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Salvation is without a doubt, the biggest question a religion is supposed to answer. Some religions claim that you must belong to their particular religion, or even their particular denomination in order to be saved because they're the only ones who have it exactly right.


That's not the way we see it. Here we start with the basic premise that God is all-loving. He loves everybody all the time. Most Christians agree that God is all-loving, that is, unless you aren't a Christian. Then you're condemned to hell. That doesn't sound all-loving, does it? We really believe that God is all-loving, and He loves us no matter what religion we belong to. He cares more about our life than our religion. He cares that we love one another and what we intend toward each other. Are you basically a good person who loves God and others more than yourself, or are you basically a self-centered person who is more concerned about your own power and wealth? If the latter claims faith in Jesus, do they really belong in heaven?


Many Christians will cite chapter and verse to show how belief in Jesus is the only way to be saved. Yet they fail to notice all the scripture that tells us that we will be rewarded according to our works. Take for example the book of Revelation, where Jesus tells the Christian churches, “I know your works.” He doesn't say “I know your faith,” but “I know your works.” This same refrain is spoken to other Christian churches as well, and at the end of Revelation it says, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).


Notice that the reward is given to “every man” not just “every Christian”. Jesus states in the Gospel of John that, “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also” (John 10:16). Many cite Paul's epistles to claim that faith in Jesus alone is the only way to salvation, but Paul also says God, “will give to each person according to what he has done” (Romans 2:6).Again, "each person" not "each Christian" will be rewarded, and they will be rewarded not on their faith, but on their life.


There are many more scriptural references that can be cited(for those and a more thorough explanation, click here) showing God's preference for our works to our faith. On the flip side, we do not believe that you “earn” heaven by doing good things. Paul is right in that we cannot claim merit for our works. Even evil people can do good things, and they can also claim faith in Jesus, which is why God consistently tells us that it is important to love Him, and love each other. And that is how even non-Christians can be saved, as they love each other and God as they know Him to be, they will in actuality be obeying God's teachings and laws and therefore will be rewarded according to their heart. That's what an all-loving God is concerned about, our heart, not our religion.