quinn: Accepting the Lord as your Saviour is the only way to get to Heaven. It is not done by treating others with respect or honesty
Guess it depends what part of the Bible you read.. that sentiment is certainly expressed in Scripture, but then there's that story about the Sheep and the Goats where the entrance requirement for heaven is "I was hungry and you fed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was in prison and you visited me" and so on.
Ugly: I believe everyone has the ability to accept Christ
How can you say this when there are people on Earth that have not heard about Christ in any meaningful way?
Sgallan: I don't believe in heaven or hell. And for the fervent believers who think I am going there despite how I have lived my life; I wouldn't want to go to any posited heaven with those folks, nor their version of God. That would be, well....... a version of hell
I've heard some theologians (CS Lewis comes to mind) describe hell that way, as a place for people who wouldn't want to be in heaven with God.
Sgallan again: are to many variations of God, often giving entirely contradictorial "because I said so" type rules and regs, to be able to wrap my mind around just one. You have many variations of all the major religions, and what they teach are very different.
This one gets me as well. It is my belief that God loves humanity and wants to forgive and accept us, therefore doesn't get too bogged down in the details of what we believe exactly. I hope I am correct in my belief.