Christians as Salt of the Earth and Light of the World (Matthew 5: 13-16)

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In today’s Christian Religious Studies class, We will be discussing Christain as Salt of the Earth and Light of the World. We hope you enjoy the class!

 

Christians as Salt of the Earth and Light of the World (Matthew 5: 13-16)

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ described Christians as the salt of the earth. By this, Jesus meant that Christians should live a good lifestyle in order to make our society a better place to live in, just as salt give taste and makes our food to be sweet for us to eat.

In other words, Christians should behave in such a way that they become the agent of preserving and improving the quality of life in the society so that there is a good relationship between men and God and between one another.

But if by our lifestyle we cannot influence others positively towards good work, then we are said to have lost our taste as salt.

Jesus also described Christians as the light of the world.

As Christians, we are to behave in such a way as to become the source of light to others by our words and deeds. This means our lives should serve as an example for others to follow.

As the light of the world, Jesus said we must reflect good works so that our father in heaven would be glorified.

Jesus Teaching on Forgiveness (Matthew 6: 14-15)

Forgiveness means to pardon one for an offence committed.

Jesus taught us to forgive those who have offended us. If we do, God will also forgive us but if we do not forgive those who have offended us, we will not also receive forgiveness from God.

Jesus Teaching on Revenge/Retaliation (Matthew 5: 38-42)

One of the Jewish Law that Jesus Christ modified was the law on revenge or retaliation.

The law state we should repay the evil done against us with evil, but Jesus taught us to tolerate and bear with others no matter the evil they must have done to us, we should rather return good for evil done against us.

We must not revenge but do everything within our power to pursue peace with all men by paying them good for the evil done against us.

 

 

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In our next class, we will be talking about Jesus teaching on Fasting and Prayer. We are very much eager to meet you there.

 

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