(note:)The ministers of the word especially (unless they will be the most cowardly of all) must lead others both by word and deed to this greatest joy and happiness.(:note)
are the salt of the Your doctrine must be very sound and good, for if it is not so, it will be not regarded and cast away as a thing unsavoury and vain. earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be What will you have to salt with? And so are fools in the Latin tongue called «saltless», as you would say, men that have no salt or savour and taste in them. salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Believers in Jesus 'are' this by no work of their own therefore they should continue to 'be' this. Should we abide in this (His completed work and grace) we will by nature produce worshipful works to His glory and praise, good works preordained that we should walk in. Should we step outside of that by again striving for selfish favor or personal salvation, though we 'are' salt our salt loses it's savor, though still light our light becomes hid. This is not a permanent situation if we repent and get back on course, it is a permanent situation only if we insist on trying to produce our own works towards salvation/favor.
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