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When the Israelites spoke against God and against Moses in the wilderness, as recorded in Numbers 21, God sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, and many died (verse 6). The Israelites realized their sin and entreated Moses to pray unto God that he might take away the serpents. The Lord said unto Moses (verse 8), "Make thee a fiery serpent and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live." God’s cure worked when the people believed and did what he said.

Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:16). Peter said, “Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38).

Where is the logic in repenting and being baptized for the remission of sins? There is none. Where is the logic for looking at a brass snake to cure snakebite? There is none.  When men rely upon their human logic to save from sins, they will die just as those Israelites who refused God's illogical cure. The divine antidote for sin will work when men believe it and obey it!!

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