Bear has taught me, even if she does not intend to do so, that religion is not necessarily exclusive.
I mean to say that someone who is Born Again, does not necessarily exclude other people from such things as Everlasting Life, or happiness on earth.
Someone claiming to be Christian while they also claim that you, and you, and you, will be damned, is somewhat contradictory, if it is done that way, or in a similar way, or if the reader connected to the speaker receives that message that way?
In other words:
The message may be a suggestion to "Listen to God, as I have, and you may learn something valuable", while, the person listening may hear a contradictory message, such as "Listen to me or you will be damned by God."
Does that make sense?