Radical: very different from the usual or traditional.
There is no doubt about it being costly to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. There is one statement He makes about it, however, that sounds absolutely absurd, especially to North American Christians in the 21st century. The question is, did He really mean it? I think we should be finding out.
Not everyone is going to be pleased when we decide to live in the Reign. In fact, it can bring a very uncomfortable division between us and those we love.
We are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.
—2nd Corinthians 5:20
“The Apostle says that we are ambassadors of God, representing Christ, the messiah king, the regent of that last kingdom. When the British ambassador is in the British Embassy in Berlin, he is not subject to the laws of the German Reich. The grounds of the embassy, only the laws of the country he represents are valid.
“We are ambassadors of the kingdom of God. This means that we do nothing at all except what the king of God’s kingdom would himself do for his kingdom. When we take this service upon ourselves we enter into mortal danger.”
Brother Arnold was a true emissary of the King who knew by practical experience in Nazi Germany what it was to live in the Reign.