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Moving past the beatitudes, Jesus goes on to say, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot” (Matthew 5:13 NIV). If you are not salt, you are not a follower of Christ. Moreover, if you are not salt, then the moral corruption of the world will continue unabated. All we need to do is look at the collapse of Western civilization. Western governments mandated by God to ennoble life, promote justice, and restrain sin are instead leading the charge toward social chaos. Even toward the eradication of the gender distinctions ordained by God from the inception of human civilization. And yet the most colossal failures belong to the church itself. We are not only losing our kids but our evangelism efforts are not keeping pace with population growth. If truth matters, and it most surely does, the church must take the task of Christian education seriously. We must equip our children and theirs to always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.