From Him Much will be Required
The word of God and teachings by priests are different essentially.
When Christianity was preached in Japan around 1600 by missionaries from Portugal and Spain, some Japanese were puzzled as some Western priests told that ancestors of those Japanese who had never heard the Gospel preached should fall into the hell.
Christ Jesus said:
Luke 12:48New King James Version (NKJV)
48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.If you have never heard of teaching of Christ, you can gain admission to Heaven without being subject to various difficult conditions Christianity has set. But if you learn the Gospel, you must meet some critical conditions Christianity requires.
So, those missionaries from Europe to Japan around 1600 were wrong as they failed to correctly understand the word of Christ Jesus.
Infants who have never read the Bible could easily enter Heaven if they unfortunately meet their end. Or some tribes living deep in the tropical environment or isolated areas could be also welcomed in Heaven if they live righteously even without reading the Bible.
In this context, who are required to fulfill the most rigorous conditions among Judaists, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or people following other religions?
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Luk 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Luk 12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
Luk 12:26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?