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"Light of the World/Salt of the Earth"

  Broadcast in Spirituality

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What does it mean to be "Light of the World" and "Salt of the Earth"? This is what Christ called his followers. When most people call someone "salt of the earth" today, what they usually mean is a down-to-earth, basic, decent person. That's often true, but Christ was teaching quite a bit more than just that. Salt in the ancient world wasn't primarily used for flavoring; it was used to prevent putrifaction of meat. Food would rot if not salted and was then good for nothing but to be thrown out as garbage. In this analogy, the earth is that meat, and believers in Christ are that salt. This Thursday, we'll look further at His two comparisons: light and salt, on "Jewish Roots", each Thursday at 9:30 pm, EDT. To call in with question or comment: 347-324-5759.

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