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Outside the Catholic Church…No Salvation...
"My child and My children, you are all My children. I judge you not by color or race, and I do not judge you by your creed; however, should the knowledge of the One True Church be given to you, and the way to Heaven along the narrow road be given to you, you will follow it or you will be rejected." - Our Lady of the Roses, August 21, 1985
(The following is taken from the booklet, "Why the Catholic Church says 'Investigate'", + Imprimatur Joseph E. Ritter, Archbishop of St. Louis, January 24, 1949):
Non-Catholics who are acquainted with this age-old teaching of the Catholic Church are invariably disturbed and annoyed by it. It is, perhaps, the one complaint against the Church in which all non-Catholic Christians are united.
Some call it “unreasonable nonsense” … others brand it as un-Christian arrogance and intolerance, or a doctrine utterly unfitting a merciful God and the generous-hearted Christ.
Catholics, however, point out that it is the Christian teaching of Christ Himself … the only complete and consistent interpretation of His work as the Savior of mankind.
The whole question is unfortunately confused by the fact that so many people have an extremely vague understanding of the Catholic claim to be the One, True Church outside of which salvation is unattainable.
In brief, “outside the Church—no salvation” must be understood as applying to those adults who remain outside the Catholic Church in deliberately sinful opposition to the known truth that the Church was established by Christ as a necessary means of their salvation. This obviously involves on their part opposition to Christ and to the will of God.
It most certainly does not mean that Catholics believe mere membership in the Catholic Church is positive and unfailing assurance that all Catholics will be saved. Nor does it mean that all non-Catholics, merely because they are not Catholics, are headed for Hell.
Following the teaching of their Church, Catholics believe that Christ is the Savior of all men … that He offered His life and death as an atonement for the sins of all mankind; and, therefore, all men can be saved. This was the thought of St. Paul when he spoke of the Savior “who wishes all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all …” (1 Tim. 2:4-5)
It is likewise Catholic belief that the Savior established one and only one Church, membership in which is a strict obligation for those who would benefit by His death. Evidence of His will in this matter is plentiful in the New Testament.
Did He not clearly state “… unless a man be born again of water and the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”? (John 3:5). If this means anything at all, it means that Baptism is necessary for salvation. But by Baptism people become members of His Church: “For in one spirit, we are all baptized into one body…” (1 Cor. 12:13) and that body is … “the Church, which is indeed His body…” (Eph. 1:23).
If Christian Baptism is necessary for salvation and by Baptism we become members of His Church, membership in His Church is most certainly necessary.
After His resurrection, Christ solemnly charged His apostles: “Go into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:15). Does not this involve the obligation to believe and to be baptized and thereby to become a member of His Church? In the light of these words, can he who refuses hope to please God and save his soul?
That Christ intended all men to become members of His Church is clear from His description of Himself as the Good Shepherd: “I am the Good Shepherd … and I lay down my life for my sheep. And other sheep I have that are not of this fold. Them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” (John 10:14-16). The “one fold” is nothing else than His Church for, as St. Paul said to those whom he had ordained at Ephesus: “Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops, to rule the Church of God …” (Acts 20: 28).
Heathens and Publicans
The obligation of becoming not only a member, but an obedient and loyal member of His Church, was made plain by Christ when he instructed His followers how they should deal with their incorrigible brethren: “… but if he refuses to hear even the Church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the publican (an outsider).” (Mt. 18:17).
His Apostles did not mistake Christ’s meaning. St. Paul labored unceasingly for the Church which he knew men were obliged to accept. “A factious man avoid after a first and second admonition,” he wrote to Titus, “knowing that such a one is perverted and sins, being self-condemned.” (Titus 3:11). Surely if defection from the Church is so serious, so also must be the consequences for anyone outside the Church who deliberately rejects membership which is offered to him.
The plain fact of the matter is that Christ identified Himself so closely with His Church (“As the Father has sent me, I also send you … He who hears you hears me, he that despises you despises me…”) that the rejection of the Church is a rejection of Christ.
