Sunday, January 25, 2015

481. You Are Not a Witness

Religion has taught us that we are defined as witnesses for Jesus. Sometimes we'll even encourage each other to "go out witnessing." That's a phrase not found in the Bible. References to witnesses in scripture are actual eye-witnesses who were with Jesus after His resurrection. Not all people saw Him, but there were witnesses who were chosen that did. Jesus had witnesses, but they were not us. Being a witness is not part of our identity in Christ, and we shouldn't feel guilt or discouragement when we feel as though we're not effectively performing the act of "witnessing." We can still freely proclaim the message of the good news to others, but it will be from a perspective of love, not duty or obligation.

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