Musings on Salt and Light (Matthew 5)

It is virtually impossible to make a 1st Century historical figure relevant to postmodern society. Instead, we are probably better off to demonstrate Christ's relevancy to our world. The relevancy of His work and person to all of humanity. Then they can see their need or problem, and find what they have really been looking for, and the final solution. God is stirring and dealing with the hearts of man, even now towards salvation. I believe He can surely fulfill this salvation, even in the darkest, remotest location, apart from us; but He does compel us to go out into all the world (Matthew 28:19).

I believe preaching of the soon or imminent Second coming of our Lord is greatly needed. I also believe that we need more teaching and preaching on the work and person of Jesus Christ. Principles and ethics are being blurred and twisted by our world. Eventually being "Christian" will once again be our greatest identity. The ekklesia or church, as in the days of Rome, will always prevail and flourish in persecution and heresy. Indeed, I believe that God is about to do things with this Church that this generation has not yet seen. Not only spiritually but also in demonstration of power, and demonstration by His Word. The point humanity is reaching is actually turning extremely humanistic to the point of glorifying sexuality. When this is so culture will thrive upon the blessings of its forefathers. Reason, right thinking, truth, and vertical relationship is almost lost. Man will stand at the crossroad of dark confusion or to illuminating light.

We are the salt of the world, we are a light in a dark world (See Matthew 5). Not necessarily are we a light, but we have a light, and we are to "let" our light shine (Matthew 5:16). Salt has a dual purpose. It seasons meat (too bad that meat wasn't tasty enough) and it stops decay (hey thanks!). Light, well it is the opposite force of darkness. Darkness is the absence of light. Darkness prevails because the light is absent. Jesus is the light (John 1:1-14), and we are to demonstrate Jesus Christ, and teach and witness of Jesus Christ. Then we are truly engaging culture with its only hope for this world, and in unending time.

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