ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The World's Problems - Who to Blame?

Updated on October 17, 2014

Why Does God Want Christians to Be LIGHT and SALT?

It says in

Proverbs 29:2

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:

but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." KJV

Dr Carl Baugh talks about how a nation deteriorates: He said

when people slip into apathy they then want the government to take care

of them.

APATHY - what is it? definition is:
"Lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting."

Are you a Christian? Are you APATHETIC? Or are you SALT and LIGHT to the world?

History has proven that it's dangerous to become apathetic!

When we lose our right to choose and give our power over to

those in the government, we are on a decline.

Proverbs 16:12 says, "It is a horrible thing for a king

to do evil, His right to rule depends upon his fairness."

v-12 "The king rejoices when his people are truthful and fair."

I'm of the opinion that we can't whine and complain about the government

and what's happening if we are Christians, because we are called by

God to do something about it! We are called to be the "SALT and LIGHT" of the

earth! We are to CHANGE NATIONS! How can we do that?

1. BEING THE SALT OF THE EARTH - Salt preserves, cleans, gives favor and has more uses.

From what I can see in the Bible - and in the Book of Acts, the early Church had power and exercised their authority and cast out demons, healed the sick and thousands of people were being saved! 3,000 in one day! If someone is a murderer and he gets "born of God's Spirit" - suddenly, his new nature wants to love people, not kill them. The same for a drug addict, liar, thief - all SINNER'S nature can be changed by giving their lives to Jesus Christ!

2. BEING THE LIGHT OF THE EARTH - From what I can see from the New Testament is that

when a person TRULY receives Christ - their LIFE IS CHANGED! SAUL, a murderer became PAUL the Apostle that started churches and wrote 3/4 of the New Testament! As Christians we should be so BRIGHT that the world has to put on their SUN GLASSES! Be like PAUL and have PASSION for SHARING JESUS to the WORLD!

Why aren't Christians making a difference in the world like they should? I believe it's because our SOUL hasn't been renewed in the Word of God. Hours and hours a week our mind (soul - conscious and non-conscious) are washed with the world's ways and agenda - instead of being washed with "The water of the Word" that the Apostle Paul tells us to do; to "meditate on the Word day and night" as Joshua 1:8 tells us; or "covet the gifts of the Spirit" as we are told to do - to bless the world!

We have to GET REAL with who we are! If we claim to be a Christian - are we SALT and LIGHT?

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Matthew 5:13

“For so the Lord has commanded us:

‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.' ”

Acts 13:47

Let's quit blaming the world and everyone else - LET'S TAKE RESPONSIBILITY and BECOME LIGHT AND SALT!

How can we? Here's some Biblical ways:

1. Spend more time in the WORD than with the WORLD. (Joshua 1:8; Ps 1:)

2. Quit STRUGGLING and start YIELDING. (To whom we yield is to whom we will OBEY - Paul tells us in Romans). Yield to the Lord - ask Him daily, moment by moment for His SPIRIT to lead and guide you; and to teach and strengthen you; to USE YOU to pray for others; lay hands on the sick; speak with new tongues and be LIGHT and SALT!

3. UNION V.S. EFFORT - Apple trees don't struggle to bear fruit - fruit comes from UNION.

Read John 15: Jesus tells us that when we "Abide in HIM - we'll bear MUCH FRUIT".
Effort that is fruitless is effort that is done without the Spirit of God, without abiding in His presence.

4. From UNION will come ACTION inspired by the Spirit of God which will be PRODUCTIVE.

5. PRAYER! It's POWERFUL! When we understand that our PRAYERS ARE POWERFUL
and that they do IMPACT THE EARTH - we will PRAY MORE!

We are told to PRAY:

1 Timothy 2:4 tells us "Pray in this way for kings and all

others who are in authority over us, or are in places of high

responsibility, so that we can live in peace and quietness,

spending our time in godly living and thinking much about

the Lord. This is good and pleases God our Savior, for He

longs for all to be saved and to understand the truth."

People need to hear the truth in order to be saved!

Isaiah 60: tells us that we are to "ARISE and SHINE"

because the glory of the Lord is upon us!

It says that "GREAT DARKNESS will cover the earth"....

but God's glory will be upon us!

As Christians we must stay in the Word and pray, and stay close to Jesus!

We need to be like Jesus when He said, "I only do what I see the Father do".

The Lord bless and keep you!

Until next time....

Linda Cross
Associate Pastor
Christian Family Church

Linda PRAYER and PRAISE time


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)