What is the difference between catholics and other christians?

What is the difference between catholics and other christians?
Just the basics of each different faith, well their the same but y’know what i mean 🙂

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Catholics have higher abortion rates.

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13 Responses to “What is the difference between catholics and other christians?”

  • EddieJ says:

    Catholics accept the authority of the pope.

  • Actual Answer VPD says:

    Catholics trace their lineage back to Peter the Apostle.
    Other forms of Christianity are Catholic heresies or heresies of Catholic heresies.

    Catholicism, in turn is a Jewish heresy.

    Everything is heresy, or maybe hearsay.

  • Bobby Jim says:

    The most glaring difference between Catholics and other Christians is the authority under which they operate.
    Catholics look to the Pope.
    Christians look to Jesus.

  • Cuchulain says:

    Sources of Authority

    (This is the differnece between all Christian denominations)

  • ديانا‎ says:

    Catholics believe in faith and good deeds, and Protestants believe in faith alone. catholics believe in the authority of the Pope, and they also believe in Saints.

  • Ty'tanylicous says:

    Christians praise and worship God himself
    Catholics praise the pope which is man

  • SJ says:

    I personally do not agree with all the traditions that Catholics have. Most of them originally pagan traditions. I’m a Christian though I’m not religious. I think the Religion is the cause of many issues and bring division instead of unity between people.

  • friendshipband@sbcglobal.net says:

    Both say that Jesus is the Son of God and the Saviour of the world [if we believe] !!!

    Catholiic more autcratic in gov’t style !!! Purgatory, Mary mother of God, rosary, more Mary prayers than our Father prayers, and assumption of Mary !!! Also more books in the bible !!!

    Protestants all over the board in terms of gov’t style !!! None of the above !!!

    Jesus claimed to be God – John 8:24; 8:56-59 (see Exodus 3:14); John 10:30-33
    Jesus is called God – John 1:1,14; 20:28; Col. 2:9; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8
    Jesus is the image of the invisible God – Heb. 1:3
    Jesus abides forever – Heb. 7:24
    Jesus created all things – John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17
    Jesus is before all things – John 1:1-3; Col. 1:17;
    Jesus is eternal – John 1:1,14; 8:58; Micah 5:1-2
    Jesus is honored the same as the Father – John 5:23
    Jesus is prayed to – Acts 7:55-60; 1 Cor. 1:2 with Psalm 116:41; (John 14:14)
    Jesus is worshipped – Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6
    Jesus is omnipresent – Matt. 18:20; 28:20
    Jesus is with us always – Matt. 28:20
    Jesus is our only mediator between God and ourselves – 1 Tim. 2:5
    Jesus is the guarantee of a better covenant – Heb. 7:22; 8:6
    Jesus said, “I AM the Bread of Life” – John 6:35,41,48,51
    Jesus said, “I AM the Door” – John 10:7,9
    Jesus said, “I AM the Good Shepherd” – John 10:11,14
    Jesus said, “I AM the Way the Truth and The Life” – John 14:6
    Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world” – John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46; Luke 2:32
    Jesus said, “I AM the True Vine” – John 15:1,5
    Jesus said, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” – John 11:25
    Jesus said, “I AM the First and the Last” – Rev. 1:17; 2:8; 22:13
    Jesus always lives to make intercession for us – Heb. 7:25
    Jesus cleanses from sin – 1 John 1:9
    Jesus cleanses us from our sins by His blood – Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9
    Jesus forgives sins – Matt. 9:1-7; Luke 5:20; 7:48
    Jesus saves forever – Matt. 18:11; John 10:28; Heb. 7:25

    Muslims say that Jesus never said He was God, well here is proof that He said that He was !!!

    Mark 14:60-65 (New International Version)

    60Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” 61But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.
    Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ,[a] the Son of the Blessed One?”

    62″I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

    63The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. 64″You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?”

    They all condemned him as worthy of death. 65Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.

    Heavenly Father,
    I want to know You as the true and living God. I ask you to forgive me and cleanse me from everything I’ve done wrong. Change my heart, and give me a new life. I turn from false gods and submit my life to your Son Jesus Christ as my only Savior and Lord. Fill me with the power of Your Holy Spirit.

    Thank You, Lord Jesus, for paying the penalty for my sins and giving me a relationship of friendship with God as my Heavenly Father !!!

  • ASCKM says:

    Hm.. The biggest is that Catholics are followers of the Bishop of Rome, while Protestants (and various Orthodox, or “other Christians”) reject his authority. There’s also other differences, such as the Catholic Bible being slightly different than the Protestant (they include a few more books and the deuterocanon). Worship services are also slightly different. Catholics have weekly mass, which consists of singing, communion, and prayer. Protestants also have weekly church services, consisting of singing, communion, prayer, and a sermon. Catholic churches are more structured in hierarchy, with a priest and maybe several altar boys (think kind of like a helper, basically) and a deacon. Protestant churches normally have a jointly-employed preacher and deacon and, if it’s large enough, a board, which includes secretaries and treasurers and such. The board is normally elected from the congregation. The Catholics believe in the standard doctrines of the Vatican (such as contraception being a sin), while Protestant churches have a wide range of views.

