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whats the different between roman catholic and christians?

whats the different between roman catholic and christians?

what is Protestant?

what is Buddhist?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Roman Catholic is one of the oldest denominations of Christianity. Some of their teachings lead many conservative Christians to believe they have strayed outside of Christianity.

    A Protestant means something different to a Catholic than the rest of Christianity. To a Catholic it is all Christians who are not Catholic. To the rest of us it means Anglican or Lutheran. Which are very much Catholic reformed.

    Conservative Christians believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and is the final word on doctrine. Catholics believe church tradition has authority over the Bible.

    Buddhist? I do not know.

  • FUNdie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Christianity is split into two main subgroups - Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Traditionally, Protestants believe in following the Bible and the Bible only as the rule of law for the Christian, and do not follow a central leader except Christ Himself.

    The Roman Catholic church does not believe in the infallibility of Scripture, but they do believe in the infallibility of the Pope. Whenever the Pope says something ex-Cathedra that contradicts Scripture, they follow the Pope. The Roman Catholic Church also retains elements of paganism and the Occult. The Pope says that he claims the place of "God on Earth", and all Catholic priests claim the right to forgive sins, which is a right that belongs to Christ alone.

    Unfortunately, the Ecumenical movement, spearheaded by the Roman Catholic Church, is a movement to get all the Protestant churches to rejoin (or at least recognize the "authority" of the Roman Catholic Church). Sadly, many Protestant churches have done this already, laying aside their foundational doctrine to join hands with the Pope. If their founders knew what they were doing today, they'd turn over in their graves!

    Fundamentalist Churches are Protestant churches that still believe in the Bible and the Bible only, believe in a literal interpretation of Genesis, and refuse to join with the Pope. As time goes on, the contrast between these churches and the apostate churches will grow more obvious.

    Buddhism is an Occultic religion that is a sect of Hinduism. All Occultic religions are based on the belief that "you can attain Godhood" or that "God is within you." This was the lie spoken by Satan to Eve in the Garden of Eden - "You can be like gods".

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For the 567,954,864th time - Catholics are Christians. Christians are people who believe that Jesus is the Christ and therefor the son of God. There are a great many denominations of Christian churches. The Roman Catholic Church is one of the original Christian churches and was for a long time the biggest, richest and most powerful organization on the earth. In the 1500's a few people disagreed with the Catholic Church and started their own churches; namely Martin Luther and King Henry the 8th of England. These churches were formed in protest of some of the practices of the Catholic Church so that is why most non-Catholic Christian churches are known as Protestant churches.

  • 1 decade ago

    Roman Catholicism and Protestantism are both Christian religions. Christians come in many different forms (denominations) and those are just two examples. The Roman Catholic Church is led by the Pope, while Protestants include several denominations (such as Lutherans and Calvinists) that split from the Catholic church in the 16th century because they disagreed on certain beliefs.

    Buddhism is a completely unrelated religion and is not affiliated with Christianity in any way.

  • 1 decade ago

    "What separates us as believers in Christ is much less than what unites us." (Pope John XXIII)

    Almost all important doctrine is completely agreed upon between Catholic Christians and other Christians.

    Here is the joint declaration of justification by Catholics (1999), Lutherans (1999), and Methodists (2006):

    By grace alone, in faith in Christ's saving work and not because of any merit on our part, we are accepted by God and receive the Holy Spirit, who renews our hearts while equipping us and calling us to good works.

    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_counc...

    There are many minor doctrine issues and some major cultural traditional differences which, I believe, do not matter that much.

    A Catholic worships and follows Christ in the tradition of Catholicism which, among other things, recognizes that Christ made Peter the leader of His new Church and Pope Benedict XVI is Peter's direct successor.

    For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/index.htm

    With love in Christ.

  • 1 decade ago

    Roman Catholic was founded by the first apostles of Jesus Christ. So therefore Roman Catholic is christian as christian is christian.

    Protestant will not follows Jesus in honoring His Mother the blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus have talk to her as well as being devoutly honoring son toward her as one of God's Commandment.

    Buddhist is different than christian, they don't take christian live too seriously

  • Axl
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Roman Catholics were the original Christians, along with the Orthodox Christians. They formed after the splitting of the Roman Empire. Catholics believe in the combination of Biblical teachings and sacred traditions passed down from the early Christian groups that formed after Christ's death. After Martin Luther came along, protestantism was born, and since then, there are thousands of Christian denominations worldwide, like Baptism, Evangelism, Mormonism, etc...

    In other words, Catholics ARE Christians.

  • 1 decade ago

    A Christian falls loosely into the category of anyone who believes that Jesus is the son of God and was crucified for our sins and rose again. A Protestant, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Mormon, they all fall under the heading of Christian churches. Buddhist is worship of something entirely different.

  • KathyC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    buddhist i cant help you with. a catholic is a christian, so is a protestant, they got their name from protesting and breaking away from the catholic church. We are all on the same journey we are just on different roads.

  • 1 decade ago

    Catholics listen to the Pope they do believe and Jesus like Christians

    and Christians follow the Bible only Christians do not add or take from the Bible Catholics do.

    Rev 22:18-21

    18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

    20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

    21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

    Source(s): The Holy Bible
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