[quote="Harry1941, post:16, topic:207372"]
Our Lord never preached that there would be no salvation outside His church
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.”
7 Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.”
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
9For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
11I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
12But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.
This means many outside the church will be accepted, because at that time it was the Jewish Church. After Our Lord rose from the dead, He commanded his disciples go and preach to all nation. Each nation had it own way of pleasing and glorifiying God. No matter what church a person belongs to, the Ten Commandment must be obeyed. It isn't what goes into the man that counts,but what comes out. Jesus preached that loving one another the heart of the law. Jesus Christ is the end of the law.
Love and charity to all.
St. Paul says the Church IS the Body of Christ. No one is saved apart from the Body of Christ. Anyone who is saved, i.e., reaches heaven, will be part of the Body of Christ, forever. They WILL be part of the Church. Therefore, no one will be saved outside of the Church. In other words, there are only members of the Body of Christ, the Church, in heaven. Even those who may not have been explicit members of it during their lifetimes, through no fault of their own.