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Catholicism and Christianity

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I was watching the news last night and the commentator mentioned Catholicism and Christianity as if they are two different things. I found this odd, but I’ve heard people talk this way before. You’re either Catholic or you’re Christian. But Catholic’s are Christian, aren’t they?

What do you think?

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Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

9 thoughts on “Catholicism and Christianity

  1. Generally speaking, no, I do not believe Catholics are Christians. Because if you adhere to Rome’s teachings, many of them are in direct contradiction with scripture. That does not mean that there may not be Christians who attend a Catholic church (although I have no idea why they would continue to do so if they have been truly regenerated), but as such they can no longer be called Catholics.

    You may find this site interesting – by a man who was a Catholic for 46 years and is a Christian ministering to Catholics for many years now – there is an article on there called “Is a Catholic Christian an Oxymoron?” that demonstrates some critical differences between a bible-based believer and a person practicing Catholicism. http://www.pro-gospel.org/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=180066646&sec_id=180014816
    (sorry I cannot link directly to the article because of how his site is set up) This and many other articles point out the ways in which biblical Christianity and Roman Catholicism do not agree.

    I could say much more, but for the sake of space I will leave it at that.

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  2. To be a Christian is to be Christ-like, and we can find people like that in every denomination.

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  3. If they have had a ‘born again’ experience with Jesus, accepting by faith He died for them, and rose again to give them eternal life and they have asked forgiveness of their sins and believe, yes, they are as much a Christian as anyone else. There is only a difference in the form of worship or church doctrine that separates all of us Christians in the way we worship, what church we belong to.

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