Last paragraph of you post.. proves what I said was correct and you were clueless... So, oops
If you are Catholic and someone asks you if you have been "saved," you should say, "I am redeemed by the blood of Christ, I trust in him alone for my salvation, and, as the Bible teaches, I am ‘working out my salvation in fear and trembling’ (Phil. 2:12), knowing that it is God’s gift of grace that is working in me."
There is a disagreement with the Catholic Doctrine and what I believe. "I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling"
you see Salvation is not something you work on.. it is not a wage, it is a gift (you do know the difference in a gift and a wage right).
The wage we earn is Death... ... God replaced that wage with the Gift.... he is not giving what we have earned, but what we don't do not deserve all we have to do is accept the gift, or reject the gift.. it is OUR DECISION once that decision is made to accept then we have eternal life.He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9not by works, so that no one can boast.…
look at it this way, you work at your job for the last 2 weeks, Is your paycheck a wage or a gift?For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Someone gives you a car for your birthday is that a wage or a sin.. the gift is offered you can say:
I love it thank you.
"I don't like a that car, I don't want it"