Salt Without Savor!

By Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr, AUS Ret.

"Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing, but to be cast out, and trodden under foot of men;" (Matt. 5:13)

The idea for this article comes from a printed message I received recently from Brother Ron Stauffer, of WHEELS FOR MERCY MINISTRIES, PO. Box 3625, Brookhaven, Mississippi 39601. In many cases, I have merely put his thoughts in my own words. My purpose was not to try and better his well written article, but to present this truth from a slightly different perspective. Needless to say, I have his full permission to use this material, and I thank him for his cooperation.

The searching question Brother Stauffer asks is this: "Is today's modern, mainstream Christianity just a form of Early New Testament Christianity without it's power?" This is a meaningful question which we would do well to ponder carefully.

In our modern mainstream Christianity, most churches whether Independent or Denominational are experiencing phenomenal growth. I live across the street from such a one in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is called the Agape Church. They have a multi-million dollar facility, in a prime location in the city, complete with a religious TV station. On Sunday, or special occasions the church parking lot overflows, until they must have police to handle the traffic, and they use golf carts to haul worshipers from the parking area to the sanctuary. There is little doubt, that many people are having a "born again" experience in this charismatic church, which adds to the congregation, the money taken in, and larger and larger facilities. But is this the criteria for success in the eyes of the Lord? I think not!

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