You just described my childhood. Jesus was always angry with me. I lived in fear of making even the tiniest mistake and make Him even more mad. Thanks for the flashbacks
Originally Posted by Verisimilitude
Roman Catholics believe that Jesus death by itself without any faith or belief in it opened the door to the grace of God. And by taking part in the sacraments - baptism, the mass, confession, confirmation, last rites etc - you are adding grace to yourself. So that by taking part in the sacraments and your good works and being RC you get to heaven. Though if you really follow what their official doctrine says, the best you could hope for is purgatory where your sins are burned off over thousands if not hundreds of thousands of years. Even the popes were believed to go to purgatory.
Someone mentioned indulgences, which is another abomination. You pay a monetary price to the RCC to get rid of your sin. The worse the sin, the higher the price. You can even pay ahead of time and build some credit and then you can go sin like there is no tomorrow. Indulgences were the final straw that brought about the Reformation.
I believe Limbo was abolished by the "infallible, whatever he says goes even if it trumps the bible" pope a few years ago
King James Version (KJV)
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.