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Difference between Christian and Roman Catholic?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    The word "Christian" literally means "Christ-follower". And since "Christ" means "Messiah" or "Chosen One" or "Saviour" or "Deliverer" or "Rescuer", then to be a Christian is really to be someone who follows Jesus because they acknowledge that he is their Saviour. Jesus said it himself in John 14:6, when he bluntly declared, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." So, on the one hand a Christian is someone who goes to church because they have a genuine relationship with Jesus as their Saviour and they want to be encouraged in their faith. But on the other hand, just going to church without a relationship with Christ won't make someone a true Christian anymore than walking in the woods makes you a tree, or standing in a parking lot makes you a car. It's not just a matter of where you go, but who you know that makes you a Christian, a Christ-follower.

    Catholics call their pope the "vicar" of Christ.

    "Vicar" comes from the latin word "vicarius" which means "a replacement" for... 

    Because Catholics reject the sufficiency and authority of Jesus they are not "Christians" at all.

  • 4 weeks ago

    All the Christian world uses the bible compiled by the Catholic church.

    It is a foregone conclusion that Jesus Christ founded only one Church.There is no Protestant who can trace his or her church back any farther than the Protestant revolt of the early 16th century.Where is the verse which authorized them to break from the true Church in the first place?No Protestant can show that their church was founded by Jesus Christ, yet Scripture says there is only one Church, the one founded by GOD (Psalms 127:1, Matthew 16:18).They deny that the Catholic Church is the Church which Jesus Christ founded, yet they cannot name the Church which He did found in its stead. Isn't it strange that Scripture has said that GOD's Church will last forever (Isaiah 2:2,59:21, Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 3:21), and yet Protestants refuse to name it? If Scripture can be believed at all, why then do they refuse to name GOD's one and only Church?They cannot name the person who founded the Catholic Church while at the same time they deny that it was Jesus Christ. That is strange also, since every Church on earth was founded by a person with a name. Every single one of the tens of thousands of Protestant sects can be traced back to a human person with a name, as its founder. Why is it that Protestants refuse to name the founder of the Catholic Church? St. Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Smyrneans 8:2, AD 107.Let no one do anything of concern to the Church without the bishop.  Let that be considered a valid Eucharist, which is celebrated by the bishop or by one whom he ordains.  Wherever the bishop appears, let the people be there, just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.

    Among the Christian churches, only the Catholic Church has existed since the time of Jesus. Every other Christian church is an offshoot of the Catholic Church.

    The Eastern Orthodox churches broke away from unity with the pope in 1054.

    The Protestant churches were established during the Reformation, which began in 1517.

    Most of today’s Protestant churches are actually offshoots of the original Protestant offshoots.

  • 1 month ago

    Roman Catholicism is just one variety of Christianity.

  • 1 month ago

    The Catholic Church did not use the name Catholic originally; the promoters of Christianity started it all in private homes and later churches.  Later, mostly likely using Jewish priest who were then out of work to preach in churches. Later the name became Catholic.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Roman Catholic is more traditional and those who put Jesus in the forefront will have talks about him that help.

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Anyone with any knowledge of Christian history knows that the Catholic Church is the only Church with a 2,000 year history, and is therefore the one Church founded by Jesus Christ, which He said was to remain one, to which He promised the fullness of God's truth until the end of time. It is the Church that compiled the Bible from its own writings, and is the only authoritative interpreter of its own book. Manmade denominational churches exist in defiance of the stated will of Jesus concerning His followers, which was and still is "That they all may be ONE, even as I and My heavenly Father are ONE". Jesus realized that truth cannot contradict truth, and that truth therefore can exist only in unity.  A manmade system of thousands of conflicting denominations, the teaching of each one contradicting the teaching of the others, means widespread untruth. And that untruth is the difference between the thousands of conflicting teachings of Protestantism, vs. the unchanging teaching of God's Church, the Catholic Church.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Everyone who believes the Jesus myth is a Christian, and to be a Roman Catholic you must profess to believe the Jesus myth.  Therefore Roman Catholics are Christians.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You're joking, right?   EVERYBODY knows Catholics ARE CHRISTIAN.

    Anonymous --- The Bible was compiled in the 300's, you twit.

    dnlp96 -- Nice propaganda.  The Catholic Church didn't exist till that Schism thing, a thousand years after Christ.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Roman Catholics are Christian. US Born-agains are a cult.

  • 1 month ago

     Idolary in one word

  • 1 month ago

    Catholicism is founded on and runs on man made traditions, based loosely around the Bible. Christianity is adherence to God's word as found in the Bible.

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