next time you are approached by a Christian missionary you might think about
asking him, or her, the question listed below. I should add that my
experience as a Baptist pastor, has shown that you probably will not receive a
very intelligent response.
I have a question for those who believe that one must “accept Jesus” as messiah, god, and the son of god, so (s)he will “be saved.”
At what point in history did this become necessary?
· Was it at the time that Jesus was born?
· Was it when he began his ministry?
· Was it when he was crucified?
o Was it when, according to Christian teachings, he “arose from the dead?”
o Was it when, according to Christian teachings, he “ascended to heaven?”
If it was at one of those points, say for example when Jesus was crucified, did a person in
Roper is a former Southern Baptist pastor. He resides in