Is there room in Christianity for other beliefs? The short answer is no since most revealedAbrahamic religions in the west and mid-east by their very nature are intolerable towardsother faiths and beliefs that do not hold to the inerrancy and authority of their revealedtexts specifically Christian doctrines contained therein.Several of the Christian doctrines of the mainline protestant faiths are:1.The inerrancy of scripture: That the bible is free of error historically,geographical, biologically, mathematically and, the authors were inspired bygod (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
and therefore the bible is the word of God andreveals the accurate will of God. To deny this major tenant would mean thedemise of Christianity for if one error was found the holy house of cardswould fall.2.The Trinity Johnny come lately doctrine of God the Father, Jesus Christ andthe Holy Spirit are three separate individuals (beings) and yet are one in purpose and mind. The teaching of multiple Gods has it's roots in the polytheism of ancient religions going back to Sumaria (4000 b.c.), Assyriansand Babylonian triads. Alexander Hislop 19th. century scholar, protestantminister and author of "The Two Babylons" states in dealing with this issuethat ‘In the unity of that one, Only God of the Babylonians there were three persons, and to symbolize that doctrine of the Trinity, they employed... theequilateral triangle, just as it is well known the Romish Church does at thisday’ Other trinity God's can be seen in Egyptian Gods such as Ra, Amon, andPtah who embodied Amun. The Egyptian triads were influtional in theformation of the trinity doctrine during the Nicaean counsels. Where wouldthe Christian doctrine of atonement be without a God man motif being Christ? No Christ no crucifixion, no crucifixion no atonement for sin.3.The deity of Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the son of God and yet coequal withGod e.g. he is God the Father.4.The atonement: Atonement means man needed to be reconciled to a rightrelationship to God the Father after Adam ate fruit from the tree of knowledgeof good and evil thus becoming a sinful being. This sin nature was passed onto the rest of humanity through genetics.5.Salvation by grace: The atonement was accomplished by Jesus Christvoluntarily allowing himself to be crucified on the roman cross, spent threedays in a tomb and rose the third day. In doing so he took all the sins of humanity on himself and satisfied the death requirements of his Father sinceall sin leads to death. Jesus Christ being both God (sinless) and man became a proxy in that he died in humanities place. All who want to be saved and avoidthe fires of hell either accept the free gift of eternal life offered or reject it.Eternal life cannot be earned by any action but by belief only. Of course gracemeans un-merited favor in that nothing you can do even belief (which is anaction on our part e.g. work) can gain you entrance into heaven.