All Grace Comes Through The Catholic Church
(819) Furthermore, many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside the visible confines of the Catholic Church: the written Word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope, and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as visible elements Christs Spirit uses these Churches and ecclesial communities AS MEANS OF SALVATION, whose power derives from the fullness of grace and truth that Christ has entrusted to the Catholic Church. All these blessings come from Christ and lead to him, and are in themselves calls to Catholic unity. All these blessings come from Christ and lead to him, and are in themselves calls to Catholic unity. (Page 235, 236)
Again, the claim made here is that salvation comes through the Churches, that being the Catholic Church. They are teaching that if one is not a part of the Catholic Church there is no blessing for them, because Christ only works through the Catholic Church. My friend, many thousands of non-Catholics, including my self have witnessed the blessings of God. I do not have enough time or pages to tell you all the blessings God has bestowed upon me. There have been countless direct answers to my prayers, and answered in a way that God allowed me to know that they were answered as a direct result of my prayers to Him. I had Cancer in 1994, and He healed me. I guess this would be the biggest answer to my prayers, except for my salvation. As a matter of fact, you dont have to be saved to enjoy the benefits and blessings from God. As of today, I dont believe God has started charging anything for the air we breath. Grace come to us from God the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ, not the Church.
John 1:15-17 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
(834) Particular Churches are fully catholic through their communion with one of them, the Church of Rome which presides in charity. For with this church, by reason of its pre-eminence, the whole Church, that is the faithful everywhere, must necessarily be in accord Indeed, from the incarnate Words descent to us, all Christian churches everywhere have held and hold the great Church that is here [at Rome] to be their only basis and foundation since, according to the Saviors promise, the gates of hell have never prevailed against her. (Page 240, 241)
The only one that should have pre-eminence is the Lord Jesus Christ. It is also obvious form this catechism that when they speak of the Church, they are not really speaking of the Church being the body of Christ, but they are speaking of the institution, the Church of Rome.
Colossians 1:18 And he (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the PREEMINENCE.
2 John 1:9-10 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
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