In 2 Corinthians 5:20 Paul calls us “Christ’s ambassadors”. Pastor Brian Jones writes:
“Ambassadors in Paul’s time were people sent to foreign countries to speak on behalf of their king. Their responsibilities were identical to what they are today:
- Move to a foreign country.
- Learn the language.
- Respect the people and culture
- Don’t say or do anything that reflects poorly on the king.
- Communicate the king’s message to foreign dignitaries.
- Press for a decision.
- Don’t burn any bridges.
As Christ’s ambassadors to nonbelievers within our circles of influence, that list pretty much sums up our part in the evangelism process.” (Hell is Real, p.164)