Well, all I can say is that we agree to disagree on some items. I do feel that you are pretty much a good person, but your beliefs are taking you away from the Word of God. This is the part I am referring to
God was quite specific on not worshiping other gods, not bowing down to idols; He even went to the extreme of having the Israelites totally destroy nations so they would not be infected with their false gods/beliefs. (NO we do not do that now that is OT; we go with the teachings of Christ which is Love one another) Even though we love one another and Love our enemies, we do not follow their religious practices. Christ has instructed us to convert all nations not to assimilate to their practices.Himantolophus wrote:As long as all Christians are considered Christians, you are entitled to your opinion on the other religions. I don't agree that all of those people are doomed to Hell, but I'll leave it be.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Now if we are to teach them to observe all things that I have commanded you as Christ has said, then if they observe other practices then they are not conducting themselves in a method that will get them saved i.e. they will go to hell even though they may be nice peaceful peoples.
I will confidently surmise that we are not to take on the teachings of other religions or we will not get in to heaven. To accept Christ as our savior we must accept him and only him as our God, not Isis, or Zeus, or some Hindu god or goddess.
I would like to hear you elaborate a bit more on this, as to why you think other religions will be saved. And this is not about being “fair” and “unfair” it is about the will of God.
That in itself is another discussion “Is the Will of God Fair?”
YES due to the fact it is what our creator demands and requires of his creation. We were created for him not for ourselves; therefore we must go with his will.
That may be something you agree or disagree with, I would also like to hear you opinion on that.
Now I am not a Holier than thou, I need saving I realize it and will do what I need to do to get saved. I will not deem myself better than others, I am a sinner, and that is that.
I just don't want to see you miss the boat due to some skewed idea that logic needs to be accounted for on our level of human existence.