Q. 1. I have been listening to some Evangelical programs on television. They appear to be saying that once you are born again and have accepted Jesus as your personal Saviour, you are assured of your own salvation. Can you comment on that?
A. 1. When asked by Protestants, "Are you saved?", your reply as a Catholic should be "As the Bible teaches, I am already saved [Rom. 8:24, Eph. 2:5–8], but I’m also being saved [1 Cor. 1:18, 2 Cor. 2:15, Phil. 2:12], and I have the hope that I will be saved [Rom. 5:9–10, 1 Cor. 3:12–15]. As Paul said, I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling [Phil. 2:12], with hopeful confidence in the promises of Christ [Rom. 5:2, 2 Tim. 2:11–13]."
Remember the Words of Jesus when He said, "He who endures to the end will be saved." [Matt. 24:13; cf. 25:31–46] Our assurance of salvation entirely depends on our disposition towards the Sacraments and the teaching of Jesus Christ that are related to us through the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
No one is saved by faith in Jesus alone or by being born again, be it through baptism or other means. Non-Catholics make quick solution promises that they cannot support in order to draw those who are ignorant of the teachings of the Holy Bible.