When I was a Christian, I asked my parents and, of course, my pastor about heaven. Mostly about the people who would end up going to this paradise where there's good food, eternal music, playgrounds with angels despite how creepy they actually are:
and of course where you meet famous people and even your own damn ancestors.
What puzzled me though is that, how would our ancestors even get to heaven if they've never heard of Christ, Noah, St. Peter, Abraham and the Christian God? It's not like there were hundreds of Jesuses running around performing miracles in every region of the world at the same time, otherwise the Bible would say that right?
So I asked them, "Did our ancestors, who never heard of Jesus Christ, get to heaven"?
They all said, "Absolutely!"
Their reasoning goes something like this: If you've never heard of Christ in your life-time BUT did good deeds in your life, then you automatically get to heaven. This goes for infants who died prematurely as well.
So then I asked other people and they all agreed that dead babies and good people who couldn't have heard about Christ during their lives would get an EZ-Pass through heaven's gates.
So my question for you is this:
There were, and still are, thousands of missionaries going around the world trying to convert people to Christianity.
But wouldn't telling people who'd never heard of Christ pretty much be lowering their chance of entering heaven and getting salvation? Previously all they had to do was be "good", but now they have to follow certain rules now, pay 10% of their income, pray, profess faith and so forth.
Where is the logic in trying to save oblivious people's souls while at the same time damning them?