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Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« on: May 19, 2022, 02:46:28 AM »
Many people refer to Christianity as "Christianity" or "Catholicism." People continue to believe it is the same. It was, however, a mistake. As a result, additional knowledge of Catholicism and related topics is required. The next post will provide the answer to the above-mentioned question, which everyone has always been curious about.

1. Christian
Christianity is a religion dedicated to the worship of God, the supreme entity. Christianity encompasses a vast spectrum of faiths and religions, including Catholicism (Christianity), Judaism, and Islam, to name a few.
There are numerous Catholic churches in the city, some of which are notable:
What is Catholicism, exactly?
Catholicism is the holy religion preached by Jesus Christ, who formed the church on the apostles' foundations and is regarded a way of spreading and providing salvation to all people. After completing their human adventure on earth, Catholicism is a religion that saves individuals from their mistakes and accepts a pleasant and eternal existence with God.

2. Roman Catholicism
Christianity is Roman Catholicism. Taoism reveres the triune God, which includes the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although they are three distinct individuals, they share the same essence and authority in the triune God's mystery.
The Bible of the Catholic Church contains both the Old and New Testaments, which instruct people to practice their faith in accordance with God's word. The Catholic Church is run in a very orderly manner, much like a little country, with the Pope as its greatest representation.
Protestantism
Protestantism is a branch of Christianity that split from the Catholic Church in 1517 following a religious reform in Germany. Protestantism, like Catholicism, worships God, believes in Christ as Savior, and uses the same Bible.
Protestantism, on the other hand, has evident distinctions from Catholicism, such as Bible interpretation, no compensation for the function of the pope, and no sacraments.

3. Judaism
Yahweh, the father of the Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, is worshipped in Judaism as the one God who freed the Israelites from Egyptian rule. Because Judaism does not believe in a triune God, their bible only contains the Old Testament.

Both Catholics and Christians believe the bible is God's word, both biblical and conventional. Catholics believe they receive God's revelation in two ways (divine tradition and devotion). The bible, Christians believe, is the only source of divine revelation regarding morality and faith. Pastors' additional teachings are not followed by Christians. They believe their religious leader can simply provide counsel or advise. The Catholic Church has the authority to interpret the Bible and determine whether it is correct or incorrect. Ecclesiastical or Roman Catholic traditions bind Catholics. .

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 07:22:29 AM »
Sorry, but there are several errors of fact here.

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Christianity encompasses a vast spectrum of faiths and religions, including Catholicism (Christianity), Judaism, and Islam, to name a few

Judaism and Islam are monotheistic religions, but quite distinct from Christianity!

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Protestantism, on the other hand, has evident distinctions from Catholicism, such as Bible interpretation, no compensation for the function of the pope, and no sacraments.
Most Protestants recognise two sacraments - baptism and communion

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Because Judaism does not believe in a triune God, their bible only contains the Old Testament.
Wrong way round. Judaism doesn't believe that Jesus is the Son of God because they do not believe the witness of the New Testament.
"Since you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God." (Colossians 3:1)

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 10:56:39 AM »
Sorry, but there are several errors of fact here.

Judaism and Islam are monotheistic religions, but quite distinct from Christianity!
Most Protestants recognise two sacraments - baptism and communion
Wrong way round. Judaism doesn't believe that Jesus is the Son of God because they do not believe the witness of the New Testament.
Thank you, I'll keep it in mind.
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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 12:21:51 AM »
No idea but I have fellowship with two catholics, a homeless person and a pianist [recently Christian] and a neo nanzi every night..

We are drawn together because we are all in the same boat, we all live on our own.

I,m about to tell one of them off, for having an out of control gambling habit, he will have a shock shortly.


He's done well over the years for coming off drugs and drink..

The catholic faith has helped him get over these addictions, but he is about to face a telling off from me - that he wil not like..

The  homeless  person I mentioned got a rollicking from me as well, he's since gone and now has a job.


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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 02:25:30 AM »
No idea but I have fellowship with two catholics, a homeless person and a pianist [recently Christian] and a neo nanzi every night..

We are drawn together because we are all in the same boat, we all live on our own.

I,m about to tell one of them off, for having an out of control gambling habit, he will have a shock shortly.


He's done well over the years for coming off drugs and drink..

The catholic faith has helped him get over these addictions, but he is about to face a telling off from me - that he wil not like..

The  homeless  person I mentioned got a rollicking from me as well, he's since gone and now has a job.
Oh! That's great.
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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2022, 05:07:46 PM »
                "Christianity" or "Catholicism"
Are they the same?    Simple answer.  No they are not the same.


Christianity is centered upon Jesus.
Catholicism is centered upon Mary, saints, the mass and the pope.

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2022, 12:55:47 PM »
Hi
Jest done a Google search for denominations and was surprised to find that there are 45,ooo are all of them right or are all of them wrong i think wrong because you can't devide Christ into little pieces Christianity has to be one united body we need to get back to the scriptures as we have them and not as men have interpreted them.
I do believe in all these denominations there are true Christians who keep to the scriptures as we have them and do not follow man made theology.
Maybe God wants all these denominations so he can reach as many as possible.

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2022, 02:13:04 PM »
Is the number of denominations really  relevant?
How many of them teach what is false and how many have separated over a minor issue or personality clash?

We don't  know.

A United  church! You don't attend  a church do you Dave, so in that you are a cause of dis unity, if Christian unity depends upon a physical earthly organisation.

Christian unity is those who are trusting in JESUS as there saviour,  despite being in CoE, methodist, baptist, the myriad of independent  churches, roman Catholic, orthodox and those odd balls who don't  go to any church.

There is No physical church,but there is a universal church of believers known to Jesus and who he will ensure will be with him in heaven.

 

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