Nic took Paul’s use of “ambassadors” in 2 Corinthians 5 and illustrated how Christians are ambassadors of God’s kingdom in the world today. Just as different cultures have different values and different ways of prioritizing their values, so God’s kingdom has a structured value system. Christians go into the kingdom of this world and spread the cultural values of God’s kingdom.
Nic listed three of these values: (1) We value truth. This is a bedrock value—it undergirds the Christian faith. Christianity is based on both historical truths and truths of the mind (virtue, value, compassion, beauty, love, etc.); (2) We value people. God created people, and he loves them. Value is determined by what someone is willing to pay for a thing, and God was willing to give everything for us. As Christians we also value people because God does, and so we honor their autonomy; (3) We value peace. God wants people to live and work together in harmony. As Christians we try our best to live peaceably with all people, while not compromising God’s truth.