I could give you examples from our scriptures which refute the above. But, I'd rather dwell on where we agree rather than where we disagree.<quoted text>
I beg to disagree again. To me, it is quite clear that the interpretation has no authority from God Almighty!
The Jews came from Judah and others came from others, who all came from Noah. Abraham also was neither a Hebrew not a Jew.
At the time of Exodus, it wasn't that only Hebrews were brought out by Moses. All the folks were
generations of each patriarch, not just the generations of Jacob and Joseph. So, there were many others. Even Esau's generations must have been there. Egypt was the 'West' of the time, when people went to look for a greener pasture.
You can see that fact from the way people behaved at Sinai. The Hebrews were not pagans. And there were others, who went for the Golden Calf and rebelled. So, it was a huge multitude comprising of other beliefs.
This is where we agree. The 7 are the prime laws that should apply to all. Therefore, to be accepted by the mono-theistic G-d of Abraham one should at least abide by the 7. When Alex spoke of minimal piety, in my mind he spoke of the 7. Therefore, it is my belief that there is no reason why a Muslim or Christian cannot be accepted by G-d because there is nothing in the 7 which they cannot believe or follow. There is nothing in the 7 which is contrary to their beliefs.<quoted text>
The laws started from seven, which remain prime and other laws were given as the need arose.
Therefore, my response to the question of whether Muslims or Christians can be accepted by G-d and enter heaven is an unqualified yes.