Lutero said: DeMaria - Are you saying that you honestly believe that the Roman Catholic Church keeps track of the Roman Catholics that are in heaven?
Those whom God wishes to be recognized here on earth.
In like manner, do you also believe that the RCC keeps a written account of the Roman Catholics that are in hell?
Why would I believe that?
Do they also keep a daily tally of the "poor souls in purgatory?"
How is the RCC's knowledge obtained to make these lofty claims? Do they use an "RC's IN and an RC's OUT basket, or is all their record keeping of souls computerized now?
The Holy Spirit communicates it to the Church. John 14:26
King James Version (KJV) 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.