Jesus said that we were to be “light of the world” and “13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” So why does it seem that the world today doesn’t want what we have? Most of the world rejects the absolute Truth of Christianity and every precept that we teach as well.
For one thing, the church is the people who inhabit the church when there are services and it seems that we are keeping the “salt” inside the shaker. We aren’t taking the Word of God, the message that Jesus gave to His disciples, outside the building. We are not letting our light shine into the dark world around us. But…that is what Jesus told His disciples to do! We can’t keep this gift of love and grace to ourselves.
The love that God showed to all of humanity through His Son and His Son’s sacrifice cannot and should not be hidden. God loved us long before Islam or any other religion came into the world and He determined that He would bring salvation to all who would accept it. Through His Son and His sacrifice, He made it possible for the salvation of mankind to be available to us because we can’t be perfectly sinless. Our nature prevents it.
But, even if the world doesn’t want Christianity and the benefits that it brings to the world, it is our duty to our King and our Savior to take His message to as many as will receive it. We cannot hide our light or the Light of Jesus from them. We have to let people know that they are loved dearly by the Creator of the Universe!