Firstly, it makes no sense to me that God sent His only Son to suffer, die, and rise again to save us from damnation, only to condemn all of the multi-millions* of Catholics to eternal damnation for believing some point of doctrine that you happen to think is wrong.
Secondly, what if you’re wrong and we’re right? Do you seriously believe that God will just whoosh you into Satan’s fiery grip because YOU got some point of doctrine wrong? Really? If that’s what you think, then I feel deeply and truly sorry for you. It must be awful to live in such fear. Try reading and meditating on the Parable of the Good Samaritan. And look up who the Samaritans were. It’ll help a lot.
Thirdly, Jesus Himself told us what criteria He will use to judge us and it’s not based on what we think we know is true about the Bible. It’s based on how we behaved toward our brothers and sisters here on Earth while we had the chance. It’s in the Bible … you know that book right? The one you THINK Catholics never read? Here’s the pertinent passage in case you missed it:
Matthew 25:31-46 The Judgment of the Nations
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
“Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’
“Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
*Current count of Catholics world-wide = 1.2 billion. Add that to all of the Catholics around the globe, who ever lived, from the Apostolic Age until now.
FYI: This rant was inspired by an “All Catholics Are Going to Hell” YouTube video I unwillingly stumbled upon that was posted by a group with the unlikely name of Eternal Love of Jesus Ministries. Riiiiight. The blurb under the video credits Chick.com for the content, which makes sense. Chick has been spreading lies about Catholic teaching for nearly a century. Founder Jack Chick died two months ago. One cannot help but wonder how his visit with Jesus went.