In Matthew 5, Jesus told a group of disciples that they are salt and light. "You are the salt of the earth," he said; "you are the light of the world." Jesus added commentary to both of these statements. (You can read Matthew 5:13-15 for yourself.) Christians regularly think of themselves as light. That's not a stretch; but we don't often call ourselves salt. How is a Christian the salt of the earth? There are generally two approaches here. Either Christians are a preservative like salt or a flavor additive like salt. In either case, the salt is hard to see but very important. In both situations the salt is in it. After it's added it's a part of it. There's no taking it away. So I like to think that a Salty Believer is not an angry believer as the world might think, but a believer who is in the world but not of the world. A Salty Believer is a Christian who is really in it, bring preservation and flavor to the world.
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