And so am I. And the Nicene Creed. And what is clear about history and just pure logic or simple understanding.
This is the fundamental error of this "one church" ideology: you think it's about you. You think it's about your church, as if your church has somehow pleased God and gained his favor. But it's not about you. It's not about how great your church is. It's not about us. Any of us. The world was not created for us. It was created for the glory of God. Your salvation was a gift of God, because in granting salvation to sinful creatures God puts his love and mercy on display. The entire point of everything - why does anything exist? - is to demonstrate the glory of God. We are simply the witnesses and the beneficiaries of his glory, now and in eternity to come. It's why we exist. We didn't do anything special to deserve this, nor can we ever.
No, you think we think it's about us. I agree with everything else you are saying here, because it is the teaching of the church, and is true. But something I've noticed with protestants, apart from anti-scriptural teachings regarding what the (ethereal) church is (due to hangups with the RC church), is that they constantly are also hung up with what others say about salvation --- everything is simplified to the super complex point that we have no say over, ultimately. Every single theological inquiry or statement about truth or dogma necessarily goes to salvation statements for them. It's this way too with people who are nonbelievers, those who also don't have as good of an understanding or can't be disciplined enough to listen to what we are saying. They are obsessed with it, this salvation stuff; it's literally an emotional reaction. Let me tell you once again, we are to be faithful, HE makes the final judgment. Can you finally confirm that you understand what we are saying here? Thank you.
I keep noticing that you continue to talk about "what it takes" to be saved, which is fine on one level, but as Aboulia states, what you believe about God and the world is profoundly important to how you behave. If you simplify the "what it takes" approach too much, you end up creating a check box or rules based approach that keeps asking (this is what humans are prone to do), "Oh, I need to do that? Oh ok. Am I good now?"
Not having the proper focus about life and God will lead to asking the wrong questions and approaching with a mindset that does not lead to healthy outcomes.