Living as Dual Citizens
“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”—Philippians 3:20–21
In the old city of London, there is a place known as Bunhill Fields; it is the burial ground of non-conformists. Many Anabaptists, Baptists, and Protestants are buried there who would not conform with unbiblical mandates given by the government and who, for their refusal, suffered for Christ. Not far from Bunhill Fields is Smithfield, where John Philpot and others paid the ultimate price as they were publically burned alive in the 1500s because of their stand for truth.
But the ashes at Smithfield and the remains at Bunhill Fields represent men and women who are now in Heaven and do not regret for a second their loyalty to their Saviour o