An Open Letter to All Christians in America

We are undermining our witness. We must do better

Brian Tubbs
Koinonia

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To my brothers and sisters in Christ in the United States of America, I extend greetings in the name of our Lord and our Savior, Jesus Christ. And I offer you this observation and appeal:

We are wrecking our witness, obliterating our testimony, and destroying our credibility.

At the beginning of the Book of Acts, Luke records Jesus’ final words to the disciples before His ascension:

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, NKJV)

We are to be “witnesses” to and for Jesus. When people see us, they should see Jesus in us.

Do they?

Why listen to me?

While I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read this, I’m not basing this appeal on my own merits. I make no claims to perfection nor to any standing greater than any of you reading this. Instead, I think of the heartfelt appeal from Paul and Timothy to the church in Corinth:

“O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open.” (II Corinthians 6:11, NKJV)

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