OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
So what you are saying is that either you are Jewish or you believe in Jesus and therefore will go to heaven? I would think that Christians would have to be considered Jewish if, for no other reason, their savior was as well. To follow Jesus would imply following not just his words but his faith. Would it not?
I guess my problem is that I cannot accept that God would put terms on faith. And whatever that calling might be would be unique to each person. Not all of us can be priests or rabbis, pilots or senators, cooks or actors, good or bad. The basis of God’s calling and one’s faith must come from ones’ heart and cannot be dictated by terms. For example, you might feel it is your calling to preach the gospel of Jesus and based upon your interpretation of faith, that deed meets God’s terms of membership. I might feel it is my calling to enter public service and feed needy people, and based upon my interpretation of faith, that deed meets God’s terms of membership.
Andrew - I am truely enjoying this conversation!