"You are the Salt of the earth;"
Jesus' statement here is one of those telling his followers that they are to be forces for good, examples of light to a world in darkness. Salt is a spice which enhances the flavor of food, it makes otherwise unpalatable tasting dishes edible. It is in this spirit that I intend to use this blog as a guide for those hungry for God's word, and how it can help us to live our lives more fully in this stormy world which surrounds us.
As a Christian of many years God's word, and what it says for us today, is my most important study. It tells us of the past, guides us through the future and points us towards the glorious future when death, sickness, and pain will be no more (Rev. 21:4). It is true, and however much many deny it today, consistent, making it a reliable guide for our paths in this life.
As a student of it, I am also a student of it languages, and those into which it was translated early on. I’m self-taught where those languages are concerned and make no claims of academic scholarship. I am also a student of where God’s word came from, how we came to have it as we do today. All these things I hope to bring to bear on the many subjects we will cover together through this blog.
I am not what one would call mainstream, having come out of the Adventist tradition, and I make no apologies for that. I will call it as I see it and let the cards fall where they may.
Still, in the spirit of the scripture cited at the beginning of this post, Matthew 5:13, I will do my best to flavor my writing with salt; for my goal is to help others in their journey through this life, and to become believers in the son of God, if they are not already.