May you have peace.
I read your post and wanted to respond to your comment that:
"[My] beliefs don't follow along with [your] beliefs but yet [you] made a judgement against [my] beliefs that [I] can only be saved by knowing [your] beliefs and accepting them..."
and say that you are in error. I have never said such a thing, here or anywhere else, because I do not believe such a thing. In fact, I have been chided elsewhere on this Board FOR disagreement with that very fact. You do not have to believe I single thing I believe... or say/write. Not at all. And I don't know how you even drew the conclusion that you do, other than what occurred with the people on the opposite side of the table... and it was not their "beliefs" that rendered them grotesque... but their hatred. Hate IS ugly, very, but unfortunately, it is usually well-hidden. Until something brings it out, and it usually has absolutely nothing to do with the one that is hated. This WTBTS and those THEY hate.
Folks are saved due to faith and love, as evidenced by their WORKS, shown in how they treat others. Did the Samaritan man believe what the Jew did? Not entirely. And supposedly the Jew is the one with the "law", yes? Yet, it was the Samaritan who was declared righteous, was it not, by means of his WORKS... when he looked after even his enemy.
DId Rahab worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? No, she did not. She was even under law, but instead was a practicing prostitute. And yet, she and her entire household were saved. Why? Because of the KIND ACT she did by hiding the Israelite spies, spies of a people who were going to destroy HER people. It that one act that saved her.
I think the only thing that gets my goat here, truly, is when folks say I believe this or that and have absolutely NO clue. When they take something and turn it into whatever it is they wish it to be, or perceived they "heard" it to be, when it is nothing of the sort. That is so ignorant that it makes me shake my head. It's like people who say, "The Catholics believe this and that," or "the Mormons believe this and that," or the JW's or Muslims, or whatever... and don't have a clue, because they've either read only one part of something or come in during the middle of something... and draw conclusions.
If you TRULY want to know what I believe... about God, Christ, holy spirit, the Bible, etc., all you need do is go back and read what I have posted here, for some years now. It is all there, for you and everyone else to read.
In addition, I must add that when I read Gumby's post to you... and thought of how it would make you feel... and my heart felt for you. Why? Because I know how you must feel, as truly, there is NO difference between what he said to you... and what YOU said to me. If, then, you have a problem with what I believe, I would ask YOU to first check what YOU believe, before you misstate what I have said, what I believe, or what I mean. Otherwise, you would might be styled a hypocrite... and hypocrisy... is as ugly... as hatred.
Again, I... bid you... peace.
A slave of Christ,