You were born about 2000 years after Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again from the grave. Before you even entered this world, God had already created you in your mother’s womb. And you were created by God for a purpose. You were created to be a Christian.
It’s not like God only wants some people to go to heaven. He wants everyone to go there. That is clear in Scripture. He created you because He desires to have an eternal relationship with you. And that relationship can only happen by coming to the Father through faith in Jesus, the Son. When you came into the world, you entered “God’s neighborhood.” If and when you are “born again” spiritually through faith in Christ, you will enter God’s family.
You were not created by God to follow some other religion. You were created to know the truth, and love the truth, and follow the truth. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Unless you accept Him and follow Him, you cannot fulfill the purpose for which God created you. It’s that simple.
One might think that with this being such an uncomplicated reality, everyone would follow this approach. But as we know all too well, multitudes of people do not yet know Jesus as their Savior and their Friend. That is tragic. The only way this gets corrected is when people hear the good news of God’s love in Christ, and then repent and believe this good news. Outside of that spiritual conversion, there is no way for a person to fulfill God’s purpose in their life.
Perhaps you know some Christians. And perhaps you don’t think you are anything like them. That may be true, but think about how many other people in the world are also completely different than you. Just because you may find it difficult to relate to some Christians does not in turn mean that you understand Christianity. It just means that you recognize how varied people tend to be from one another. But there is no reason for you to allow these current differences to rob you of seeing how much you personally need Jesus in your life.