The Catechism pronounces that, as the one true church, those who are baptized into the Catholic church are assured of heaven:
In the United States, that means 25 percent of the population, or over 60 million people, are headed for heaven.
In many other countries, ninety percent or more of the population is Catholic, meaning nine out of every ten people will pass through the pearly gates. Worldwide, Catholicism claims nearly one billion members.
You may not believe that nearly a billion people could be wrong, but look what Jesus said:
According to Jesus, the masses willingly accept false religious systems that lead to destruction, while few find true salvation that leads to heaven. Could 60 million Americans be considered "few?" Would anyone say that one billion people world-wide is a "few?"
When Jesus walked the earth, a small minority followed Him. Most rejected his teachings and remained in the well established, socially accepted religions. In other words, they rejected the truth so they could keep their religious traditions. Jesus spoke the following words to those who did this:
While Jesus was preaching, one listener who began to comprehend this truth asked Jesus:
When Jesus taught his disciples to go out and preach the gospel, he said:
In other words, most people are lost and need a Savior, but few have the truth to go and tell them.
Throughout this book, every Catholic doctrine has violated God's Word. Yet millions of Catholics ignore God's instructions and continue following the traditions of men, claiming to be right because they are in a religious majority. Jesus warns:
Does God consider you a wise or foolish person? If you believe you can ignore God's commands because you are in a religious majority, you need to read Matthew 7:24-26 again.
Jesus gives another warning to the majority who have disregarded God's Word and are counting on earning their salvation through good works:
How is it that so many Catholics can call Jesus their Lord, yet totally disregard His instructions? Jesus asked that very same question in His Word:
You can ignore this question now, but what will you say when Jesus asks you the same question in person when you die and stand before Him for judgment?