Hello, all. In another thread in this forum, Brother Pistos said the following: Do you agree ? If so, why ? If not, why not ? Bible dictionaries define an ambassador is one sent and authorized to represent a sovereign power or a country. On the other hand, Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words says of the word witness as used in the Bible, including the Scripture cited by Pistos, which I highlighted in red: Let me illustrate the difference as I see it. Pastor A is called by a church to pastor that church. He is one who is an ambassador for Christ, to that church, declaring God's word to that Church, preaching and teaching according as the Holy Spirit gives him wisdom. The church members do not have the ambassadorial status of Pastor A. However, both Pastor A and the church members are witnesses for Christ to the community in which they are at. Their lives are to declare their faith in the Christ they call and present as Savior. In times of persecution from others, they are to stand as martyrs (marturos) for Christ, just as the disciples to whom Christ declared those words in Acts 1:8 became martyrs for Christ.