Salt free Christianity, the way of today's Church
We hear of all different kinds of ingredients in food that we should avoid for our health. Salt is high on the list. Today salt is used as a flavor enhancer, but in biblical times it had a more important purpose, it preserved meats. It was the most available way to keep meat from going bad.
Lev. 2:13 “and every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt.’
Rom. 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Your body is a living sacrifice to God when you are employed in his service. This is why Paul follows this with not being conformed to the world; if we are conformed to the world we are no longer having salt in our sacrifice.
We can’t tell someone about Jesus without having salt. Especially if they already have another way they are following. They need light and they need salt, salt can sting if you have an open wound. The word of God is described as a two edge sword, a hammer and WE are described as salt.
Matt. 5:13-14 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.”
To minister to someone means we need to listen, sometimes more than we speak. There is a right time to answer. Firing answers at the person after each thing you disagree with will vanish what you want to accomplish. There is a time to be a little salt and time to be a lot.
Col 4:6 “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Salt is a seasoning with grace, it is not the main element.
Salt left in a salt shaker on the shelf is useless. Are you salt being used? Or are you trampled underfoot by your enemies?
We may not be able to preserve the culture from is decline but we can preserve individuals lives by our being salt.
But there are pastors in the pulpit that avoid mentioning or pointing out what is sin, that is salt free Christianity. When you have pastors who refuse to repent for teaching wrong or their wrongdoing to other people. They have been confronted and do nothing in response, they are saltless.
Salt can be removed within the church, salt that preserves doctrine and morality and will allow leaven in. Losing salt does not come overnight, it takes time. This happen when a string of opportunities to speak out and present the truth is neglected which begins the process, it is when tolerance is exercised instead of Biblical judgment.
It is the church of Laodicea that does not notice it has become lukewarm, they show tolerance for any doctrinal aberration, seeking to unite with all under the name. This church type has stood for nothing for so long that it has little effect on society while at the same time it has allowed anything contrary to Christ’s teachings to come in. Jesus is outside knocking on the door.
Eventually God removes His lampstand from churches that do not repent.
We are being taught to be tolerant, to discern nothing judge nothing- that is salt free Christianity.
Luke 14:34-35 "Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
Mark 9:49-50 "For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another."
What we can’t have is Salt free Christianity. We are here to preserve, what we need to be is leaven free, not salt free.