I say NO. Scripture says we should reprove them for preaching a false gospel of salvation by works. Gal_1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Gal_1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. The majority of pastors are in bed with the Rcc and other cults, could it be because they spineless ignoramuses, or even worse, wolves in sheep's clothing? as-so-ci-ate [v. uh-soh-shee-eyt, -see-; n., adj., uh-soh-shee-it, -eyt, -see-] Spell Syllables Synonyms Word Origin verb (used with object), associated, associating. 1. to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: Many people associate dark clouds with depression and gloom. 2. to join as a companion, partner, or ally: to associate oneself with a cause. 3. to unite; combine: coal associated with shale. verb (used without object), associated, associating. 4. to enter into union; unite. 5. to keep company, as a friend, companion, or ally: He was accused of associating with known criminals. 6. to join together as partners or colleagues. noun 7. a person who shares actively in anything as a business, enterprise, or undertaking; partner; colleague; fellow worker: He consulted with his associates before proceeding further. 8. a companion or comrade: my most intimate associates. 9. a confederate; an accomplice or ally: criminal associates. 10. anything usually accompanying or associated with another; an accompaniment or concomitant. 11. a person who is admitted to a subordinate degree of membership in an association or institution: an associate of the Royal Academy. adjective 12. connected, joined, or related, especially as a companion or colleague; having equal or nearly equal responsibility: an associate partner. 13. having subordinate status; without full rights and privileges: an associate member. 14. allied; concomitant. The Roman Catholic cult in their Catechism teaches that we can merit grace necessary for salvation and that eternal life is attained by baptism, sacraments, and keeping the commandments. 1. CCC 2010, "...Moved by the Holy Spirit and by charity, we can then merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed for our sanctification, for the increase of grace and charity, and for the attainment of eternal life." 2. CCC 2027, "Moved by the Holy Spirit, we can merit for ourselves and for others all the graces needed to attain eternal life, as well as necessary temporal goods." 3. CCC 2068, "The Council of Trent teaches that the Ten Commandments are obligatory for Christians and that the justified man is still bound to keep them;28 the Second Vatican Council confirms: "The bishops, successors of the apostles, receive from the Lord . . . the mission of teaching all peoples, and of preaching the Gospel to every creature, so that all men may attain salvation through faith, Baptism and the observance of the Commandments." This obviously faulty teaching in the CCC is hugely problematic since it contradicts Scripture. 1. Rom. 3:28-30, "For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. 29Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one." 2. Rom. 4:3, "For what does the Scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness." 3. Rom. 4:5, "But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness," 4. Rom. 5:1, "therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." 5. Rom. 11:6, "But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace." 6. Gal. 2:16, "nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified." We have to ask questions. 1. Why is the RCC teaching that you attain salvation through observing the commandments when the Bible says we are saved apart from the works of the Law (Rom. 3:28-30; 4:5; Gal. 2:16)? 2. Why would the Roman Catholic Church teach that you merit for yourself the grace needed for eternal life when that clearly contradicts Rom 11:6? See also Matt 7:21-23. There is a great deal wrong with what the RCC teaches. We must look to God's word and not to what the RCC says we must do to be saved. Our salvation is not merited by our keeping the commandments! The Roman Catholic Church needs to repent.