Where is the Salt?

by Frank Jones


"If the house is dark when nightfall comes, don't blame the house (that's what happens when the sun sets). The question to ask is "Where is the light?" If the meat goes bad and becomes rancid and inedible, don't blame the meat (that's what happens when bacteria are left alone to breed). The question to ask is: "Where is the salt?" Just so, if society deteriorates and standards decline till it becomes like a dark night or stinking fish in Western culture, there is no sense in blaming society, for that is what happens when fallen men and women are left to themselves and human selfishness is unchecked. The question to ask is: "Where is the church? Where are God's people? Why are the salt and light of Jesus Christ not permeating and changing the world around them"" (Stott, John R.W.; Decisive Issues Facing Christians Today)