My yes was YES & My no was NO
Many Christians find difficulty in being definite.
The apostle was very definite.
He had taken his stand on some issues about the gospel and He was clear in his presentation of the gospel
If we are not clear in what we believe about the gospel then our presentation will be unclear and also unclear to the hearers.
Clear presentation of the gospel and what it means first comes from a clear understanding of the gospel by the presenter/preacher
The apostle spoke with clarity of understanding so that the hearers were in no doubt as to what he meant
The gospel was made clear to the hearers so that they not left in doubt about the issues related to the gospel
How to be saved
Saved by faith and grace
Saved through faith in the atoning death of Christ on the Cross
Saved through God’s mercy
Saved because we cannot save ourselves. – Etc . Etc. etc
The people were not left with a double meaning about the issues about the Gospel and Salvation
He was so defined in his presentation that they were not left confused as to his meaning.
They may not believe but they were left with a clear message of the demands of God on all men and the blessings of the gospel.
Preaching of the Gospel must be with clarity
(ALSO the clarity for the believer of what the gospel had brought to them.
Verse 18 states the clarity of meaning concerning the promises of God for those in Christ
Just as you can trust Gods word you can also trust mine when I give it).
2Corinthians 1: 16-20
16 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia and have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans according to the flesh, ready to say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time? 18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes. 20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.