I was just wondering what the official Catholic stance is on sects of Christianity, like Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, etc.
I’ll use Jehovah’s Witnesses as an example since, of those sects, that’s the one I know the most about. Jehovah’s Witnesses accept that Jesus died for our sins and they follow His teachings and such. However, they do not accept that Jesus is 1/3 of the Trinity, but is instead the archangel Michael.
I’ve been told that Catholics believe that not all non-Christians go to Hell, and as long as you follow what you sincerely believe to be Jesus’s teachings (or to live as much like Jesus), you still have a shot at Heaven. But what about sects like Jehovah’s Witnesses? They sincerely believe and follow Jesus’s teachings, they just don’t believe that He is God like we do. So, where does that leave them?
Further, are they to be considered Christians, like the Protestants are? Or are they something else entirely?