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In 1903, John Monro Gibson (1838-1921), a British pastor commented on Jesus’ words, Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” in Matthew 5:13 as follows:

“It is true that there is no longer the sharp distinctio