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    Mk 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

    What does it mean to be salted with FIRE??
    The LORD is my Miracle

    G_d was gracious He has shown favor


    Hope is a seed
    God plants in our hearts
    to remind us
    there are better things ahead.
    -Holley Gerth


  • #2
    Originally posted by ACCM View Post
    Mk 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

    What does it mean to be salted with FIRE??
    I'm not sure but it will happen to all of us. Eventually!

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    • #3
      Great question.

      To be salted with fire is to be purified, I believe. To be salted with fire is to be baptized by fire, which is to have the carnal nature eradicated.

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      • #4
        I know the properties of salt is to penetrate, (for taste) to preserve and to heal.
        Fire is also for cleansing Mal 3:2 (Refiners fire) and not only for discarding (??) punishment
        The LORD is my Miracle

        G_d was gracious He has shown favor


        Hope is a seed
        God plants in our hearts
        to remind us
        there are better things ahead.
        -Holley Gerth

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        • #5
          A lot of versions read "tested with fire".

          sn The statement everyone will be salted with fire is difficult to interpret. It may be a reference to (1) unbelievers who enter hell as punishment for rejection of Jesus, indicating that just as salt preserves so they will be preserved in their punishment in hell forever; (2) Christians who experience suffering in this world because of their attachment to Christ; (3) any person who experiences suffering in a way appropriate to their relationship to Jesus. For believers this means the suffering of purification, and for unbelievers it means hell, i.e., eternal torment.

          , NET Bible, , First ed. (Richardson, TX: Biblical Studies Press, 1996), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "Chapter 9".

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          • #6
            One thing is clear from the verse:

            Everyone will be salted with fire.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ACCM View Post
              Mk 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

              What does it mean to be salted with FIRE??
              I think salt is often a symbol of grace. We can offer no sacrifice to God unless it is through grace. No grain offering is offered unless it is first salted. Colossians gives a good key when it says that our words should be salted, i.e. sprinkled with grace. Salt is flavorful and makes things tasty. This is an attribute of grace.

              Fire test our faith. It is a gracious trial that purifies our faith. To be salted with fire, imo, is to have our faith tested and purified so that grace may grow according to the faith we have.

              Along with grace, comes judgment. They are two sides to the same coin. Salt was also used in the OT as a judgment.

              We are the salt of the earth, not so much that we judge. But being light and salt, we bring grace and truth to the world. If they reject the grace and light, then all that is left is judgment. Either accept Christ and him crucified (i.e. the salt of grace) or be judged (the salt that will cause the ground to become barren).
              Matt 9:13
              13 "But go and learn what this means: ' I DESIRE COMPASSION,AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
              NASU

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              • #8
                MickeyO,

                I'm having trouble seeing the connection between the two OT verses you quoted and the two NT verses. Can you expound?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mikey0
                  Salt has to do with the judgement of God. Remember Lot's wife turned to a pillar of salt. She was judged. Remember that the sacrifices had to be salted then burned. Fire and salt is many times synonymous with judgement.

                  Jdg 9:49 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that [was] therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
                  In the above verse I see "salted" more as a prevention of spreading diseases,.. used as a disinfectant..
                  The LORD is my Miracle

                  G_d was gracious He has shown favor


                  Hope is a seed
                  God plants in our hearts
                  to remind us
                  there are better things ahead.
                  -Holley Gerth

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                  • #10
                    Thank you all for your replies...
                    The LORD is my Miracle

                    G_d was gracious He has shown favor


                    Hope is a seed
                    God plants in our hearts
                    to remind us
                    there are better things ahead.
                    -Holley Gerth

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ACCM View Post
                      In the above verse I see "salted" more as a prevention of spreading diseases,.. used as a disinfectant..
                      If you salt the ground, crops cannot grow. It was a warfare tactic to stop the area being used for farming again, and showed its complete ruin.

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salting_the_earth

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