That is true, and I think it is an excellent thing that people, like yourself, can see wisdom and moral teachings in the founders of other faiths.
Still, from a Christian perspective, we can not separate Christ from the cross without losing the meaning of the Gospel. We can’t simply follow the example of Jesus and disbelieve in the sacrifice he offered for the many, for we are not made right with God through our own actions, as Christ like as they may be, but rather our faith that Jesus died for our sins.
For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; 20 and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,[g] who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification[h] comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.
That being said, the Pope’s words are true, it is God who passes final judgment, not humans.
- Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11 for it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess** to God.”
12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.***