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What difference is there between a Christian and a Catholic?

What difference is there between a Christian and a Catholic?

Throughout history, Christians have experienced conflicts and divisions. Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants are Christians. But they belong to different churches.

Being a Catholic is a way of being a Christian. But there are other ways of being a Christian, other Christian traditions. If there are differences it is because, throughout history, the Christian family has lived through conflicts and divisions.

The word “Catholic” means universal. It is in the “I believe in God”. The Christians of the first centuries proclaimed that the Church was Catholic, that is, extended throughout the world, for all men. Today, the term “Catholic” is preserved by Christians who recognize the universal authority of the Pope, successor of Saint Peter as Bishop of Rome.

The Eastern Christians who separated from the Church of Rome in 1054 are known as “Orthodox”. The “Anglicans” form the Church of England that broke with the Pope at the time of King Henry VIII, in 1523.

In the 16th century, there were also more serious ruptures, when some Christians wanted to renew the Church, reform it. Protesting against abuse, they wanted to rely only on the Bible.

As a result of men like Luther or Calvin, the Reformation Churches were born then, also called “Protestants”. These churches are very numerous today. We find evangelists, Pentecostals, Baptists. They all refer to the Bible but they don’t live their faith in the same way.

Today, Christians from different Churches pray and reflect together to one day come to unity. This is what is known as ecumenism.

Comments (24)

  1. Mary, no saint or anyone, only the blood of his child, Jesus, can intercede before the heavenly father, open your eyes, brothers, the relationship with God is a true conviction because anyone can believe in God, but in his heart and hate, pride, envy, dance, you are looking for a religion. At your convenience, true repentance is well within the heart to be the will of God, to break the sin that you commit, daily, repent because later it will be too late, dear Catholic, look for God, not only in words, anyone brags, it is a change of life.

  2. The best church to go to is the Christian because they read everything the bible says

  3. you have to be guided by the word the bible

  4. The only thing I know is that in the Bible there is no concrete or specific religion as such, that the correct path to good is not known. The only thing that God asks is to be a good son of God and nothing, people who refer to “the mundane”, not to live on what the earth gives us and lock themselves in a temple, please tell me then so that I send the Lord to the earth, to fill it with temples and finish it? I think not, it only asks to love and recognize him as our only God and Savior, to live an exemplary life as a child of God away from sin. It is useless to fast in the morning if the first thing we do as bad children of God is to eat our neighbor with our lips.
    God bless you all.
    I am neither a Christian nor a Catholic.
    I am a child of God and a firm believer in his grace and mercy. I praise him in my own way and I don’t need 4 walls to show him the love I have as his son.

  5. I am very sorry that nobody understands anything here. Much less the divine message. They say that they are believers of what and of whom why they don’t teach me anything. A person who believes in the creator and eternal God of all living spirit here on earth. The truth is that the Bible is a spiritual book When a person believes in Jesus and the gospel lives it inside his heart and mind developing a style of his life consistent with life in obedience to the creator in the spirit with divine wisdom. Because it seems to me that they have not understood this, good and evil are very simple, so let us be aware of serving the creator, he wants us to worship only him. Owner of everything, even your own life, that religions matter if there is respect.

  6. I have read several comments and I am puzzled when I see how some people attack the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the Bible it says exactly how God chose Mary because she was a clean and pure woman so that her Son Jesus Christ would be born from there, He decided … not any Catholic, or evangelical, or any other. And then, the Virgin Mary – who had that name for the same concept indicated – suffered raising her Son and knew or was announced that He would suffer to save the people from innocent and sinful, believers and non-believers. And I ask, all of us who have had a mother who has breastfed, cleaned, bathed, educated, etc., (except those who did not have her because they are orphans for whatever reason), how much we have not loved her, be she poor, old woman , sickly, far from being a catwalk model; how many we do not love her or we have loved her and we have cried when she has died. And now I ask the insulters, what would Jesus Christ answer them if he were to face them, about the adjectives they say to their Mother? It is that I think they lose their reason, for fanaticism, for winning a bet or competition. But just meditate, like someone who alluded to a woman with a moon at her feet and stars above her and dared to call her a harlot. That is total blasphemy. But it is not I who should say the last word to them, I simply respect and love the Mother of Jesus Christ, as respect and love for mine and as respect for everyone around us, even though they did conceive us of original sin. When they reject and insult the Virgin Mary, they reject Jesus Christ as Son and God, as who decided that this would be the case until today.

