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The Fragrance of Messiah
By Sharon Hardy Knotts
To God we are a sweet fragrance to believers we are the perfume of life to unbelievers we are the stench of death. How can we be both fragrant & foul?

The Gospel we live and preach draws those seeking truth by our pleasant fragrance. To them we are the messengers of life. But for those who are offended by God's Word, it is a prescription for death. We are literally the scum of the earth to them, and our presence reminds them of their sin and damnation.

What do we do when we are reviled, persecuted & hated of all men for the Gospel's sake? While we never back down on the truth, we must learn to "speak the truth in love"– to hate the sin but love the sinner! Knowing our Gospel is ordained for some to life and others to death, how then shall we present it? We must carry the fragrance of Christ to everyone everywhere, that in the midst of all the haters and liars, we may touch a seeker of truth. Read now.

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