OKay, this is NOT to start an argument or a debate. I was born and "raised" as a catholic. We go to a baptist church because he and his parents belong to the church and I really like the church. Anyway, he asked me what the differences were and since we never really went to church when I was younger except for Christmas and Easter.
So what are the main difference between the two?
(once again, im not making this for an argument, and if one starts, I'll close the question.)
Asked by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on Apr. 4, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Apr. 4, 2010
There are numerous differences between the Catholic and Baptist denominations. Many Catholic churches emphasize sacraments (taking communion, saying "Hail Mary"s, etc.) as being a necessary part of salvation - Baptist churches tend to deemphasize the importance of such things in regard to salvation, emphasizing instead the role of faith in God alone.
Catholics often honor Mary very highly, while Baptists generally do not esteem her so highly. Catholics sometimes pray to saints who have gone before them, asking these saints to pray to God for them - Baptists generally only pray directly to God, not to saints. The Catholic denomination has priests, while the Baptist denomination has none.
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 11:20 PM on Apr. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on Apr. 4, 2010
* Sorry messed up that line LOL
Catholics hold back an "Also with you" during Star wars
that first post I made nobody is going to get Catholic or Baptist
Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Apr. 4, 2010
Answer by MamaBee07 at 1:08 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
There are several differences another one not mentioned, is that Baptists believe you need to be born again to enter Heaven. This is not a something normally said by Catholics. Catholics believe you are born again everyday, its not necessarily a one time occurrence. The Baptist faith is a denomination based off the Protestant religious beliefs.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:51 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
Answer by eringobrough at 8:51 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
Answer by eringobrough at 8:58 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
Many Catholic churches emphasize sacraments (taking communion, saying "Hail Mary"s, etc.) as being a necessary part of salvation
Just to be clear - for Catholics praying the "Hail Mary" is NOT a sacrament. It's a prayer and NOT a necessary part of salvation. What the Catholic Church teaches is that God not only gives us saving grace when we have faith in Jesus Christ but He also gives us grace when we act through that faith to receive sacraments or follow Christ's teachings (feed the poor, help the homeless, etc.). It's not that we earn our salvation with our good works at all - it's that when we do these good works because of our love of God and our faith in Jesus Christ we experience God's grace. We are saved only because of God's grace.
Answer by eringobrough at 9:07 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
Answer by vikaroo18 at 9:25 AM on Apr. 5, 2010