5.3 Poison yourself or be
As mentioned previously, the religion of Jesus (pbuh), as
preached by him in the Bible in both word and actions, was a
simple continuation, affirmation, and return to, the
original message of prophet Moses (pbuh). The later concepts
of "original sin," "atonement," etc. were not introduced
into the teachings of Jesus by Jesus himself but by Paul and
his followers. Paul and his followers succeeded in
"spiritualizing" the message of Jesus and removing all
obligation from it. Thus, the message of Jesus which was
based upon faith and works was transformed into a message of
faith without works and doctrines of sensationalism. To
illustrate this point let us take the example of the
following pop quiz:
1) Are you a Christian? Yes or no?
2) Do you truly believe? Yes or no?
3) Have you been baptized? Yes or no?
4) Mark 16:16-18 "He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth
not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow
them that believe; (a) In my name shall they cast out
devils; (b) they shall speak with new tongues; (c)They shall
take up serpents; and (d) if they drink any deadly thing,
it shall not hurt them; (e) they shall lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover."
5) Once again. Have you (a) been baptized and (b) do you
a) If NOT then you WILL NOT BE SAVED BUT
b) If a Christian has been baptized and believes then
they should exhibit the "signs" mentioned above, such as
being able to drink any deadly poison (such as battery acid,
etc.) and not be harmed. How about the other signs? Can all
believing and baptized Christians lay their hand on any
randomly selected terminally ill cancer patient or
paraplegic and have him rise completely cured? Does this not
require that the Christian world be completely free of all
illness, doctors, and hospitals? According to this verse,
should not all believing, baptized, Christians be able to do
this if they truly believe are to be saved? If a Christian
does not exhibit these signs, then does this not prove that
they do not believe, and thus will not be saved but
6) Go back to (1).