"From the beginning of man, everyone has been born into some belief system or religion. For those who are faithful to its founding Truth, God leads them forward to encounter the fullness of His revelations and this, regardless of their group affiliation.
"Thanks to God alone, no one is stuck at any particular stage. Thus within any group there will be individuals who have gone all the way with God – though it would be rare to hear from them since they would not be recognized by the group. While I can think of numerous examples, the point is that God is no respecter of groups nor limits anyone because of their group affiliation or religion."Essays on the Christian Contemplative Journey - The Spiritual Journey Recapitulates the History of Religion