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Can people of other faiths (Muslim, Jewish, Hindu etc.) be given the key to the kingdom of God without having accepted Jesus as the Savior and Son of God.
Dear Friend in Christ,
I believe what you are asking is whether, according to the Catholic Church, people of other faiths (Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, etc.) can attain eternal salvation. For a response to this question, I refer you to our linked Faith Fact Without the Church There is No Salvation. You may also want to check out Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate (“Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions”), which is available online.
United in the Faith,