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Catholicism vs Christianity

Anonymous
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hmm what a hard question to phrase

you have people who consider themselves in the practice of Catholicism then people who consider Christianity a whole nother' practice. You even see it on paper. 

 i guess my real question is, what are you beliefs and practices in the Catholic Church? How does it differ from your average what people call "Christian" church?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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Catholic is Christian.

macbudsmom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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 Catholics are Christians.

zoegirlsmom
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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Catholics are Christians

Mrs.Urquhart
by on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Catholics are Christians.

Aislin
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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Yep, Catholics are Christian. If you pick another denomination of Christianity someone might be able to tell you the difference between it and Catholicism.

AngryBob
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Changing your title doesn't make it any different.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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Catholicism is a denomination, hence a subset, of Christianity. All Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics. A Christian refers to a follower of Jesus Christ who may be a Catholic, Protestant, Gnostic, Mormon, Evangelical, Anglican or Orthodox, or follower of another branch of the religion.

A Catholic refers to a Christian who follows the Catholic religion as transmitted through the succession of Popes of Rome and the Vatican Empire across history. The Pope is the leader of the Catholic church. The Catholic Church is the largest of the Christian Churches - about 60% of Christians are Catholic.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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CatholicismCatholicismChristianityChristianity
Founder:Jesus ChristJesus Christ
Practices:Catholics are expected to participate in the liturgical life, celebrate and revere Jesus' sacrifice on the cross at Mass. The celebration of seven sacraments Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Anointing of Sick, Holy Orders and Confession.Prayers, sacraments (some branches), worship in church, reading of the Bible, acts of charity, communion.
Concept of Deity:Believe in the Trinity. Three persons in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.God is eternally supreme as the creator and preserver of the world. The trinity exists as three beings in one godhead: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. One being, three persons. Three persons, one God.
Place of origin:JerusalemJerusalem
Literal Meaning:catholic - from the Greek adjective καθολικός, (katholikos) meaning "general" or "universal".Christ means "the anointed" or "Messiah". A Christian is a believer in Christ. A believer is also called and known as a saint in Protestant branches.
Place of worship:Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica.Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica, home bible study, personal dwellings.
Life after death:Eternal Salvation in Heaven; Eternal Damnation in Hell; Temporal third state before Heaven for those who desire purification, known as Purgatory.Man is appointed to die once, and then face judgment. Those who believe live on in heaven, while those that rejected God suffer eternity in hell. After the culmination of the events of the Book of Revelation all believers shall be bodily resurrected.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:21 AM


Quoting AngryBob:

Changing your title doesn't make it any different.

handy0318
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 9:22 AM

I'm confused OP... just what exactly is your question?

Are you asking Protestants from various denominations how their beliefs differ from Catholicism?

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