Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Outreach/Patriotism

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Patriotism
South American Division

Outreach

Skill Level 1
Year of Introduction: 2012


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1. Discover the origin of the official name and languages of your country.

The answer is completely dependant on where you live but should be easy to find out.

2. Mention who were the first inhabitants of your country and how their culture influenced the nation.

Again, the answer will completely depend on where you live. In countries with significant historical immigration you need to he looking at the native population. In the 'Old World' you may find yourself researching much further back.

3. What is miscegenation? Describe the main ethnic groups that formed the population of the country and in which one your family comes from.

Miscegenation is the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types. This will depend on which country and what your background is.

4. Know, sing, and explain the meaning of two official hymns of your country (like independence, flag, declaration of independence, etc.), besides the national hymn.

This should be easily discoverable online.

5. Explain the origin of the national flag and its meaning.

While you do this, check out the Flags Honor.

6. Know what the defense system is of your country and how military enlistment works.

This could vary from zero defense (many smaller countries have no army or defense force. If you live in the USA this is a very involved question. Some countries rely on allies or protectors for security.

7. Explain the form of government in your country and how representatives are elected.

This could be a Republic or perhaps Parliamentry democracy.

8. Know the names of the last five presidents of your country.

Or Prime Ministers if the country is a Parliamentary democracy.

9. Participate in a civic/patriotic event, where government officials or representatives of the country participate.

This can cover a wide variety of events. Perhaps a remembrance service, election event, or celebration of some sort. Ideally you will find a waybto participate not just spectate.

10. Know what an ambassador is and tell a story of the behavior of the ambassador in foreign countries.

An ambassador is an official representative of a government to another government that usually lives in the capital of the other country. Sometimes ambassadors cover several smaller countries along with a primary country. An ambassador is not properly installed until they present a letter of appointment and are accepted by the other government.

Ambassadors are found in the Bible, functioning much like modern ambassadors function today. Examples include messangers from Hiram to King David, ambassadors to Solomon, delegations from Babylon to Judah pre-conquest and others. Enjoy finding and relating a story.

11. Why can we be considered ambassadors for Christ?

Christ is the King of Heaven and as His children we are His ambassadors on earth.

12. Explain the phrase: "We are only passing in this world, our true homeland is beyond the river."

Our home is in Heaven, and we are going there with Jesus someday. Beyond the river is a way of saying beyond a border (often rivers form natural borders)

13. Cite three Bible passages that portray the heavenly homeland.

Longer texts are indicated by ... And all texts are linked.

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

John 14:2. In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Revelation 22:1-5 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb....

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Hebrews 11:16. But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Revelation 21:22-27 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it....

Revelation 21:21-25 And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass....

John 3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven.

2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Luke 12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

Hebrews 13:14- For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Revelation 21:1-5- And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea....

this set of texts sourced from [1]

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