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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Are Roman Catholics Christian?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Roman Catholics are Christians if they have trusted in Jesus Christ "alone" for their salvation.

    The Bible is quite clear that our own works do not help merit salvation. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done” (Titus 3:5). “Not of works” (Ephesians 2:9). “There is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). This means that offering sacrifices, keeping the commandments, going to church, being baptized, and other good deeds are incapable of saving anyone. No matter how “good” we are, we can never measure up to God’s standard of holiness (Romans 3:23; Matthew 19:17; Isaiah 64:6).

  • 1 decade ago

    They are the only Christians where do you think the word originated

    Evodius was the first Bishop of Antioch, and he is credited with being the first person to call the followers of Christ, "Christians", as shown in Acts 11:26. See Eusebius, book 3, chapter 22.

    Saint Ignatius (35-107), the second Bishop of Antioch wrote a letter to the Smyrneans in 107 A.D..

    In this letter is recorded the first known use of the words "Catholic Church"...

    Paragraph #8

    "You must all follow the lead of the bishop, as Jesus Christ followed that of the Father; follow the presbytery as you would the Apostles; reverence the deacons as you would God's commandment. Let no one do anything touching the Church, apart from the bishop. Let that celebration of the Eucharist be considered valid which is held under the bishop or anyone to whom he has committed it. Where the bishop appears, there let the people be, just as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not permitted without authorization from the bishop either to baptize or to hold an agape; but whatever he approves is also pleasing to God. Thus everything you do will be proof against danger and valid."

  • 1 decade ago

    Catholics are Christian. In fact we were the first and only Christians for a while. The first people who broke off were the Eastern Orthodox who are Catholic but reject the Pope. Next came Martin Luther, Henry VIII, and the Puritans. The list could go on and on.

    Everything your faith is based on what the Catholic Church teaches or taught. If we are not Christian you cannot be Christian.

    to the poster above me, Jesus never taught we should worship him either. Actually to the contrary he tried to deflect attention to himself. Yet we do it. The Bible itself explains that it is not the only source of Christ. Sola Scriptura is a relatively new and man made idea.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, of course Catholics are Christians. In fact, Roman Catholicism was the first form of Christianity that existed, and is therefore the oldest Christian religion Catholics believe in the Trinity, take Communion, and follow the ten Commandments. Catholics also have a church hierarchy with the Pope as an infallible leader to the church.

    Source(s): Candii
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Be born a Christian, be born a Jew, be born a Muslim, be born a Buddhist, be born a Hindostan ect. you must be born again, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. See John 1:13

    ***

    Q. So, I have to accept Christ? And then will I be saved?

    A. Unfortunately, many churches teach this, but the Bible says that no man can “accept” Christ because all men are spiritually dead:

    And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Ephesians 2:1

  • Yes, they are. I find it astounding that there are so many Christians out there who do not know the history of their own faith.

    Perhaps they get sucked into believing the propaganda some churches put up on websites as "fact".

    Next time try the Encyclopedia Britannica or Encyclopedia of World Religions if you are interested in the truth.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    True followers of the Lord Jesus Christ do not teach false doctrines.

    Such as:

    1.Infant 'baptism'.

    2.Making images and bowing down to them.

    3.Kissing the feet/foot of statues of Mary.

    4. Calling Jesus, 'God the Son' and believing in the Trinity.

    5.Teaching transubstantiation, heaven going, purgatory. hell.

    6.Teaching that you can pray to/via Mary and the Saints.

    7.Teaching that you should make repetitive prayers using a rosary.

    8. Teaching that men can forgive sins in God's place.

    9. Indulgences paid to obtain 'forgiveness'.

    etc, etc.

    Well, there seem rather a lot of teachings which Jesus Christ never taught.

  • Eiliat
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes. They believe in Jesus as there saviour, the very definition of Christian. Anyone who says differently is misinformed at best and a bigot at worst.

  • 1 decade ago

    As long as they believe that Christ lived a perfect life in their place and died for their sins and that he rose from the dead, they are Christian.

    Any believer is a Christian, no matter what denomination he/she belongs to.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, we are, because we worship Christ and trust Him alone for our salvation.

    The web site you linked to is full of errors. If you want the truth about Catholicism, get it from our catechism, which is on line.

    --Sparki

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