The Catholic Church has always applied the principle “outside the Church, no salvation” to those who are knowingly and wilfully separated from the Church and, therefore, have knowingly and willfully separated themselves from Christ—Who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life—and in whose name only can men be saved.”
The words “knowingly” and “wilfully” are most important because they clearly indicate the sinful dispositions of some who are “outside the Church” and for whom there is no hope of salvation unless they mend their ways.
He who knows that the Catholic Church is the One True Church … who knows it is his duty to become a member and freely decides against it … is thereby putting himself outside the way of salvation that Christ traced for us. No matter what his motives may be—fear of what others, friends and relatives, will think … a marriage situation which would not be acceptable to the Catholic Church … a proud reluctance to submit to authority—no such reasons can excuse him, for he is outside the Church through his own fault.
“Should I be a Catholic?”
And there is no salvation for those who doubt. They know not which way to turn or which course to take. “Can I stay where I am,” they ask themselves, “or should I become a Catholic?” But they never make sufficient effort to settle their doubt and they drift through life without doing anything about it. Such negligence in the all-important matter of finding the necessary means whereby they can attain the very purpose of their lives is sinful and they are inexcusably rash.
Christ would not have asked the Father to forgive His executioners, if it was not possible that they be forgiven, because they “knew not what they did.” God can and will forgive those “who know not what they do” … those who have been unknowingly led into error, which they would willingly forsake for the truth—if they but knew the truth.
There are those upon whose ears the words of Christ’s Gospel have never fallen, but who sincerely believe in the one true God and strive faithfully to live up to what they know to be His will. If they knew Christ and His Church and the importance of Baptism, they would welcome the opportunity to be numbered among His flock. For them, salvation is possible.
And there are those who have only a nodding acquaintance with Christ’s Church, but who have been impressed with the importance of Christ and accept Him as their personal Savior. If they realized the importance of the Church and the value of true Baptism and all Christ’s seven Sacraments, they would become Catholics tomorrow. For them also, salvation is possible.
And there are some who have rejected—not the Church—but an utterly false idea of the Church planted in their mind by those whom they have been taught to respect. In a way, they are honestly hostile to the Catholic Church and reject it with a good but erroneous conscience. Their sincerity is such that if they knew the Catholic Church as it really is … and were no longer blinded by false propaganda … they would willingly become Catholics. For them, salvation is possible.
In these cases, the fact that people are not Catholics does not mean they have rejected Christ or the will of God, as they know it. Many of them are in error with regard to Christ’s teaching, due to the lack of knowledge for which they are not sinfully responsible. And God will not hold them accountable. If death finds them free from serious sin and enjoying the grace and friendship of God, their salvation is assured.
Way to salvation
It is likewise true that “inside the Church” there is no salvation for the Catholic who defies the laws of God and never repents and whom death finds preferring his own sinful will to the will of his Creator.
Living in the grace of God, keeping His Commandments and avoiding serious sin is not easy in today’s world. And membership in Christ’s Church—which was started on its way through history by the Apostles under the leadership of Peter … which has always worshipped God as the Apostles worshipped Him and taught and practiced all things Christ commanded—gives Catholics tremendous advantages which non-Catholics do not have. Judged by correct Christian standards, the lives of some individual Catholics may not be better than that of their non-Catholic neighbors, but as Catholics, they are decidedly better off.
The True Faith
They are better off because they have the True Faith, with which it is possible to please God, even though, through their own fault, they do not do so.
Their Church assures them, as no other does, that the authority of God Himself is behind the truths they believe, and that the protection from error which Christ promised guides His Church in teaching them. Thus they are free from fear and doubt until they have the time and opportunity to investigate the evidence and test the facts to the satisfaction of their own minds. This is why, in a confused and doubting world, Catholics always appear to be sure of themselves.
They are better off because they find in their Church all the means Christ left for living a holy Christian life. They have an authority to which they can go for guidance and which makes laws solely for their spiritual welfare. And at their disposal are the seven Sacraments—not one or two, but seven—which are so necessary for normal Christian living.
