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What's the difference between a Christian and a Catholic?

Not considered a "cult" church but still they do things that I hear Christians do not approve of and that the bible teaches agianst. Is this true?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:29 AM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics.

    Answer by LibbyLife at 8:30 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • no its not true. different versions fo the bible are well..different. some take things more literally than others...thats really it. some are more literal, some are not.
    their are things in the catholic bible that the others take out...

    not one version is really the TRUE version, theyve all been translated/changed/stuff taken out..stuff translated wrong..bla bla always lose stuff in translation.

    so it really doesnt matter, catholics tend to take more action upon sins and they do not confess because they HAVE TO and do the community service etc etc. because they HAVE to, they do it to take more action upon what they did wrong and to make amends for their own personal heart and to show god they are taking action to make their wrongs right. others just say IM BAD FORGIVE ME. and thats it.

    its not right or wrong. but i do think catholics tend to take more responsiblity by admitting their actions and amendi

    Answer by moki1984 at 5:09 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • But don't they pray to Mary and the Saints? Why pray to the dead?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • First off Catholics were the first Christians up until the Protestant reformation. So yes we are Christians. We also believe that those who passed before us are alive in heaven so we ask them to pray for us. Much like you asking your minister, or others to pray for you. We also ask people and our priests to pray for us. We only Worship God. for only He can answer prayers.

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 6:05 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Catholics believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins and was raised from the dead as the savior, and that if they accept Him as the savior they will be forgiven for their sins.

    Which means, yes, they are Christians. Some of their traditions/interpretations vary from other denominations, but they are STILL Christians.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Christians are people who seek Jesus in all things. Some true Christians can be found in the Catholic church.

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:13 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Oldermomof5 hit the nail on the head. We are the original Christians, Catholics have things like Confession, we also believe in Purgatory, we are the only faith that does so, we believe in heaven, purgatory and hell. The Christian Faith was founded on the Catholic church. So before anyone can say we are a cult, they might want to look at which faith they are practicing and realize that their faith (if they are Christian) comes from the Catholic Church.


    Answer by buppyluck at 7:14 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Lexy isn't that statement true of all Christian dominations?


    Answer by oldermomof5 at 7:15 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Catholics were the first Christians. So the difference between Catholics and Christians is just about nothing.

    Answer by Kattykitten at 8:31 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • There is no difference except Catholics are more formal and traditional then other Christians are. To be Catholic is to be a Christian.

    Answer by amber710 at 9:33 AM on Oct. 2, 2009