Are Good People From Other Religions Going To Heaven ?

You might have read in the news two or three years ago that Billy Graham said people from religions besides Christianity were going to heaven. I read recently that “83% of evangelical Protestants in America agreed that good people of other religions can go to heaven . . . more than half – 54% – of evangelical Protestants said yes, people of religions other than Christianity can go to heaven.” How can we explain this quote in light of passages like the following?:

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 8:24b … for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

The Bible is supposed to define the Christian religion, its manual you might say. It appears to me that not too many of those who claim to be Christians are following the manual anymore.

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