[quote:395v0sy0]1. If Catholics know that Jesus died for them then why do they not receive salvation?
2. Catholic doctrine does not teach that sacraments, good works, purgatory, prayers to Mary merit salvation. You interpreted this from your understanding of Catholicism or maybe a movie or something…
3. do you know what purgatory is? Catholics and Protestants who believe in purgatory (yes, many Protestants believe in it, notable theologians at that) do not believe it “merits” salvation.
4. Prayers to Mary? They do it because they honour her, not that they think by praying to her they’ll be saved.
5. false Gospel. There, now you use the negative form of the Gospel in the correct formula. There can be no “non-Gospel” only a false or another one… you quoted 2 Cor correctly, problem is you didn’t even bother to read what it said. [I’m going crazy here!] [/quote:395v0sy0]
1 – Knowing it and believing it are two different points. Why do they reject it? Good question but if they accepted it then they couldn’t accept Purgatory (where they claim they get Purified) Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus did that.
2 – Obviously you don’t know Catholicism very well
3 – see #1
4 – why they claim is unimportant, Scriptures tell us not to pray to the dead. Hebrews 4:16 says we can boldly approach the thone – why go to a human that cannot do what God does?
5 – there is one gospel that saves and it isn’t in Catholicism friend
I John 1:6 – [color=darkred:395v0sy0][b:395v0sy0]If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:[/b:395v0sy0][/color:395v0sy0]