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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Quote Originally Posted by LaurenTM View Post
    however, I am still wondering where you receive this understanding IN scripture?
    Not everybody who says Lord Lord etc.
    Let the brotherly love stay * Láska bratrská ať zůstává

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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Quote Originally Posted by porton View Post
    Ever preserved meat with salt? You add WAY more than you would for your dinner.

    Right, this seems an answer.
    Is it really,,

    Psalm 37:16
    Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.

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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    I want to disclose the reason why I asked this question:

    One pastor said: We should not have too little salt that is to be (I don't remember his exact words) warm or non-spiritual and not have too much salt that is to be religious fanatics. I applied the same to Christians in the world and got this question.
    Last edited by porton; January 10th, 2017 at 12:56 PM.

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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Is this pastor correct in Bible interpretation (this time)?

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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Quote Originally Posted by porton View Post
    I want to disclose the reason why I asked this question:

    One pastor said: We should not have too little salt that is to be (I don't remember his exact words) warm or non-spiritual and not have too much salt that is to be religious fanatics. I applied the same to Christians in the world and got this question.
    Depends what is meant by religious fanatic and non-spiritual and warm.
    Let the brotherly love stay * Láska bratrská ať zůstává

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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Quote Originally Posted by porton View Post
    Is this pastor correct in Bible interpretation (this time)?
    Some people may need less..... some people may need more. I don't think we should try to regulate a certain way of precisely dealing with all people.
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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie-T View Post
    You expressed that MUCH more gently than I would have. I considered it a ludicrously contentious and quite ridiculous way to attempt to interpret that verse.
    There may be a slight language barrier.

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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Quote Originally Posted by LaurenTM View Post
    let's look at that verse contextually

    note that immediately after the salt analogy, Jesus speaks about light

    salt and light are both metaphors describing how Christians are supposed to be what is best about the world

    there is nothing there to suggest any sort of exception with regards to numbers or even disingenuous people

    there is ONLY a positive definition of how things SHOULD be...how they OUGHT to be

    the end result, is to glorify God...our Father in heaven

    Matthew 5

    Salt and Light

    13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.14“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

    15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
    Excellent, Lauren!
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    One grain of tasteful salt is a substance receptor better than ten thousand grains of tasteless salt...

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    Thank you Chester!

    I thought that scripture had been overlooked...thank you for seeing it!
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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    Quote Originally Posted by KJV1611 View Post
    Salt prevents decay, it preserves.
    I have heard that as an explanation before. Not sure why it is used? Salt in the scripture speaks of judgement . We should have a little jusgment when we speak. If we say wait and see they will be find out for them-selves we could be violating the law.


    17 “Don’t hate your brother. Rebuke anyone who sins; don’t let him get away with it, or you will be equally guilty.18 Don’t seek vengeance. Don’t bear a grudge; but love your neighbor as yourself, for I am Jehovah.Lev 19

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    Default Re: "Salt of the earth" question

    We are the Salt and Light in the world. One of the characteristics of salt is that it makes people thirsty.
    For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2

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