AMBASSADORS SUBSTITUTING FOR CHRIST
February 18, 2012
Now that we have established that all members of the Christian congregation are members of the Body of Christ and destined for the heavens, we need to understand what that membership entails, and how carrying out the responsibilities associated with the calling can uplift our brothers and the world.
The Apostle Paul tells us:
“But all things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of the reconciliation, namely, that God was by means of Christ reconciling a world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and he committed the word of the reconciliation to us. “We are therefore ambassadors substituting for Christ, as though God were making entreaty through us. As substitutes for Christ we beg: ‘Become reconciled to God.’”
– 2 Corinthians 5:20
Yes, our Heavenly Father gave us, his faithful anointed sons, the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:16-19). Our task is to reconcile the world to God by means of the Christ. We are called “ambassadors” and we are “substituting for Christ.”
In this series of articles, we will explore what an ambassador is, what it means to substitute for Christ, and how we and the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society can best carry out our duties as ambassadors of the heavenly kingdom of our awe inspiring God.
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“Ambassadors Substituting for Christ”
Letter No. 1 The Assignment as Ambassadors
Letter No. 2 The Significance of Substituting for Christ
Letter No. 3 The Faith and Religion of Jesus
Letter No. 4 Revealing the Awe-Inspiring Father of All
Letter No. 5 Ambassadors of the Kingdom of the Heavens
Letter No. 6 Unity Under the One Kingdom of our God