Roman Catholicism teaches that all people have been called by God to attain eternal life. Jesus' salvific death, his atonement for our collective sin, made salvation and eternal life possible. Jesus' life, death, and resurrection are central to Christian salvation. While Catholicism shares this basic salvific belief with Protestantism, these two major divisions of Christianity understand the attainment, method, and ends of salvation quite differently. Catholic teaching on salvation is rooted in Scripture and Tradition, which has been advanced by the teachings of the magisterium through the centuries.