  7. I believe that there must be respect, it is a great truth Catholics do not have prejudices, that is, we are not aware of the protesters, it is more we are attacked, judged and condemned by them, I do not understand the reason why? that vehemence of the Protestants towards the Catholics, to the point of being more aware of us than of themselves.

  8. Difference between Catholics and Christians(?) ? Catholics do not really mind the other ‘Christian’ branches. Meanwhile, the Protestants devote their lives to hate on Catholics, quite evident in this comment section.

  9. The difference between a Christian and a Catholic is that one’s faith is placed in God
    AND the Catholic faith is divided among several saints. When the word of God says:
    ONE SINGLE FAITH, ONE SINGLE BODY AND ONE SINGLE SPIRIT.

    Christians are united to the body of Christ, through the Holy Spirit
    AND Catholics are united to a worldly body, through deities that do not have the saving power that only Jesus Christ gives us.

  10. All brothers in Christ Jesus, I only ask for Charity for those of us who are Catholics and venerate the Virgin Mary, as the first apostle, the first to have been called, for her humility, for her simplicity, and simply because of her “Yes “God has incarnated to continue making his salvifying promise come true.
    But we accept the Virgin Mary as Mother of Jesus and our mother, based on some biblical texts below:
    What I pray is that our Christian mature woman does not divide us, on the contrary “Let us respect and try to love each other, give back to Jesus a little the love and charity that he showed until the last moment on the Cross. ”

    Luke 1, 26-36
    “Six months later, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin married to a man named Joseph, of the lineage of David; the virgin was called Mary. The angel, entering his presence She said: “Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you.” She was troubled by these words and wondered what greeting that was. The angel said to her: “Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have found grace before God. You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, he will be called Son of the Most High, the Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father, he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will have no end. “And Mary said to the angel:” How will that be? because I do not know a man? “The angel replied:” The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the strength of the Most High will cover you with its shadow; therefore the Saint who is to be born will be called the Son of God. There you have your relative Elizabeth, who, despite her old age, has conceived a son, and the one they called sterile is already six months old, because for God nothing is impossible. “Maria replied:” Here is the slave of the Lord; Let it be done to me according to your word. “And the angel left her.”
    Luke 1, 26-36

    Then:
    (Lk 1, 43).
    Saint Elizabeth greets the Virgin Mary:
    “Who am I so that the mother of my Lord comes to see me?” (Lk 1, 43).

    Mary acclaims the Lord:
    (Lk 1, 46-55)
    Joy of the soul in the Lord
    46Proclaim my soul the greatness of the Lord,
    47my spirit rejoices in God, my savior;
    48because he has watched the humiliation of his slave.
    From now on all generations will congratulate me,
    49for the Mighty One has done great works for me:
    his name is holy,
    50and his mercy reaches his faithful
    from generation to generation.
    51He does feats with his arm:
    scatters the proud in heart,
    52Throw the mighty from the throne
    and exalt the humble,
    53the hungry fill them with goods,
    and the rich dismiss them empty.
    54Auxilia Israel, his servant,
    remembering mercy
    55 -as he had promised our parents-
    in favor of Abraham and his descendants forever.

  11. My short comment is that this is what Satan wants us to bite and insult, while the souls who need us are being lost for lack of attention and not doing what Jesus ordered us, about go and preach the gospel. HELP US.

  12. And it is the Holy Spirit who guides us, the Virgin Mary does not lead us to God. I mean, where does it say that? here it is: Romans 8:14
    For all who are led by the Spirit of God, such are children of God.
    There is also this: Romans 8: 26-27
    And in the same way, the Spirit also helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes {for us} with unspeakable groans; and he who searches hearts knows what the Spirit feels, because He intercedes for the saints according to {the will of} God.

  13. As far as the Virgin Mary is concerned, I as an evangelical Christian think that she deserves respect, of course, because she was the mother of Jesus, the womb that she used to bring our Savior to come. But the fact that God has chosen this woman does not mean that we should worship her because she was not the one who gave her life for us, she was not the one who took our sins to the cross of Calvary, she was one and her name is JESUS ! Read this Bible verse found in Luke 4: 8: Jesus answered and said to him, It is written, “ YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND YOU WILL ONLY SERVE. ” we should all be clear about that. I also give them Psalm 115 which speaks of God and idols. I am guided by the Holy Spirit and what the Bible says. God bless you!

