To answer your question, let's see what Jesus says about having eternal life, not some Roman by the name of Paul.
And behold, one came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?"
"And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments."
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus said "What is written in the law? How do you read?"
And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;
and your neighbor as yourself."
And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."
Did he lie to these people when he answered their questions? Why would he leave the most important part out? Why did he mention nothing about faith or
salvation? Did those people end up going to hell because Jesus lied to them? These are questions a Christian must answer.
You see, the idea of salvation and faith being your only ticket into heaven was an idea made up in the minds of the Romans, Jesus never once says that
you must believe he died on the cross to get to heaven.
Why would you believe what a Roman said about Jesus?
Weren't the Romans the ones who rounded up early followers of Jesus and crucified them for what they believed?
How could you believe what Paul said? He was a Roman who made up a story about getting a visit from the dead Jesus so that he could completely alter
what Jesus taught.
Most Christians will deny that Paul was a fraud because he is the one who started teaching the things they have been so thoroughly indoctrinated into
believing, but it is the truth. Paul was a fraud, possibly someone who never even existed but was made up by the Romans in order to take control of
what Jesus taught and to twist his message in order to hide the truth in it.
Funny how Jesus was tried in a Roman province then sentenced to crucifixion by a man employed by Romans isn't it?
Also funny is after Jesus died, a Roman named Paul who previously persecuted and killed those who followed Jesus had a visit from the now dead Jesus
telling him stuff that Jesus never said while alive, isn't it? And the only "proof" we have of this visit from Jesus is the word of a man who
previously killed followers of Jesus.
If you can't smell the stink of that, you are most likely a Christian who believes in salvation.
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