...is he has an actual plan for salvation.
Our rebellion naturally leads to separation for our
Creator which leads to death. This is the principle problem humanity
faces; how do we overcome our separation from God and enter back into
relationship with him? Most of the world’s religions answer that we
need “to be good” or “to be enlightened” or “live
well and after being reincarnated a bunch of times maybe you’ll finally
get it right” but only Christ says “I will die for you and allow you to
use my death as your own”. Christ’s solution is the only one that
actually addresses the problem. We also see in his example that through
his death God gives greater life back in the resurrection. When we die
with Jesus then we also get to live with him (more on that tomorrow).
That our fallen nature leads to death and only Jesus offers a path
through death into new life is yet another reason Catholics believe he
is God’s way of saving us.