I find it so sad that there are so many Protestant organizations that get together and preach false doctrine to hundreds, if not thousands of people at a time. Now, granted, they think they are doing something good. They think that they are spreading the true Gospel but unfortunately, they are not. They are spreading a twisted Gospel which is definitely not the Gospel that Jesus taught and that is why I find this sad. They think that their Gospel is a true Gospel but the fact is, its not. We cannot be saved by faith alone. This is made evident abundantly in Scripture and I’ll show you how:
And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall he condemned.
(Mark 16:15-16 DRB)
As you can clearly see, Jesus Himself even taught that baptism is necessary for salvation. Of course, God can still work outside the Sacraments though. If someone dies that would have been baptized had they known that they should and also was willing to follow every other teaching of Catholicism had they known that they should, God would probably allow that person into Heaven even though they weren’t baptized.
And there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou dost, unless God be with him. Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born again? Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
(John 3:1-5 DRB)
Again we see Jesus speaking of the necessity of baptism. Baptism is not mentioned by word here but He is clearly alluding to it by saying that unless a man be born again of water (baptism) and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God or be saved in other words.
Whereunto baptism, being of the like form, now saveth you also: not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but, the examination of a good conscience towards God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(1 Peter 3:21 DRB)
Here again we see the necessity of baptism. The Bible clearly says baptism now saves you.
But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(Acts 2:38 DRB)
And here we clearly see Peter, the first Pope, clearly saying that the people he was talking to needed to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins!
Do you see that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only?
(James 2:24 DRB)
Here the Bible explicitly condemns the doctrine of salvation by “faith alone”. It clearly says here that works are necessary as well as faith.
Wherefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest. For wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself. For thou dost the same things which thou judgest. For we know that the judgment of God is, according to truth, against them that do such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them who do such things and dost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance? But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God: Who will render to every man according to his works.
(Romans 2:1-6 DRB)
Here again we clearly see the necessity of works.
Well, that’s all I am going to post on this. I think I have gotten my point across.