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Election Preview: Salt and Light: Should We Engage the Culture?

By Abraham Hamilton III for The Christian Post | Image from Christian Post

When we survey the landscape of a society deteriorating around us, an oft-asked question is: “Should we engage the culture?” To answer that question, we must turn to God’s Word, our metric for evaluating everything. Matthew 5:13-16 records a portion of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in which He says, “You are the salt of the earth” (v.13) and “You are the light of the world” (v.14). In both verses, the word you is plural in Greek.

So the “you” Jesus assigns to salt and light duty includes all of those followers who were present for the Sermon on the Mount. Furthermore, it extends to those of us who are His disciples today. Continue reading…