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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
In the New Testament the term is used in a figurative sense. As the imprisoned representative of Christ at Rome Paul calls himself "an ambassador in chains" (Ephesians 6:20 ); and in 2 Corinthians 5:20 includes, with himself, all ministers of the gospel, as "ambassadors ... on behalf of Christ," commissioned by Him as their sovereign Lord, with the ministry of reconciling the world to God. The Bible contains no finer characterization of the exalted and spiritual nature of the minister's vocation as the representative of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, and Saviour of the world.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Ambassador'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/ambassador.html. 1915.