2 Corinthians 5:20 says: In another thread, a poster, Steaver, stated "The fact remains that we are ambassadors for Jesus Christ.........." apparently in reference to 2 Corinthians 5:20. Well, we all want to say that we preach only what the Bible says, and nothing more. None of us would admit to stretching or shrinking what the Bible teaches. I would like to ask all: where in the above passage does Paul say that all born again believers in Christ who are members of the church are ambassadors for Christ ? As a matter of fact, considering the tenor and context in which the above letter were written to the Corinthians, wherever did Paul even as much as intimate that all children of God are ambassadors for Christ ? In his zeal for this teaching, which I call erroneous and unscriptural, for the simple fact that Scripture does not teach so, Steaver also quoted one of his references, which unfortunately, is not one of the writers of Scripture: I would like to point out that not only did Paul consider himself an ambassador for Christ, he taught it. What he did not say was what Mr. Mitchell teaches, "......and all who are truly born again". This is Mr. Mitchell's supposition, not Scripture's position. Unfortunately, Brother Steaver's statement about him being "a strong proponent for keeping Scripture in its proper framework" falls flat on its face if he will quote not Scripture, but fallen, redeemed sinners who must follow the popular doctrine if he is to earn his DD's and ThD's and all those fancy titles, or risk being labeled heretic, rebel, or worse, unsaved. Paul, Peter, John, and the rest of the Apostles, as well as those in the ministry, and truly descended and perpetuated from the true New Testament church, then and now, are ambassadors for Christ, and they speak for Christ, and entreat for Christ's sake, the entreating being done not to an unsaved world, but to those who name the Name of Christ, read the verse for yourself and see. I said this in the other thread, and say it again here. Christians are taught and called to live peaceably with all men, and to submit to civil and ecclessiastical government, but there is nowhere in Scripture that says Christians are ambassadors for Christ. Those in the ministry are ambassadors for Christ to His people, not to this fallen, judged world waiting for its time of collission with its Creator.