This is the conversation so far:
Our Lord himself started His Church through His Apostles and clearly stated that those who do not believe will be condemned (in other words NOT saved). Since the Protestant Reformers chose to discard the key elements of the true Church of Christ such as the Church’s authority, the Sacraments etc, that clearly indicates that the Protestant denominations that followed are not following that which was insitituted from the start and are NOT true Churches of Christ, therefore it’s members cannot be saved. This is not the opinion of earthly people, this is from the words of Our Lord in Scripture; if you do not follow His teachings, you are condemned.
Your comments are funny really because by trying to be more Catholic than the Church you yourself are putting yourself outside the very Church you think you are defending.
I think you’d better read the CCC on this issue instead of using the Protestant method of personal interpretation of the Bible to form one’s own doctrines apart from Christ’s Church.
No where in Scripture do we see Our Lord offering multiple interpretations or saying it is acceptable to follow multiple interpretations of the law He laid down…
So if Our Lord sets down the law on how we are to be saved, and someone takes it upon themselves to change that law to what suits them, are you saying this is acceptable to Our Lord and that the person doing this will still be saved??
There are four issues here: Firstly, Catholics don’t decide doctrine and dogma for themselves by reading the Bible and determining what is and what isn’t D & D. So, you are wrong there.
Secondly, you are not taking into account culpability of those who have been brought up Protestant and so have not personally changed any of God’s laws since they don’t even know what the Church teaches are God’s laws, more specifically those that must be obeyed by all Catholics.
Thirdly, you are skipping right over or are unaware of the fact that the Church calls all persons baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Christian by reason of their trinitarian baptism, although our Protestant brethren are connected to Christ’s Church imperfectly.
And fourthly, the Church teaches that no one is required to know all God’s laws in order to be saved but all those who use the grace God gave them and whatever knowledge they had in order to serve God and neighbor as they understood it may be saved.
All these points can be found in the CCC, which I urge you to consult before making sweeping statements that Protestants can’t be saved.