That's a pretty good question, actually. You have your story. I have my story. They don't match up but just because it's true for you doesn't mean it's true for me. Right?
But then Christianity comes along and says that there are just certain things that are ultimately non-negotiable. You are either on the right side or the wrong side -- and in the end, your side matters.
That seems pretty harsh. Unfair even. Especially such a shifty, turbulent world. So for someone, anyone, to take a stand that this is right and that is wrong -- that just seems pretty arrogant. But is it?
Maybe the way Christianity view that whole question is more nuanced than the way the story is usually told. Maybe when you have more information about what Jesus is actually about, we see that this whole exclusion/inclusion question works completely different from what we thought.
That's why author Nicholas Davis writes about this:
The question “Does a person really have to go through Jesus to get into heaven?” is clearly a divisive one within evangelical Christianity today. Some might wonder, “Why is Christianity so exclusive?” This is a good question, but there is an even better question to ask...why is Christianity so INCLUSIVE?
Read the whole article here. It might give you a different perspective.
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