Do you have to be a Christian to get into heaven ?

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    So what is "good"?

    “As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone.

    Christianity is the only religion that does not put you on a scale in the hope that your good outweighs your bad.

    It's like being a liar. You may only lie once, but it still makes you a liar. Only through God's righteousness and his gift on the cross can we be made right again.
     
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    It’s my belief that it’s far more difficult to get into “Heaven” as a member of an organized religion (no matter which one) than without one.
     
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    Well that's just it, isn't it? Everyone thinks a little differently, whatever seems right to us.

    Then there is the truth

    The truth is the key. Deep down we know what it is, and when we look at it, we inevitably see a reflection in the mirror that bothers us because we all need correction. We all need redemption

    it is then we know we have found the truth.
     
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    --------------------------------------------------------------------- i think that those that worship God must worship the CORRECT God Tommy .
     
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    I've despaired of that question before, Tommy. Jesus came for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
     
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    Nobody is automatically barred from a peaceful and pleasurable afterlife.

    Jesus only related to one small group of people in one place on a large planet with all sorts of people living on every continent. It makes no sense to think that a Supreme Being/Creator would care only for Jews and Romans and care nothing for Chinese or Indian or Aztec or Celtic or Persian folks or folks in the islands of the Pacific.
     
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    I think that I agree with you. My heaven is a fun place full of all the people I love and have loved.Most of them would not gwt in if it was just for Christians.
     
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    Me, too! Not only are my personal loved ones there, but it must be crowded already with all of the people who who lived lives on earth in so many far-off places before Jesus was born and those who lived in places in the last 2,000 years who never heard of him. I would love to meet an ancient Navajo, an ancient Chinese, and boogie-down again with my two-years-gone Hindu friend Balraj.
     

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