How did Luther's view contrast with the view of salvation in the Catholic Church?
Well, both Martin Luther and the Catholics believed that salvation came from the grace of God. Martin luther believed that one was saved though faith alone. The Catholics believe that one is saved through both faith and good works.
J. V. Bainvel has written: 'Nature et surnaturel' -- subject(s): Accessible book 'Is there salvation outside the Catholic Church?' -- subject(s): Accessible book, Catholic Church, Catholic authors, Doctrinal and controversial works, Doctrines, Salvation 'Is there a salvation outside the Catholic Church?' -- subject(s): Salvation outside the church 'And the light shines in the darkness' 'De ecclesia Christi' -- subject(s): Catholic Church, Church
Both the Salvation Army and the Catholic Church believe that Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, is the son of God, and that it is only through Him that salvation is granted to man. Beyond that, the Salvation Army is a protestant ecclesial community and so they have more in common with other protestant sects than the Catholic Church.
Roman Catholic Answer No where, because it is not true. The Catholic Church teaches that there is no salvation outside the Church: this does NOT mean that only Catholics go to heaven. It means that anyone that makes it to heaven makes it through the mediation of the Catholic Church. The reason for this is very simple, the Catholic Church is the mystical Body of Christ (read St. Paul). There is no salvation outside of…
It depends in what sense... The Roman Catholic Church is the catholic church and all it's members. The pope is the head of the church and we believe in the trinity and that Jesus s the son of God who died for our salvation. A Roman Catholic Church is the building in which Catholics meet to celebrate mass and to be with God
Anyone who rejects the Catholic Church will go to hell because the Catholic Church is necessary for salvation. However, if someone is innocently ignorant of the Catholic Church and its necessity, they may be saved if they cooperate with whatever grace they have. If they are, it will only be through Christ and His Church.
Why do catholics believe that only individuals baptized and confirmed in the catholic church are saved and all others damned?
Because Jesus Christ established the Catholic Church as necessary for salvation. If someone rejects the Catholic Church, they are rejecting the salvation that comes from Jesus Christ. However, if someone is invincibly ignorant of Christ and His Church as necessary for salvation, then they are not really rejecting the Catholic Church. Therefore, they could be (in one sense) "in" the Catholic Church without even knowing it. If people in this situation cooperate with whatever grace…
The Catholic Church was not built, so much as born. The Catholic Church is the Mystical Body of Christ (read St. Paul), it was born from His side, when He was pierced by a lance, as He hung dead on the cross and out flowed blood and water - symbolizing the Eucharist and Baptism. Later it was shown to the world at Pentecost. The Catholic Church is Jesus Christ present in the world, saving His…
Roman Catholic Answer By attempting to correct this erring friar, when he would not recant, he was excommunicated and the Church attempted to save those people who were being led away from salvation by his teachings. This movement was called the counter-reformation by modern scholars. The primary response was the Council of Trent, and a great flourishing of religious orders and great saints.
Roman Catholic Answer The Catholic Church is the Mystical Body of Our Blessed Lord, and His Bride. As such it exists to preach His Good News of salvation, calling everyone to repent and believe in the Gospel. It preaches the Good News which involves loving God with your whole self, and your neighbor as yourself. As such, the Catholic Church did not "persecute" heretics, it attempted to bring them to salvation.
The Catholic Church believes that the Catholic Church is necessary for salvation. However, if a non-Catholic (such as a Jew) is innocently ignorant of the Catholic Church and its necessity, but cooperates with whatever grace they have, they may be "in" the Church without even knowing it. In this circumstance, it would be possible for this person to get to heaven, but if they got to heaven, it would only be through the grace of…
Can a member of a Catholic Church become an affiliate member of an African Methodist Episcopal Church?
If you believe that John Wesley and his brother hold the key to eternal salvation, then you choose the Church that they founded in the eighteenth century: the Methodist Church. If you believe that the Son of God, Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, holds the keys to salvation, then you choose the Church that He founded on St. Peter in the first century - the Catholic Church.
The Church is catholic, that is universal, insofar as Christ is present in her: 'Where there is Christ Jesus, there is the Catholic Church'. The Church proclaims the fullness and the totality of the faith; she bears and administers the fullness of the means of salvation; she is sent out by Christ on a mission to the whole of the human race. - Saint Ignatius of Antioch
. Catholic Answer Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the Catholic Church. Confirmation completes baptism, it is not strictly necessary for salvation, but it is strongly recommended as necessary for the grace to live an adult Christian life.
The Catholic Church does teach Catholics about being saved. To be saved, one must be in a state of grace, free from "mortal" sin (which cuts off one's friendship with God). The Catholic Church teaches that once you have been saved, you can lose your salvation by falling into a state of mortal sin, but also that even mortal sin can be forgiven, and salvation can be restored.
Catholic Answer The Council of Trent was the Catholic Church: the Catholic Church is the Mystical Body of Christ, with Jesus Christ as Its head, and the baptized faithful as Its members. The Council of Trent was called by the Pope, and the Bishops arrived and debated on how to explicate Catholic doctrine in such a way as to refute the protestant heresy, which, due to the Peace of Augsburg was taken people away from…