sproul, 

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