SteveR wrote: My belief that there are Christians in the RCC
SteveR's claim that the RCC and its doctrine are not a hinderence to salvation, is making the claim that by the same token ALL reprobates of - religions and none - can be saved. Since Steve's teaching here is that ignorance of truth does not indicate prohibition of salvation.
In effect this is the basis of universalism, a theory that the Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit is irrelevant.
Not even the Rome soap opera believes that.
Ro 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
Not according to Steve!! It is not the power of God - its just an interesting religious story without any power.