A 2005 Newsweek poll asked, “Can a good person that doesn’t share your religious beliefs attain salvation or go to heaven?” Here are the results:
- 79% of Americans said yes, a person who doesn’t share your religious beliefs can attain salvation and go to heaven just as long as they are a good person! Here was the breakdown of those agreeing with that statement.
- 73% of non-Christians
- 91% of Roman Catholics
- 83% of non-evangelical (mainline) Protestants, said that all you have to do is be a good person!
- But then look at this. 68% of evangelical Protestants — that’s Bible believing, born again Christians — 68% said that “good” people can attain salvation, even if it’s different from what Christ says.
- Even though the majority of Americans believe there are many ways to heaven, Jesus says there is but one. As He made clear throughout the Bible, the only way to heaven is through Him.
If you are one of those who believes otherwise, then you need to have the honesty and integrity to say, “Jesus lied.” And if Jesus lied, He is clearly not the Son of God and you don’t want to waste your life by following Him. Did Jesus lie? Or did He tell the truth? It’s as simple as that.