ok, seriously.... Let's say there is in reality only one god and one path as butterbean undersands there to be and thus as is said, only one way to enternal life.
Now lets say we have this silly stupid dude who has gone about his merry way in life doing the best he can and treating others along the way in a fair and reasonable way all along... actually there are people like that! He's done his best to live his life in a fashion that doesn't take advantage of others, but he has never been the religious type. according to most christian doctrine, this man is going to hell despite what life he has led if he does not accept Jesus as his freaking savior
Sounds like bollocks to me...
The Christian faith, according to the Bible teaches that such a person will be given a chance, one way or another, to receive the the good news about Jesus Christ, an opportunity to be forgiven of his/her sins.CorneliusActs 10:1-6, 34-36
New International Version (NIV)
1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment
2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly
3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”
4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.
5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter
6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.”
34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right
36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ
, who is Lord of all.The EthiopianActs 8:26-31, 34-35
26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza
27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake
(which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship
28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet
29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”
30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.
31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?
” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?”
35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus