Hey...just like Obama's birth certificate, I need to see the Bible you're quoting from, with a certificate of authenticity, signed by God himself, before I believe any of that self-contradictory babble! Only embossed, sealed certificates are acceptable. No newspaper clips, either! ;)
"Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him" 1 John 5:1.
Jews, Hindu's, Muslims, Chrisitans and Athiests are not spiritual brothers or sisters. We have all made a decision to accept or reject Jesus Christ. By rejecting him, one chooses exclusion from the Christian family. Time will tell if the governor can maintain impartiality. As soon as he doesn't, I'm sure we'll hear about it.
I'm asking just what exactly that means. I happen to have lots of friends who are Jewish and a few who are Hindu and Muslim, all of whom live very much like how Jesus said we should. I'm wondering if they are to be excluded from Heaven, because they chose to worship in another manner from us? If anything, I am looking for a little empathy and compassion for my friends.
Sorry if I offended anyone. I've just seen too much hurt and hatred spawned by exclusionary attitudes...amongst good people. I don't believe any one religious belief has and exclusive path to Heaven.
BTW, I never liked the term "born again". Like when girls claim to have "born again virginity". Sorry. You don't always get a mulligan in real life! I was baptized and received Confirmation. That's enough for me.