=PumpkinSeed;9345475]Does the CC believe that others who are non-christian are destined for hell? I've never asked the priest so I'm not sure, but I'm wondering what the official church teaching is on this matter. :)
Allow me to ask one in return.
Does God whom we claim is "Good" [a certain truth! :D] HAVE TO be "fair and just"?
The answer of course is YES! Because:
God IS Good
And Goodness includes both fairness and justice.
So what does God Himself say? Actions always have the consequences THEY CAUSE.
*Heb.6: 10 *“For God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love which you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do.”
Rev.2: 23 “and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches shall know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you as your works deserve.”
1 Peter 1: 17 “Now if you invoke as Father him who judges impartially according to each one's works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, “
In ALL of recorded history in the God-man relationship there is a perfect consistancy in God's Teaching. [If I'm wrong PLEASE feel free to prove it].:rolleyes:
Only that One God's OWN set of Faith beliefs
And always has God protected; guided, inspired ONLY His Chosen people:
OT = Jews
NT = the Catholic Church BECAUSE the Jews rejected Him Mt. 10: 1-8; Mt. 28:16-20
Because the ONLY faith that God Taught and protects can be found in the CC; all other sets of man-made; man modified belief systems are extremely unlikely to grant salvation.:eek:
Here is what the CC Teaches from our Catechism:
169 Salvation comes from God alone; but because we receive the life of faith through the Church, she is our mother: "We believe the Church as the mother of our new birth, and not in the Church as if she were the author of our salvation." Because she is our mother, she is also our teacher in the faith [because this is the ONLY means and the "Way; the Truth and The Life" God Personally choose for humanities salvation]
780 The Church in this world is the sacrament of salvation, the sign and the instrument of the communion of God and men.
846 "How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body:
Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it".
The meaning of the first 3 passages on jusging our actions is that God absolutely MUST because He is God; judge humanity NOT on what we Know; NOT on what We choose to accept; BUT ONLY on what God makes possible for one to know.:)
The Teachings and Doctrines and Dogmas of the CC date back to the Apostles and Christ Visitiation. Most explicitly; some Implicitly. The idea that God somehow changed His mind
Mal.3: 6 "For I the LORD do not change” Because King Henry and then Luter came along with there OWN versions is reckless at best. And Only the CC has the Holy Spirit and Christ Personally to guide, guard, protect AND WARRANT Her Teachings on Faith and Morals.
John.14: 26 “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. “ .. John.20: 22 “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.” … Acts.1: 2 “until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen"
And as promised in mt. 28:20 Christ DOES remain ever present within His Catholic Church.
John 17:15-18-19 **"**As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. *[Which Means with Gods Own Powers and Authority] And for their sake I [GOD] consecrate myself, that they [My Catholic Church] also may be consecrated in truth"*
Mt. 16:19 "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Mt. 28: 18-20 "And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you;[Meaning the Apostles ANd the CC ONLY!] and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
John 20:21-22 ** "Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. **As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them,** "Receive the Holy Spirit. **"
ONLY Christ Own CC!
The RISK is or ought to be; or could be OBVIOUS.
Do you believe in:
The Primacy of Peter?
The Authority of the CC?
The Real Presence?
How sin ia actually [the ONLY way] forgiven?
The Entire Bible as thee Inspiried WORDS of our God?
IF NOT; then your salvation is at RISK and this IS what the CC Teaches.
God Bless you, and thanks for asking,