#81 The Conscience of the World
Posted: Saturday, May 27th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Luke 14:34-35 ESV
Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Salt was used as a preservative. It is the earliest of all preservatives. Without salt, a thing putrefied and went bad; with salt, its freshness was preserved.
That means that true Christianity must act as a preservative against the corruption of the world. The individual Christian must be the conscience of his fellows and the Church the conscience of the world. The Christian must be such that in his presence no doubtful language will be used, no questionable stories told, no dishonorable action suggested. He must be a cleansing antiseptic in the circle in which he moves.
The church must fearlessly speak against all evils and support all good causes. She must never hold her peace through fear or favor of men.