There are a number of wrong ideas about Christian influence that are popular in the Christian community today. And undoubtedly we have all been influenced by them.
When Christians become interested in being like the world and the people around us, we become more like rot than the salt we’re supposed to be.
In the Old Testament God promised that He would send a special servant that would be a light and bring light into a dark world.
Jesus is the source of absolute truth and moral purity.
As Christians, we must continually combat the moral and spiritual decay around us by being a light in a dark world.
By being a light in this world, we as Christians show the beauty of Christ and the gospel by our words and actions.
Unfortunately, throughout the centuries this portion of the Sermon on the Mount that deals with salt and light has been abused, misinterpreted, and misapplied.
We are called to be a light in this world and can practically do so by displaying godly character, accomplishing good works, and proclaiming the gospel of Christ.