This is one of the questions I struggled with as I began to doubt my faith many years ago. In addition to many other things, it was the fact that you can worship God and have faith in God through Christ, without believing that those who do not are “damned to (the proverbial) hell”, that moved me to reaffirm my faith. This understanding of God and truth (common in the emerging church) has since strengthened my faith and commitment to God and to the message of Jesus Christ.
This is the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, answering the question “Is the only way to God through Jesus?” The bottom line (for me) is that it is not possible for us to know all truth. We are foolish to think that one person’s interpretation of scripture is the only interpretation. Thus, it is not up to us to decide who is and isn’t “saved” in God’s eyes…it is up to God.
“I believe that the whole world has access to God; I’m just not too worried about the mechanism.”