Was my Catholic friend merely a devoted husband, a wonderful friend, and a good man?
Catholics who are “devout” and “inconsistent” can be saved.
“There are genuine Christians who are devout and inconsistent Roman Catholics. Devout is in the sense that they’re earnest, serious, and sincere. Inconsistent is in the sense that their true heart embrace of Jesus is better than their mental ideas or doctrines.
A person will be saved — even if many doctrinal ideas are confused or erroneous:
- “If a person has a genuine encounter with the living Christ and recognizes the hopelessness we are in without grace and without Christ,
- and if they see that “Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
Catholics believe they are justified by God’s grace which is a free gift but it is received through baptism initially, through the faith which works by love in the continuous life of the Christian and through the sacrament of reconciliation if the grace of justification is lost through mortal sin. The Church teaches that we can be saved only by God’s grace. Continue reading WILL CATHOLICS GO TO HEAVEN?