The statement you quote from the Sermon on the Mount is an admonition not to be concerned about feeding and clothing yourself—nothing to do with salvation.

Jesus certainly was not silent about the need for salvation, as in this passage from Matthew: “‘Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’ When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, ‘Then who can be saved?’”

Why should I mention John the Baptist? There are thousands of people in the bible that I don’t mention. I’m afraid the only Doors lyric that ever registered with me was “Baby, won’t you light my fie-yer!”

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updated: 27 Aug 2004