There is a misconception swirling around about being a Christian. I’ve seen post after post this week stating that loving thy neighbor means accepting everything they do and if you don’t accept what they are doing then you’re a hypocrite and “one of those Christians”.
Matthew 5:13 says, “Ye are the salt of the earth but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
Did you know that salt is made up of oppositely charged ions?
Salt has to contain an equal balance of cations (positive ions) and anions (negative ions) in order to be “salt”. The equal ions then create an electric charge of zero. It’s no surprise that creation sings His praises but I want to go a step further as this encouraged me.
The world teaches that “loving someone” equals supporting all of their decisions and agreeing with their beliefs. Jesus instructs us to love our neighbor and I fully believe He walked and talked with all sinners and that He loves people. He came to save us. He also instructs us to be the salt of the earth and love our neighbor.
The mini science lesson above struck a chord with me because you have to have a balance of positive and negative charges to make salt. If you have one too many positive ions or negative ions, you’re no longer creating salt.
I want to be a salt Christian.
A Christian who doesn’t swing too far left or too far right but one who stays right in the center of God’s word.
A Christian who loves her neighbor enough to tell them about Jesus and how He can save them from their sins.
How loving would it be to never tell others about Jesus?
To let them die in their sins when I serve the person who can save them?
That would be unloving for me to do-to neglect telling you about Jesus.
I may not agree with you on anything but that doesn’t matter to me. Don’t buy into the lie that all Christians are the same. We have to first go to scripture to formulate our moral beliefs and make sure we are not adding nor taking away to God’s word to fit our narrative.
Let’s stop trying to change people’s minds on anything and everything but Jesus.