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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

37- Ambassadors         Image: Saint Paul writing an Epistle صورة: القديس بولس يكتب رسالة Image: Saint Paul writing an Epistle.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: القديس الرسول بولس يكتب رسالة.

This takes us to discuss their mission as: AMBASSADORS

Saint Paul in the second epistle to the Corinthians makes it abundantly clear that Christ empowered certain people to be His ambassadors and to continue the service of reconciliation with God.

(2 Cor 5:18) Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

The work of reconciliation is a perpetual function, since man continues to separate himself from God by committing sin, as we have discussed this issue before here on in other sections. So Christ assigned the function of reconciliation to the clergy, His vicars, who are commissioned to go to people and exhort them saying : “Be Reconciled With God”

Such commission is coupled with delivering the Word of God to the people, as God’s ambassadors:

(Eph 6:20) for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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