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What different beliefs does Christianity and Roman Catholic have?

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  • 10 years ago
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    You mean, what is the difference between Protestantism and Roman Catholics, for they both are forms of Christianity (albeit Roman Catholicism predates Protestantism).

    Basically, Protestants have tended to reject some of the following Catholic beliefs such as:

    1. Transubstantiation - where the wine and bread actually miraculously turn into the blood and flesh of Jesus during communion.

    2. The Virgin Mary - maintained her virginity even after Jesus was born. And she is highly respected in Catholicism, being the "Mother of G-d" and the Queen of Heaven.

    3. Priests - must take vows of celibacy: they may not get or be married.

    4. Apocrypha - there are some additional books in the Catholic Bible in the Old Testament, such as 1 and 2 Macabees.

    5. Purgatory - A place between Heaven and Hell after one dies.

    6. Prayer to Saints - One can communicate with saints who have moved on to the next world and ask them to intercede for you.

  • 10 years ago

    1st Catholic is Christian-any kind of Catholic, Armenian, Coptic, Byzantine, Roman

    and one of the most significant differences is that Roman Catholicism has the belief that during the mass at the consecration the bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Christ, this can only occur when an ordained priest says the proscribed prayers over the bread and wine. This is called Transubstantiation.

    Also the belief that forgiveness of sins requires the priest as intermediary with God.

    Infant Baptism, The Immaculate conception and eternal Virginity of Mary Mother of Jesus.

    Source(s): 15 years of catholic School
  • cheir
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Some of the differences between the Roman Church (RC) and Protestants (PT):

    RC adheres to the Pope as the vicar of Christ

    PT believe that the Bible, not the Pope, is the one & only final authority [2 Tim.3:16] .

    RC the Apocryphal books & tradition have equal authority with the Bible

    PT rejects them as a source of error [Matthew 15:3].

    RC believe Mary was a perpetual virgin.

    PT Bible says that she had several children [Mark 6:3]

    RC believe Mary was without sin.

    PT believe only Jesus was without sin [Romans 5:12]

    RC believe that priests, Mary, and dead ‘saints’ are mediators.

    PT believe that there is only one mediator - Jesus Christ [1 Timothy 2:5]

    RC Pope canonizes those to be called ‘saints’.

    PT say all believers are saints [Philippians 1:1;4:22]

    RC purgatory - all those dying in God's grace undergo purification to be assured of eternal salvation.

    PT rejects this. Jesus’ death paid the full and final penalty for all our sins (Romans 5:8).

    RC Justification is by faith and works.

    PT believe that Christians are justified by faith alone [Romans 3:28]

    RC claim that Peter was the ‘rock’ on which the church was founded.

    PT believe that only Christ is that Rock [Romans 9:33; 1 Corinthians 3:11; 10:4; 1 Peter 2:7,8]

  • 10 years ago

    None. Roman Catholics are Christians. In fact, they are probably the largest single denomination.

    Every denomination has differences. All are Christian, but, they can differ from each other.

    RC's are sacramental, although others (Anglicans, Lutherans, the Orthodox) are as well. They have priests (again, not unique) who differ from pastors, or ministers. Their priesthood is celibate, which is not common, but, again, not unique.

    They preserve the Apostolic Tradition - again, so do others.

    Really, about the only thing they have that is remotely unique is recognizing the Pope as the Head of the Church. Again, other Catholics (RC's are one of about 15 "Catholic" denominations) do too.

  • 10 years ago

    Many and yet then again they are similiar Friend, she has caused the entire world/ALL natons to become drunk in her fornications, which is why Jesus warns ALL of us in Rev. 18:4,5 to COME OUT OF HER My peoples...

    this is what the Holy Living Word of God tells "me"

    Revelation 16:13, 14 says "unclean spirits like frogs" which are "spirits of devils" will unite them through the miracles they will work. Spiritism--the belief that the dead are alive and can contact the living--will be the tenet which will weld all together. Satan and his angels--posing as the spirits of dead loved ones, prophets of old, angels of heaven (2 Corinthians 11:13, 14), and even Christ Himself (Matthew 24:24)--will convince the world that their cause is guided from heaven itself. Incidentally, all three entities believe that the dead are alive:

    A. Catholicism prays to Mary and other dead saints and believes these saints bless their followers with miracles.

    B. Non-Christian religions are virtually all based on belief in and worship of spirits of the dead. The New Age stresses "channeling"--supposed talking to the spirits of the dead.

    C. Apostate Protestantism believes that the dead are not dead but, rather, alive in heaven or hell. Thus they are highly susceptible to deception by demons who pose as spirits of the dead.

    What are some of the false teachings contained in Babylon's wine that make people spiritually drunk and confused?

    Amazingly, some of the most prominent doctrines of Protestantism today are not found in the Bible at all. They have been brought into the Protestant churches by the mother church of Rome, who received them from paganism. A few of these false teachings are that:

    A. The law of God has been amended or repealed.

    God's law can never be changed or repealed (Luke 16:17).

    B. The soul is immortal.

    The Bible mentions "soul" and "spirit" 1,700 times. Not once is either referred to as immortal. People are mortal (Job 4:17), and none receive immortality until Jesus' second advent (1 Corinthians 15:51-54).

    C. Sinners burn eternally in hell.

    The Bible teaches that sinners will be completely consumed (put out of existence), both soul and body, in the fire (Matthew 10:28). An eternal hell of torment is not taught in the Bible.

    D. Baptism by immersion is not necessary.

    Baptism by immersion is the only baptism recognized by Scripture.

    E. Sunday is God's holy day.

    The Bible teaches, without question, that God's holy day is the seventh-day Sabbath--Saturday

    Note: These false teachings, once believed, tend to bring "confusion" (which is what the term "Babylon" literally means) and make understanding Scripture much more difficult.

    It's sobering to think that some might unknowingly be drinking Babylon's wine. Perhaps this is all new to you. If so, please ask God to guide you (Matthew 7:7). Then search the Scriptures to see if these things are so (Acts 17:11). Promise that you will follow where Jesus leads, and He will not permit you to end up in error (John 7:17).

    Source(s): SDA former catholic
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Roman Catholicism is one sect of Christianity - the largest sect by far. Anyone who claims that Roman Catholics are not Christian is using a non-standard definition of the word "Christian".

    Christianity is made up of hundreds - or maybe even thousands - of different sects. Each and every one of those sects has its very own set of beliefs which usually differ pretty remarkably from the beliefs of any other particular Christian sect. Asking how Roman Catholics are different from other Christians is like asking how oranges are different from all other fruits.

    This chart gives a basic comparison of some Christian beliefs that commonly differ from group to group. It compares mostly groups of Christians rather than individual sects.

    - Jim,

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The authority of the pope, confession, Mary's perpetual virginity, her sinlessness, purgatory, etc.

    Catholics are the original Christians.

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