Can somebody belong to the Roman Catholic Church and be saved?


Yes, but they cannot be saved by the Roman Catholic gospel for it is false, however, they can be a "Catholic" and get saved by the true gospel. At this point they are no longer technically a "Catholic" because they have yielded to a different gospel, not the false Catholic one. To stay in the Catholic Church after being saved would be difficult because of the many teachings that are clearly false. Ideally, as the new "Christian" grows in the faith and understands more of the Bible they will see the lies and hypocrisy of the Roman Catholic Church and leave. If a person claims to be a true Christian, and yet stays in the Catholic Church, supporting her doctrines, then that "could be" evidence of a false salvation.

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