I wholeheartedly concur! Let us pray that Catholics and Christians from all faith traditions grow in true discipleship and educate themselves – as this is the only way we will ever re-attain unity. thanks for the comment 🙂
Anyone who attends or has attended ANY church of ANY denomination: Catholic, Church of England, Methodist, whatever (and many of us have) needs to answer only ONE question. If you were to die suddenly tonight and God was to stand at the door of Heaven and say: “Why should I let you in?” Do YOU know the right answer?
Firstly, the Catholic Church is not a denomination. In order to “denominate,” one must become autonomous from what is already one and established. Therefore, the term denomination is a euphemism for division, or more appropriately: schism (see 1 Corinthians 1:12). Since the Catholic Church can trace back her history in continuation from what Christ and the Apostles established, in lieu of schism, she is not a denomination or a church, she is the Church… Furthermore, we cannot simplify our God, and Judge, as an inquisitive doorkeeper. This kind of allegory limits our idea of His nature which ultimately transcends this sort of language. To answer your question, however, I do not know the right answer to give to such a question because I do not feel that I am worthy of such a question. What I do know, is how I am called to live as a member of Christ’s Body… and that is to have Faith in Christ, to Love the Lord my God with all of my heart, soul, strength and mind, to love others as myself and as Christ loved. Though I am unworthy of the “door” of Heaven, I know what one must do to be worthy…and the safest & most efficient route in which I can do so, and do so effectively, is in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Rome. The Lord be with you.