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  • Catholics have their own set of rules and regulations handed down by the mighty Prada wearing pope.
  • the diffrence is. Christians (me!) dont believe in saints or praising saints. We believe in Virgin Mary but we dont praise her because we believe glory is for God and God only. umm..christians get babtized when we are old enough to understand what step we are taking and catholics get babtized as little babies. We dont confess to a priest and we dont have a pope. I hopemy answer helped. :)
  • There is no real difference between Catholics and Christians, because Catholics are Christians. They are different from Protestants though. Protestants don't have one true head of the church except for God, while Catholics have the Pope. Catholics put what they worship into a tangible form, like statues and pictures, while Protestants see this as "idol worship." Also, Catholics have saints. Those last two things "idols" and saints are, to Protestants, clear violations of the first and second commandments. Also, and this is important, Catholics don't put as much emphasis on the Bible as Protestants do. I used to be a Catholic and I went to a Catholic school, and the Bible was never really a big deal. I also went to a Protestant school when I was younger, and I always had a Bible out. We even used it for math class...
  • The christian church is divided into many sub-groups. One of these is the Roman Catholic church.
  • Catholics are christians we've had this checked. The differences between Catholic beliefs and prodistant beliefs are mainly purgator, the power of the papacy, the need for confession with a priest, complete celibacy of the clergy, praying to saints and mary, etc etc etc.
  • Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity. They are Christian. Their doctrines differ from other Christian denominations but they believe in the same basic things that all Christians believe. Namely; One God in three persons; The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus's ransom sacrifice for the forgiveness sins--his death on the cross and His resurrection--His birth from a virgin. That we will have eternal life either with Him or without Him. That God created heaven and earth and that Jesus will come again in glory. The power of the Holy Spirit to perform miracles in our lives. The rest is all a matter of dogma and does not affect one's salvation.
  • well, im christian but i believe that both catholic and christian beleafs as stated above, are simialer concerning One God in three persons; The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus's ransom sacrifice for the forgiveness sins--his death on the cross and His resurrection--His birth from a virgin. That we will have eternal life either with Him or without Him. That God created heaven and earth and that Jesus will come again in glory. The power of the Holy Spirit to perform miracles in our lives. The rest is all a matter of dogma and does not affect one's salvation, those are the beliefs we share but although we do beleave in the virgin marry, we do'nt praise her or any saints, we praise god and god only, we also do not beleave in confeesing to a priest but to god himself, we do not kneel before statues or pictures supposely that is concidered a violation to the first and second commandments, i for one respect all religions.
  • Catholics look to the church, Christians look to God. The dictionary itself shows two separate meanings for both beliefs. Jesus said himself, "i am the way, the way the truth and the life. no man comes to the father except through me" (John 14:6) If we have to confess our sins to a man and be punished for them, then there was no point in Jesus dying on the cross. The bible is true, every word of it. To be a Christian means to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. ie; The Bible. If we are to pray to saints, to mary, to statues, carry rosary beads, confess our sins to a man (he may be ordained by God but he is still a man none the less)or even go to purgatory to pay for our sins then there would be some reference to them in the Bible. Can anybody back up their opinions/beliefs. I would like to hear what people have to say..
  • I think the main differences can be summed up using the four slogans of the Prodestant Reformation: Prodestants believe: 1) Salvation is by God's grace alone (Grace being God's undeserved merit) 2) manifested in Christ alone (in particular his atoning death and resurrection) 3) revealed in Scripture alone (Scripture being the Bible which Evangelical Prodestants believe to be God's Word thus the final and sole authority in what Christians believe and how they are to live) 4) God's grace in Christ revealed in Scripture is received through faith alone (faith being trust, relying on, dependance) Catholics (at least pre-Vatican II) believe 1) Salvation is by God's grace alone (grace being God's power) *2) God's grace is manifested in Christ and the good works of others (Christ's death was the major manifestation) 3) revealed in Scripture and Church tradition (my understanding is that the Catholics have two sources of authority: THe Bible and Church tradition) 4) God's power/grace is received through the sacraments (hence the way Catholics have mass and penance etc) *Not sure about this point
  • "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_councils/chrstuni/documents/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_31101999_cath-luth-joint-declaration_en.html 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.
  • Talim, We Catholic worship pictures and statues??? no we don't!. A picture is simply a mean to consentrate on God. Like a picture of a deceased mother which helps you think of her. A staue is nothing more then a 3D picture of a person, God,etc.. Remember that.I love to look at a statue of Jesus Christ, It helps me think and think of him only. You should try it sometime, You talk to him, not the staue. You'll see what I mean.
  • There is no difference. Catholics are Christians.

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