"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitai spiritaulis ianua) and the door which gives access to other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers inher mission: 'Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." - 1213 - Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church Is this a true SUMMARY position of what Rome believes as the GENERAL RULE? Would any other position by Rome be regarded as an EXCEPTION to this general rule? Finally, are not such exceptions carefully qualified as ignorant but sincere and devout believers outside the Roman Church? If the above statement is a true summary position of the general rule embraced by Catholics, then, is it not deception by Roman apologists to argue that Rome believes people can go to heaven without baptism, as though such a belief by Rome is not carefully qualified by exceptions to this general rule?