Christians want to first blame unbelievers for the state of evil in the world—especially the increase of evil in everyday life that we see today. There must be some thought given to the title of “ambassadors for Christ”. Has Christianity given any thought that all the evil we see today is not solely the fault of unbelievers?
Look at all of the “so called Christian leaders” names on the Ashley Madison website. Look at the Christian lite books, songs, and sermons. And, what about the 6 out of 10 Christian children that abandon church and faith after leaving home.
Maybe Christians are not very good at being “ambassadors for Christ”. An ambassador represents the one that sent him. The one that sent him expects that the ambassador will speak not only the words of the message, but the exact words of the one that sent him. Christ did not have any Christian lite qualities— God making his appeal through us—God does not have any Christian lite qualities. Why do we represent Him such? Paul preached in fear and trembling, so why must Christians believe that fear frees them from God’s commandments to be His ambassador?
2 Co 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Paul understood fear and he understood his job as an ambassador with boldness. What do we hear today as an excuse when someone will not tell others the Gospel of Truth? They are too afraid as if this is a valid biblical excuse.
1 Co 2:3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling…
God calls for everyone to serve with fear and trembling—for their own salvation and for others.
Ps 2:11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Christ was afraid the night before the Cross—where would every fearful Christian be today if Christ were too fearful?
Published on Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 4:54 AM CDT