Jesus told us “Ye are the salt of the earth”. Does this mean that as believers we are the seasoned ones and non-believers are unseasoned? Not quite! As believers, we carry the seasoning of the Holy Spirit. As having been tasked, we are to carry the salt and be identifiable by our seasoning so that the non-seasoned might obtain some of our salt from us.
“…but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”This is the order of the Christ unto His church that all who carry the Holy Spirit shall then stand out as children of God and to live godly lives. If not, you are wasting your life, you have lost the flavoring of the “salt” and are good for nothing more than “to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men”.Believers don’t blend in, we should stand out.
SHOW YOUR SALT!
In today’s time, Christ’s church is divided into many “denominations”. Catholics, who seem to be the first organized christian church, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists, AME, Latter-Day Saints and a host more. I will admit that I am ignorant to the cultural differences among all the denominations but I don’t think that this segregation of the church necessarily has to mean segregation of biblical ideals. We all believe (or we should) that the Bible is God’s Word. So then we should be living righteous lives based on the scriptures. If we were all to go back and read all four Gospels or even just the Sermon on the Mount, (Matt 5-7) we would understand the Biblical life principals that bring us all together as one Church under Christ.
The Holy Bible is the glue that holds together the fractured Church of Jesus Christ (which we refer to as denominations). Remember Peter, the foundation onto which Christ built His church? (Matthew 16:15-20) He knew the truth about who Christ is only by divine intervention. Today, we know the truth by the divine context of God’s Word. What a true blessing! If we believe there is only one Holy Word of God, then we can all believe that we are all one church, built by the hand of Christ.