Houghton University president says students must become salt and light

Houghton College President Wayne Lewis, left, and Pastor Kenneth
Chroniger of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church

Houghton University President Wayne Lewis was the featured speaker today during worship services at the Annual Gathering in Alfred Station of the Seventh Day Baptist Allegheny Association of Churches.

Pastor Kenneth Chroniger of the Alfred Station 7th Day Baptist Church, right, was re-elected as moderator of the group, which includes a member church in Toronto, Canada.

Lewis preached from Matthew 5:13-16 of the Bible which describes Christians as needing to be both the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

He said that the Christian body, as salt, needs to be both agents of preservation and of flavoring.

“The world in which we live, without preservation, is corrupted and spoiled,” the university president declared.

This is why the mission of Houghton University of providing “an academically challenging Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world” is so important, he said.

Lewis noted that a college degree toward becoming a great educator, musician or other professional must be a component of an overall effort to understand one’s purpose and God-given calling for life.

His entire message and the service are available at https://bit.ly/3CzAsn7.