Salty Saints

Scripture: Luke 14:34-35, NLT

34 “Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again?
35  Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!”


Jesus used salt as a metaphor more than once:

Matthew 10:13…

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

Mark 9:50

Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
Salt was a highly valued commidity because it was used for so many things:
  1. Salt was a preservative
  2. Salt was a additive–a seasoning
  3. Salt was an antiseptic and remains so today
  4. Salt was used as an additive to manure to make fertilize
  5. Salt was a poison–a saline abortion is the process of killing the child in the womb with salt. It is very dangerous and I don’t know if they still use this techique if you can call it such. Too much salt will kill you, yet we all have to have some.
  6. Salt {In NT times} was adulterated, not pure Sodium Choloride. It came from the salt mines near the dead sea and was mixed with other substances, especially gypsum. The adulterated salt could lose it saltness. Salt that has not saltness is worthless.

In other words, Jesus is saying, “There is no such thing as an uncommitted disciple, right!” Do you believe that a person can be an uncommitted disciple.

An uncommitted disciple is an oxymoron like; acting naturally or pretty ugly.

A lot of folks and I am one of them believe that Jesus is talking to the church in Matthew 10:13…. “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

Question: Do you think the modern church is salty or do you think the salt has been adulterated and lost its saltness?

A pinch of salt can do wonders to a bowl of beans. The church is to act upon society the way salt acts upon food, we are to give it some flavor. We will never be the majority but we don’t have to out number the beans to influence them. We do have to be salty and here in lies the problem.

William Barclay says, “The church is the conscience of the nation. The church must speak out fearlessly against all evil.” Do you think we have been faithful in that area? Judging by the moral putridness of our present culture, I think the answer is no, we have not been faithful to decry evil. There has been no moral outrage.

Our founding fathers, especially Washington and Adams, knew that you could not give broad sweeping civil liberties to an immoral people. This is why Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Ben Franklin: Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

Over the years we have allowed a group of bureacrats make their homes in Washington DC. One election will not uproot them. They are deeply rooted and they goal is to govern us, that is the small people, the common people. These people have celebrity status but many of them were elected by us and now we can get them out. I am not talking about democrats only, I am talking about Republicans who along with the democrats are on the take. They are in the pockets of the big corporations like Walmart and G.E. These huge corps are not a friend to small business. Don’t kid yourselves, Walmart does care about your small business; they will go overseas in a heartbeat. Matter of fact, if you aren’t careful, they will destroy your small business.

Republican big wigs in DC do not like Donald Trump because they fear him. If he is elected, he is going to upset their apple cart. He knows they are on the take. Men like Richard Shelby are a stooge for big business, he will sing any tune they tell him to sing. He does not represent me, never has. We need term limits for congress and the Supreme Court. Washington DC is a stinky toilet that needs to be flushed.

I want you to listen to a man who can say what I believe better than I can say it myself.



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