Stranger in a Alien Land: The Christian is an Ambassador

AMBASSADORS: Christians are ambassadors for Jesus Christ.
AMBASSADORS: Christians are ambassadors for Jesus Christ.

“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ,”
–2 Corinthians 5:20

From the moment that a person enters the kingdom of heaven, he is charged with a responsibility to represent his new allegiance to a world in which he no longer belongs.

He is an ambassador; an envoy in an alien world: a world of corruption, death and putrefaction.

Yet, though all the inhabitants of that world be enemies of his new kingdom, the believer is not their enemy. His job as ambassador is to attempt to save as many as will consent to be saved.

To pluck the lost out of the fire.

“And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire”
–Jude 1:22-23

It matters not that the inhabitants of the world are deceived into believing any number of fables which contribute to their destruction.

It matters not that the inhabitants of the world are deceived about the Christian’s mission among them.

It matters not that the inhabitants of this world cling to the very things which cause them pain, suffering and torment.

What matters is that the Christian is charged to represent his King and save as many (though his success is very rare) as will be saved from the wrath to come.

As an ambassador, the Christian brings the good news to the residents of the world that they no longer have to fear; they no longer have to be anxious; they can look to eternity with joy.

As an ambassador, the believer resides in hostile territory, among a population which hates him.

The Christian is indeed an ambassador: a stranger in a strange land.

“How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land?”
–Psalm 137:4

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“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
John 20:31

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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