The Christian scriptures lead the only way to heaven.
But Christians, Jewish people, and Muslims all believe in one God. So for thousands of years, according to the Bible, the Jewish people were the chosen. God loved them. He promised them heaven.
Muslim’s call God Allah. Different name. Same God. Which Christians have called God different names. God was not what he was called by the first Christians. The Hebrew theonyms Elohim and YHWH are mostly rendered as “God” and “the LORD.”
Three different faiths. The same God. But only those that believe in Jesus go to heaven? Why does God screw the Muslim and Jewish people? My answer is he does not. But many believe that non-Christians cannot get into Heaven.
So people of the Jewish people kept believing the same things as their ancestors. Especially early Jewish people would not be exposed to Christianity. Why would God simply say that used to be okay, but not anymore.
Jesus died for the sins of all people, didn’t he? I think so, but perhaps scriptures say different. But I know he did make the sacrifice for the Jewish people. There was no Christian church at the time. If being a Christian means believing that Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected, how could you be a Christian before he died?
Muslims (not terrorist Muslims, but nice ones) love God. They follow this religious book that tells them how to show it. They do their best and have never had access to Christian Bible.
Why would God say, too bad? What purpose does it serve? The Bible says he loves his children. Muslims and Jewish people (as infallible as any Christian) love him back, but they go to Hell?
A Christian that cheats on his child’s mother with a porn star gets to heaven. But Malala Yousafzai does not? Just for not believing the right things about Jesus. These other faiths believe in Jesus. They just have a different idea for them.
I cannot rap my head around that. Is the purpose of heaven not to reward people for loving God? Is the answer no because hairs must be split so that a so-so Christian gets in, but a loving, gentle Jew does not?