There are many, many good Protestant people in the world who love the Lord and trust in him for their salvation and yet have not become Catholic or intend to. Why? Because they believe in the teaching of "faith alone"secures their salvation, rather than the works of faith secures one’s salvation.
So many do not hold to Jesus' words that one MUST be 'born of water" to enter heaven. Let alone do they consider continued penance a necessity either, because they have been taught the blood of Christ automactically cleanses their sins as they walk by faith alone. So my question is, what becomes of these people when they die? Does God say, "you didn't know any better and excuse their ignorance?" This truly puzzles me. For I'm sure all of you have god fearing, loving, family members, who are probably not Catholic and attend Protestant churches. Will they be allowed to enter heaven? I like to hear your answers on this. I frankly don't know. My deceased Mom and Dad were wonderful people and were both Lutheran. My own sister is Pentecostal and my deceased brother was a Baptist. What do you say?