[quote="AbideWithMe, post:18, topic:311159"]
There can be a variety of reasons that people of other religions don't recognize Jesus as the Christ. God alone is able to discern their culpability or innocence for that.
Again, rejection and denial are not the same thing as not knowing or not recognizing.
This is not just a matter of rejecting Jesus as Christ - this is a matter of rejecting Christ as God, and if you reject Christ as God and do not worship him, you do not worship God. Your reasons for doing so are irrelevant, that is a reality that will be dealt with. Those who reject Christ will be rejected by the Trinity, as is often stated in scripture. Christ stated those who denied him before men would be denied them before his Father (Mt 10:33). Christ told the unbelieving Jews: "You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also" (Jn 8:19); and likewise, "If God were your Father, you would love me" (Jn 8:42). He told the disciples: "No one comes to the Father except through me" (Jn 14:6); and likewise, "Whoever hates me hates my Father also" (Jn 15:23). Finally, we have the apostle John in the previously quoted verse with "no one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also" (1 Jn 2:23).
Might I ask where in scripture does it speak of "not knowing" or "not recognizing"? Where does it say a person may receive forgiveness for rejection of God and denying Him based on this?