In that sense, these are the true Ambassadors for Christ…

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I would rather it be the ‘local church’ that goes out as a team to Herald the Gospel into the public realm. That is the preferred Biblical model, but perhaps only 5% of our local churches do this. But instead, it is a remnant that gathers collectively from various local churches. Some may wrongfully call them “Nomads” or “Zealous and self-promoting,” but I see a large portion of these Heralds as the Ambassadors (presbeuō) seen in 2 Corinthians 5:18-20. They desire to be obedient to the Lord’s Word, in spite of their own churches disobedience. In that sense, these are the true Ambassadors for Christ.

This is why I prefer to be associated with Biblical names i.e. Ambassador, Bond-slave, or Born-again, rather than the name of a denomination or institutionalized church. Though we fail ourselves, the Scriptures will never fail us. Therefore let’s keep it Scriptural.

“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).

Bill Rhetts, a born-again bond slave, and ambassador to Christ.

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