In fundamentalist Christianity, the basic premise is that some are in and some are out. And the only way to get in, is to believe in doctrines derived from books written anonymously thousands of years ago in a culture foreign to our own.
You don’t have to be a bad person to be excluded either. You’re excluded if you don’t believe exactly what those who are in believe. It’s not about whether you’ve placed your trust in a loving God, it’s about whether you’ve placed your trust in the beliefs of others. That’s one of the reasons I don’t go to church anymore. It’s full of people who think that way.
The truth is, if your religious beliefs cause you to have inner peace and treat others as yourself, you’re probably on the right track.
More about this in Living With Confidence: From Fear to Love