There are no Christian Catholics. If Catholics are Christians,then why are they call Catholics? Christianity don't need anything added to it in order to represent it,such as titles and self agendas. It is what it is,and let each one present their own message without using one or the other to fill their own cup.
Everyone that say that they are Christians are not Christians. It is a matter of image and not religion that Christians are known by. I said that to say this........Christians are Christians.......and Catholics are Catholics.
During the Catholic Inquisition Christians were kill by Catholics because they refuse to submit to the Catholic faith. Now all of a sudden....they call themselves Christians.
They just claim the name,but they can not claim the fame..as do other organizations that only use the title of Christian but are without the image thereof to verify the claim.
Many. To start with, the Catholics adopted idea of the trinity from a Grecian lawyer named Tertullian (200 AD). He basically revamped Plato's idea of the mind set of God, and the Catholics in the midst of controversy adopted this admittedly pagan philosophy. Furthermore, even the title pope or Pontifex Maximus means the great bridge builder between the gods and men. This title was given over to the Catholic Church by Imperial Rome. The prayers for the dead began around 300 AD, and is pagan to it's roots. The worship of Mary, the mother of God comes from Babylonian practices as does the idea of her perpetual virginity. I would suggest reading Hislop's book titled "The Two Babylons" for more detailed information. The word of God states that she gave birth to other half-brothers. "While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him." (Matthew 12:46) Another scriptural error would be that Peter was a Pope and lived in Rome. He was released from prison by an angel, and became a wanted man by the Romans authorities. This is found in Acts 12:5-19. Later he left Jerusalem and went to Antioch (Galatians 2:11). And lastly died in Babylon, modern day Iraq, where there was a Jewish community there (1 Peter 5:13). The first leaders from Rome were Paul (executed by Nero around 64 AD) and then Linus, but never Peter. Some other traditions that the Roman Catholic Church adopted are as what follows. Baptism was changed from the name of Jesus (as found in many places but a few examples are Acts 2:38, 8:12-18; 10:36-48; 18:8, and 19:5) to the trinity titles father, son and Holy Ghost at the Council of Nicene in 325 AD. Baptism (Baptizo) which from the original Greek word means to dip, immerse or wash with a liquid was changed from immersion to dipping at the Council of Ravenna in A.D. 1311. Jesus was dipped by John the Baptist at the Jordan River. "Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water." (Matthew 3:16) This means immersion. We find another witness of this type of baptism. "They went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing." (Acts 8:38-39) Paul wrote that in mouth of two or three witnesses, every word of God is established. (2 Corinthians 13:1; Deuteronomy 17:6) The name Catholic means universal.
only most of them.-- like worshipping mary
like necromancy of dead saints, -- of priests usurping Christ as forgiver --- of 100's more
I find it interesting, that this was answered only by non-Catholics. The Catholic Church is based on Scripture and Tradition. Tradition being things that were passed down orally through the apostles/priests. Definitely emphasis on the Scripture aspect. I'm sure many Protestants, can and will find things they consider un-Biblical about Catholicism.
As for some of the ideas already mentioned.
Worshiping Mary - Catholics (at least faithful, well informed ones who are following Church teaching accurately) do NOT worship Mary. Catholics describe Mary saying - "blessed are you among women, and blessed the fruit of thy womb Jesus" (Lk. 1:42). Catholics believe that God blessed Mary by choosing her to give birth to the Son, and that she is blessed because of the fruit of her womb - Jesus Christ! This is part of the common Catholic prayer the Hail Mary, which comes directly from Luke. We believe she is special because of this. We do not believe she is God. You know that tight familial bond that we have with our relatives here on Earth? The love a mother has for her child? Well we believe that Mary and Jesus shared this relationship! We believe that Jesus had a special love for his Mama, and that he continues to love her in a special way and listen to her, so we ask her to intercede (pray) TO HIM, for us!
The Trinity - There is a lot to say on this one, but I think I will go with saying that it is not a solely Catholic doctrine. It is believed by a lot of other Christian denominations, including non-denominational Bible Churches, so honestly I barely believe it deserves a mention here. However, I will say that Catholics are fully aware that the word "Trinity" does not appear in Scripture. The CONCEPT of the Trinity, is however apparent, as God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all clearly mentioned in the Bible, and are all represented as the True God.
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