Sometimes, the word “advocate,” is used to represent someone that stands up and in the place of another person when faced with a difficult situation. But if you are asked to describe precisely what an advocate is and does, it is sometimes easy to forget that an advocate is someone defined by their public support.
It is amazing to me how often Christianity is seen as a secret faith. We sometimes encounter people and leave asking the question, “I wonder if they are a Christian?” We see their kindness and their upbeat disposition, and curiosity overcomes us.
Not all nice people are Christians. Furthermore, not all Christians are nice people. Shame.
But Christians are not called to be a brand of spiritual double agents. A Christian’s life is should not be a two-way mirror, with two contrasting views. A transparent glass pane is much more preferred, allowing the viewer to see that God is on the other side!
In being a new creation (which all believers…