are catholics christians??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depends on your definition of Christian.

    Most non-Catholic Christian denominations accept Catholics as Christians. A very few do not.

    A dictionary would say that a Christian is someone professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.

    Catholics would fit this definition.

    In the Nicene creed, from 325 A.D., Catholics profess:

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father.

    Through Him all things were made.

    For us and our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

    For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried.

    On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures: He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

    We accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We are baptized as Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19, "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

    We truly are spiritually "born again," we just don't usually use those words.

    With love in Christ.

    Source(s): For a complete description of what Catholics believe, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/index.htm
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First of all Jack Chick is no scholar. Jack Chick is driven by hatred, not love of the gospel. If you want to find out more about Chick tracts, then go to the link below.

    As to your question, of course Catholics are Christian, who do you think the Apostles were?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, I believe that Catholics are Christians, however I do not understand their worship of Mary or the saints, I still think they are christians.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Since all but one of the Christian sects sprang from Catholicism, that would be a yes. The church of Antioch was not out of the catholic church

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oh sure. Use that fancy-schmancy uber-intelligent Chick track on them.

    Yes, Catholics are "Christians."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In a word, no.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe...

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