simple question for the non Catholic Christians on this board. Something I have seen preached by non Catholic Christians is that you can only be saved through professing with your lips in Christ Jesus, or something similar. They argue in light of what they believe about coming to salvation that, budist, hindus, jews, atheists, etc can never be saved if they don’t believe in Jesus Christ. Some will even claim that there are some people who will be sent to hell simply because of circumstances. For example, a native american never heard about Jesus Christ probably until the 16th century meaning that all the people who lived in North America would be condemned to hell out of no fault of their own. I think this view is very problematic and not true in light of the entirety of scripture and tradition.
so my simple question, i’m also open to debate about this issue, how prevalent is the idea that God sends people to hell out of no fault of their own? Is it just a few radical groups in Christianity or is it so wide spread that only Catholics and a handful of people believe it to be false.
some scripture for you reflection on this issue
1:tim 2 3-4
2 Pet 3:9;