  • smeitemm says:

    These below are NOT Catholic.

    Fundies attempting to convert Muslim children without parental consent. Regardless of whether you agree with Islam or not listen to his judgment at 1:36 into the video “you are not satisfied, you do not know where you are going.” These are kids!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahwpRlIsZME

    This “pastor” pronouncing judgment on pretty much any college student that walks by. Listen carefully. A Christian came up to him at 1:20 in the video trying to have a discussion, but this “pastor” summarily dismissed him by saying “you’re probably not a real Christian.” Bingo, Fundie exposed! Note he didn’t say I disagree with you, he summarily dismissed him as NOT Christian before the guy even had a chance to state his position.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gadFazToBM

    This “pastor” gives you his so-called biblical opinion on the purpose of women’s breasts. I’m pretty sure college students already know this. Although humorous, the judgment is still there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEt8JB7xCqM

    And the most infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Never hear them discussing their own sins. When this young girl suggested hypocrisy she was ostracized by the group and by her own parents. Yes they are radical, but I ask you this, isn’t their message the same? In their eyes, they are the only Christians in the world.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zDpfuxvJdY

    Don’t even know how to describe the craziness here, these are just for fun.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyJI9xDUYV8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHEmL4oaUE&feature=related

  • tebone0315 says:

    Catholicism is true Christianity. Jesus established the Catholic Church in 33AD,not 38,000 denominations, or non denominations as in Protestant Christianity. As for Catholic Christians we believe in the following:

    We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us men and our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary , and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures: He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

    Even tho Catholic and Protestants both believe in and worship the same God , the Protestant churches have a more watered down version of Christ. The Protestant churches only recognize 2 of the 7 Sacraments that Jesus gave to His church.

    With the 38,000 denominations of Protestant Christians their beliefs are all different being that all have a different interpretation of the bible.

    Catholic Christian †

  • T S says:

    One worships The One True God.
    While the other worships in Idolatry, which is an abomination.

  • Llanolyn says:

    If you really want to know the answer, go to authoritative sources like priests, theologians, books, etc.

    One is the name of a specific faith (Catholic). The other is an all encompassing name for a group of faiths (ei, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, etc, are “Christian”). The definition of a Christian, is anyone who believe in and belongs to Christ. Walk into a Catholic church and you will see mentions of Christ, or images (be they statues or stain glass windows) of Jesus.

    Christianity comes in three main kinds ;
    – Catholicism which makes up just over half of all Christians worldwide

    – The Eastern Orthodox church which makes up about 25%

    – Protestantism which is the term used for the many thousands of faiths worldwide that are divided but all share their belief in the doctrines of the Protestant Reformers. Some include Anglicans, Lutherans, Calvinists, Baptists, etc.

    The differences between a Catholic and a Protestant are many. If you want to know the difference between a Catholic and a “Protestant,” you should prepare yourself to do much heavy reading from authoritative and unbiased sources.

    The big difference between Catholicism and Protestantism are the five pillars, which paint a different picture of salvation, definitions of sin, freewill or predestination. These differences are many and vary from church to church.

    Catholicism would have the claim to be the oldest, most faithful representation of Christianity based on comparison between the Church today and the Bible. Also comparison between the Church today and the teachings of Christians in days gone (a democracy of the dead if you will) such as those writings of The Church Fathers.

    Catholics believe in seven sacraments.
    Protestants believe in two.

    Catholics believe that the Eucharist is changed in essence into The Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (see John 6, and The Last Supper)
    Protestants believe this was only a symbol.

    Catholics believe Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture are equal in value in sharing The Word of God. (The Bible says as much and there are many Christian teachings not in The Bible, such as The Trinity)
    Protestants believe that only that which is “plainly” laid out in The Bible is too be believed.

    Catholics believe that we are justified by “faith together with works”. We must have faith, but we will also be judged according to our works.
    Protestants believe in the man made doctrine “Sola fide” or “Faith Alone” which says that we only need to believe and we are saved.

    Catholic might say something like “Jesus said…” to support a point of view.
    Many so called “Bible Churches” will say “The Bible says…” instead of focusing on why it was significant.

    Other points of contention include;

    – Clerical celibacy
    – Church authority and hierarchy.
    – Biblical canon
    – the priesthood (automatic common priesthood or consecrated as well as common priesthood)

    Again, if you want a good answer, go to an authoritative source. Avoid the misinformation provided by some of the other posters you may find here, like “Chris the pastor,” who like to insult The Catholic Church. They don’t know what they are speaking about.

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