"You have been given by your baptism entrance into the only true religion upon earth, the Roman Catholic Church under My Son, Jesus. Though man in his arrogance and pride has forgotten His role and His rule, you must carry it forward. Retain the Faith and the truth in the hearts of mankind." - Our Lady of the Roses, September 7, 1978
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ONLY TRUE RELIGION
"O My children, I will not go into a long discourse now with you about charity and love for your neighbor, but you must understand: you cannot judge your neighbor. You must pray for them. However, you cannot become weak and permissive. You must stand forth as bearers of the light, carriers of the truth. You have been given by your baptism entrance into the only true religion upon earth, the Roman Catholic Church under My Son, Jesus. Though man in his arrogance and pride has forgotten His role and His rule, you must carry it forward. Retain the Faith and the truth in the hearts of mankind." - Our Lady of the Roses, September 7, 1978
"As in the past, rejection has been the start of a fallen man. Sin has become a way of life with many. You live in a delusion if you believe that you can offend the Eternal Father and then gain eternal life in the Kingdom. No, I say to you: many are called, but few are chosen.
"Ask and you shall receive, believe and you will be given the way. But you must merit the Kingdom. Your birthright was a start, but you must make your way to the Kingdom. Others may gain these graces for you by prayer and acts of sacrifice, but you will accept or reject the key." - Jesus, May 26, 1976
RELIGION OF THE
"There is only one religion that can save your country and all of the countries of the world: the religion of the cross and My Son's sacrifice upon that cross." - Our Lady of the Roses, November 25, 1978
"O My children, pray much! We do not want to see a division in My Son's House. The Roman Catholic Church must remain one! But this does not mean, as the church of man states, that you will bring all manner of heretics and separated brethren in. No, My children, that is an error, a delusion from satan. You cannot change My Son's House and bring them in and change for them! They must change and come back to the original rule given by My Son and those who were with Him in the building of the foundation.
"I repeat, My child and My children: separated brethren must change. They have protested in the past; they have taken themselves away from the truth and the one true Church. They must reject the errors they have made in the past and come back and start again. They cannot bring their errors into My Son's House.
"You are opening the doors now for all manner of heretics, separated brethren. They do not come to unite in good spirit and heart; they come to take over. They seek to change you, O pastors, who are being deluded. And what do I see in My Son's House but separated brethren upon His pulpit! Even from the temples, the synagogues of satan, upon His pulpit! And for what?
"And who are My pastors now that have joined in this plan of destruction? Who ordained some of them? Not legitimate hands. They come to destroy. They come in like rats, burrowing, undermining My Son's Church! Do you think you are not watched? Are you above your Creator that you think you can deceive the world permanently? No, I say unto you! You are being given your time, for you who have given yourselves to satan are now exposing your true nature to the world." - Our Lady of the Roses, March 18, 1977
"There are many deceptions taking place among you, and one being the falsification of the manner of the salvation of souls. When I was upon earth, I established the rules and I gave you My Church, My House. However, now I watch as many have gone forward with itching ears and novelty, and they are setting upon the world a new religion." - Jesus, May 20, 1978
"Do not be deluded, My children, by the agents of satan among you in human form who preach doctrines of devils. The truth has been given to mankind through the ages. The Holy Roman Catholic Church of My Son will stand. The members shall be reduced to few. Only a remnant, My child, shall carry the banner Faithful and True. But the gates of hell shall fight a heavy battle against My Son's Church, but they shall not succeed." - Our Lady of the Roses, May 14, 1977
"Your children are wandering into the web of satan, going farther from the House of My Son. The truth is being removed from their hearts. They are setting among themselves groups. They shall not remove from their lives vows of My Son. As the only sanctified House upon earth, their souls will be destroyed when they are not given the Bread of living life. This Bread will only be obtained in the sanctified House of My Son. Satan seeks to remove the tabernacle from among you." - Our Lady of the Roses, August 5, 1973
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