I certainly am not in the school of all roads lead to God. For instance, I think Islam leads to.....um....not God. I know it is at times more socially acceptable to embrace a Universalist mindset and just say, "It's all the same thing," but as far as I'm concerned, it isn't. I take most of the Bible literally even to the point of losing a few popularity points along the way. And Rob Bell can say what he wants to, but I think there is a Hell and I have no intention of going there (thank you, Jesus!).
That said, I've reached the point of nauseous exhaustion over arguing with people about denominational preference lately. I really want to create a t-shirt that says, Jesus doesn't go to your church either. Snarky, maybe, but I'm so tired of people knowing they're right and if my views don't line up with your views then one of us is wrong. Maybe. And, maybe not.
I can safely say I intend to spend eternity right next to my friends in various denominations. We may differ on a whole lot of things sometimes. Some of us prefer liturgical worship and others do not. Most of my closest spiritual relationships are people who walk through very different doors to very different churches and embrace a very different worship style on varying days. Some of those churches I'd be comfortable in and others I would not. That doesn't make any of them right or wrong. Turns out, I'm not the standard by which God judges. (Darn!)
I've been super hurt by some ignorant and mean spirited comments from a lot of people in my life the past few months. (My favorite was, "I'd love to tell you why you're wrong but you're not worth it." Really??) Choosing to change churches and denominations was not an easy choice for me which is why I'm not going to put on here where that is right now. True, I don't want the backlash, but I also really don't think it matters.
Salvation is by faith alone - always has been, always will be.
And as a gentle reminder to myself and some other people, if you think someone is wrong in their beliefs, church, whatever - being mean to them may not be the best way to lead them back to the truth. I'm just sayin.