Which religions? The quick answer is Protestant, Fundamentalists, but....
A better question would be which Churches make this claim. And the answer is Churches, generally that identify themselves with one or more of these phrases:
- "Bible Believing"
- Believing in a "literal interpretation of the Bible."
- An emphasis on the "cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus Christ."
- "Personal Salvation."
Perhaps if we knew the reason for your quesion, a more specific answer could be provided. What are you looking to find? or perhaps to avoid?
Who so ever believeth in Me, shall not perish
but have everlasting life.
The religions that you are requesting are
Luthern Missouri Senate
Being a "Methodist," as far as I am concerned is not synomous with being "saved" or not. I know a number of folks who belong and attend a Methodist Church and they are as different as any other individuals within a group. Spiritual condition is not clarified by the Church you belong to or attend - it is identified by the condition of the heart and soul in relation to God - my opinion.
Your comment "God is love.....the only law of God." You open a can of worms that will lead to much discussion and much disagreement - even among serious "believers" - not just those who agree or disagree over the definition of "salvation." And, after all this discussion is finished (and it NEVER IS finished!) you as a person, like me, are more often, more confused than before. Our world is filled with a multitude of variations of belief and each member of each of those groups is convinced that they are right (and hence, no one else is right!) Your spiritual condition, your spiritual life, your eternal destiny (if you believe in an eternal life, is a decision, perspective, rationalization, you ALONE, must feel comfortable with. As long as you remain "unsettled" in this, it is apparent to me, that your "search" for "truth" has not reached a destination.
Is this an evasive response - no question about it. If I dictate to you what I believe and that you MUST believe it also, or you are destined for an eternal Hell, this is my opinion based on my experience. You must have your own experience to bring you to a conclusion for yourself. If no conclusion exists for you - it is a matter that no conclusion exists yet! Keep looking....
"What religions strictly believe in talking in tongues..." My experience with this phenomenon is with the "charismatic" kind of Church, both "Pentacostal" and "pentacostal" I have a niece and her husband who are both ordained in a pentacostal Church and both have strong confidence in "Speaking in Tongues" as a "step up" in spiritual closeness to God and a demonstration of the "power of the Holy Spirit" in the lives of people. Am I missing something because I don't hold the same belief? I don't think so. I believe they and I will be in the same Heaven. Why I will be in Heaven (with them, as well as many other folks) is not related to "Speaking in Tongues" but in my (1) relationship with my God and (2) my compliance with His requirements.
How do I know I have met His requirements? It is a condition of heart. It is a peacefulness of soul. It is personal. It is NOT whether I have complied with ANY Church or group of Church people. Each of us must decide what we believe the basis of our religious faith is - I have made my decision and have met the requirements of my God, as I see them. I find fellowship with others who have come to the same conclusion as I have - that is what a local "Church" is - a group of people who agree on.......
If some insist I must do it their way or else.... They can do what they want and say what they want. I can choose to agree with them and join them or choose to disagree with them and either (1) enjoy a "friendship" with them within the limits of what we believe in common, or (2) just walk away - that is my choice, just as it is your choice.
If you are not satisfied with what you have found in a Church or a Belief, just keep looking.
Being a christian means that you believe in God and Jesus Christ. That means that if you believe in Jesus Christ, then you believe that He died on the Cross to forgive us our sins, past, present and future. Doing "good works" on earth will not get you into heaven IF you do not believe that Jesus died for us. The Bible has the answer to all of your questions. Here is a site that you also can research: www.intouch.org
You are asking why other humans choose to follow different paths with their beliefs regarding religion? If that is your question, the answer could be because we are all brought up differently through generations of life. We are born in different countries, introduced to different religiouse beliefs, we are subjected, through our growing years, to different ideas, different teachings, different opinions on theology, scriptures, ideals, etc. We have all been given the gift of choice. If we choose to placate ourselves with teachings other than the bible, that is our choice given the freedoms that we have. People of different cultures, some brought up stricly to believe what they were taught, not to vary off that course. Practicing the teachings of various religions is our choice also. To directly answer "why" would be up to each individual to answer.