Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The meaning and cost of witness

March 4, 2014

Growing up in England and attending evangelical churches and student Christian unions, I learned that 'witness' and 'friendship evangelism' were more or less interchangeable.

We were encouraged to share our testimony: we have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ which we can describe in terms of the benefits in the present; we can tell the story of how we began this relationship; we can explain how the new life and eternal security is possible through the death and resurrection of our Saviour.

My story, my present experience, the Bible's theology - these together tie the personal to the universal; 'my truth and reality' to what is true and real and therefore urgent for everyone. An individual confirming the testimony of other individuals, creating a family bond with them and thereby being the church.

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