Salt and Light

Donal has a good post up on The high ground right now with some good comments too. Check it out.

Mostly, it all goes back to the roles and responsibilities of Christians to themselves and Christian to non-Christians.

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how [e]can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a [f]hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a [g]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

1 Cor 5:12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

Christians have a long history of not policing themselves as much as they should and try to police the world too much. If you’ve read the Nashville statements and the follow ups, it’s basically attempting to negate any semblance of LGBT infecting “marriage.” However, we know that even if people claim LGBT marriages exist, they do not exist to God. Our primary duty is to set an example of how good marriage is to be salt and light to those who support pagan marriages.

The Church should be focusing on the roles and responsibilities of men and women in marriage — headship-submission, love-respect, no sexual denial by either spouse, etc. — and fixing the disastrous divorce rates among ‘Christians.’ As long as “Christian marriages” look the same as the world in their marriages, they are not salt or light at all.

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5 Responses to Salt and Light

  1. It’s hard to be a “good neighbor” when your house is in more of a wreck. It comes off a highly disingenuous, even before the objective foolishness is noted.

  2. earl says:

    It’s hard to be a “good neighbor” when your house is in more of a wreck.

    Yup that’s why we are supposed to take care of the splinter in our eyes before taking the log out of other people’s.

  3. @earl:

    Other way around. http://biblehub.com/matthew/7-4.htm

    Basically, remove the timber from your own eye before dealing with the speck in someone else’s.

  4. feeriker says:

    As long as “Christian marriages” look the same as the world in their marriages, they are not salt or light at all.

    THIS.

    Sadly, you can’t even broach this subject at all in most churches today without prompting a reaction that is some combination of angry resentment,/defensiveness, excusemongering, or just flat-out denial. It is a symptom of a very sick and broken body that requires a complete renunciation of the ways of the World in order to heal. The ugly truth is that most Christians are not spiritually mature enough to do what must be done. Thus the journey to Hell continues.

  5. earlthomas786 says:

    The ugly truth is that most Christians are not spiritually mature enough to do what must be done.

    Christ and the church is the model for a Christian husband and wife marriage. Trying to do it some other way (egalitiarian feminist nonsense) makes me question how much they know about Christ or His church.

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