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Unformatted text preview: the earth. I assume he means it in a positive way, because right after it he gives another analogy of how they are the light of the world. Why would he use salt though? This comes off as a negative thing to me because if you pour salt into soil, nothing will grow. Perhaps I’m reading it wrong, and Jesus is intending for it to be a bad thing. I would just like to discuss this more so that I may have a better understanding of its meaning. My question is what is the purpose of fasting? Not eating just doesn’t seem healthy or beneficial to anyone. Do people fast to become closer to God, by denying themselves something? I don’t see the correlation. Yes, I understand that God doesn’t eat food so to be like him/closer to him, we do the same. That’s stupid. God is also a spirit/non-human being, doesn’t mean we should kill ourselves so we can become spirits as well....
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '11