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Insulting the Salt: Verbal abuse, Defamation, and Salt. Matthew 5.11-16

Insulting the Salt
Verbal abuse, Defamation, and Salt. Matthew 5.11-16

I have been reading the Sermon on the Mount and reflecting on persecution, abuse and Jesus' teaching about salt. Jesus does not think his disciples will lose their saltiness (partly because the word Matthew uses doesn't mean "to lose saltiness"). On the contrary, in the face of abuse their good and salty deeds will bring about change in their opponents and glory to their Father. You can read the article here.   A YouTube  version is available here

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