Saturday, February 18, 2012

Linkage: Speak the Truth

One of the realities about our identities in Christ is the fact that we are His ambassadors.  What this means is that everything we say and do is done as the representative of Jesus Christ.  That should be a sobering thought for each of us as we consider our actions and language and what they reveal about what we believe about Jesus.

That is why I think it is so important for us to ponder these words from Eleanor Daniel in this article published by the Christian Standard.

I have a confession to make. Some days I wonder why I even bother to teach the Word of God to others. I’m not sure they take it in very seriously. 
I’m not talking about teaching the Word to unbelievers. It often takes a long time and a lot of effort for them to come to belief in the Lord and to submit to him. Rather, I’m talking about good people who have been Christians for a long time and who, by all expectations, should demonstrate markedly different behavior than nonbelievers. Nor am I talking about gross sins. 
No, I’m thinking about those who profess to love others and often show it in practical ways, those who claim a deep commitment to Christ and yet gullibly swallow rumors, especially those on the Internet, without question. I’m referring in particular to those who pass along gossip and untruths on the basis of something they have seen on the Internet or on television, or heard on a talk show or other presentation—never once taking the time to check the veracity of the claims.

Continue to read Speak the Truth—Even on the Internet.

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