It really hurts my heart when I hear Catholics say that Christians do not typically think Catholics are Christians, too. I do not understand this at all. If you close your mind when you hear “Catholic”, you are missing some powerful truths. Likewise, if you swallow whole and without questions all the doctrines of most mainstream Christian denominations, you may be chewing on rotten meat.
The Bible is plain in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. All that is required for salvation is this: So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:31)
I have a surprise for you: Heaven will not have neighborhoods. And I imagine when you get there, you’ll find some folks you probably didn’t expect to see. And probably miss some you certainly thought would be there.