Greetings Joseph,

What are your thoughts with "there's no salvation outside of the Church," and what some Evangelicals are calling Catholicism as a system of justification they call "Sola Ecclesia." ? Or Catholics believe that salvation comes from the Church--not Christ?

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I’d recommend Unitatis Redintegratio from Vatican II as a pillar document on this discussion. It raises the ecumenical emphasis of all Christian brothers and sisters. A good background for Phillip’s question.

I’m a fan of the important common tenets of our Catholic faith and those of Mainline, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, and our Orthodox cousins. The root of our Catholic preaching and witness inevitably leads to divisions when we forget our “first love” as the letters to the disparate churches in Revelation 2 describes them.

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