I wanted to share some insight into a least this Catholic Christians mindset.
This is not really addressing those who believe in Once saved always saved because of the different theology.
This is for Christians who believe you can “backslide”.
Do you “know” you are saved? If you were to die right now, do you have complete confidence in your hope of heaven?
With that same confidence and knowing, I KNOW the Catholic Church is the Church established by Christ, is the “pillar and foundation of truth”(1Tim 3:15), and will “withstand the gates of hell”(Matt 16:18).
It is with the same confidence and knowing of your salvation, that I know the Catholic Church is the ONE, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church of Christ.
With the same “peace that passes all understanding”, with the knowledge of your salvation, is the same knowing I have in the doctrines of the Catholic Church.
I hope this may help a few of you “see” into at least the mindset of at least this Catholic Christian.
Your sister in Christ:love:
And before the objection comes up, let me say that I have that confidence in the Chruch because of FIRST and foremost, my Confidence in Christ and the promises in Scripture.