Oh, but he's right in saying that salvation is impossible outside the Church. He's only wrong in assuming he (Mel) knows who's outside the Church and who's inside. :-) Only He (God) knows that for sure.>>>>
Yes, he is right when he says that salvation is impossible outside the church. The problem is Mel does not know what the "Church" is. He thinks it is the Roman Catholic church. It is not. The church is made up of the body of Christ. Those that believe we are saved by Grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. The Catholic church does not teach this so therefor the Roman Catholic that follows the teaching of pre Vatican 11 or post Vatican 11 teaching do not have salvation. This movie may do some good, I don't know. But I would say that most that see it have already heard the Gospel and you can not be saved by emotion. And if they make a commitment because of the movie and do not receive Christ as the only sacrifice for salvation and add the dogmas of the Roman church in addition then it is to no avail.
"The Catholic church does not teach this so therefor the Roman Catholic that follows the teaching of pre Vatican 11 or post Vatican 11 teaching do not have salvation."
Not at all! Catholics are still considered within "the body of Christ." Most Protestants accept this even. They just don't believe that you need the chain of command to God, i.e. priest...bishop...Pope. Other minimal differences as well, but the "body" is anyone who believes Jesus as savior and follows His example. This includes Catholosism.
posted on 02/16/2004 5:36:55 PM PST
(I'm outta he-he-hyearrr!)
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