  14. Good morning brothers, the truth of everything is let’s live or at least we must repent of all the bad that we have done and look forward and at least I will leave everything behind and get closer to God in any way or way without being fighting that congregation I go thank you it is my opinion God bless us

  15. “and that from childhood you have known the sacred scriptures, which can make you wise for salvation by faith that is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and useful to reprove, to correct, to instruct in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, fully prepared for every good work.
    (2 Timothy 25,16,17)

  16. Hello, when you say I am a Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian, Protestant Christian, Evangelical Christian, Calvinist Christian, Baptist Christian, Buddhist Christian, Occult Christian, Satanist Christian, Alavista Christian, Christian etc., etc., etc., and a Christian of all branches that the society’s system of philosophies that are created and want to believe. Yahshua, yeshua, Jesus, Christ, or as they have translated it should not be a game, for example, Republican Christian, Christian Democrat, Socialist Christian, Adventist or Pentecostalist Christian, or Mormon, Trinitarian or Unitarian Christian, among many others. Father Yahve, Snow, Jehovah, God or Helohim, the God the Father of his son, the anointed one, the messiah, the savior or the lamb; God the Father wants you to be the son of God through adoption by grace, if you give yourself heartily to his saving son, and renounce the world of sin and take off all titles by humbling yourself, or are you a Christian or you are of the world, but you cannot serve two masters, God or the world ruled by the evil one. You have to put on the name, the blood of the lamb that died on the stake, stake or cross, read the bible taking off the endowment of the registered church title with a name added by man and by the world ruled by the unnameable. In order not to be more of the world and become children of God, Heavenly Father wants to see in us the image and likeness of his beloved son because he could comply with the law and overcome sin and death. Jesus says without me you can do nothing, with me like the branch attached to the vine you can bear much fruit. Jesus says in John 15 there is no better friend than he gives his life for you. Stop being friends of the world, do not believe in man, Christ is the truth, in the title of this or that church is not the truth, do not be a title at the end will serve to be kept in the drawer of the file of the furniture of this society, and you will pass the history of those who did not believe in the truth but believed in the honor of having a beautiful title without realizing that the religious church society of the false converts had them divided. Where two or three are gathered in my name, I will be there, Jesus said, but where they are divided in my name, I will not be there, because many will come in my name but they are false apostles of Christ. You want to be a child of God Heavenly Father, you must receive Christ.

  17. Violet: Your religion was founded by a Freemason Presbyterian who decided to separate to create a cult that has been changing their own beliefs when it suits them throughout the hundred and odd years that they have been founded. You can hardly convince a Catholic who knows the teachings of the universal church and founded by Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago with all that verbiage and that absurd question with which they seek to sow malicious doubts in others to separate them from the Father’s way. Keep this always in mind: God did not send His Son 2000 years ago to redeem us from our sins, and then left humanity adrift for almost 1900 years until waiting for a Freemason to decide to abandon his religion to found another that turns out to be, out of the blue “The true religion” (according to you). God’s church was established long, long, long before, and ever since, we have had the opportunity to know God and be partners in His Grace. No need for repentant freemasons.

  18. After reading such beautiful opinion materials from each one, I realize that there are too many dogmas that are not biblical and it is necessary to erase the biblical principles of the early church and stop following so many men who are only looking for money in the regions GOD IS REAL ONLY CHRIST IS THE SOLUTION

  19. I am surprised every day by those who call themselves “Christians” and that their temples are built in a hurry, in any shelter. His rejection of CATHOLICS is more evident every day and his difference between the so-called parallel churches that invent cults and pompous names in order to fill their coffers with money which is sometimes or most of the time with deceits and whimsical interpretations of What Catholics understand by Christianity. I never adored a statue, it is only for me a representation, a link that leads me directly to GOD and not to the statue, which in all cases is a representation and recognition that the Holy Mother Church does to her children who have served her with dignity.

  20. The times that I have talked with brothers of other denominations, they are wrong about the faith of Catholics, only God is worshiped, and the images that represent the men who were at the service of their community are respected and are an example of life to follow. each person must decide according to their Faith the religious value that they give to the images, what these images mean; they are, God, idols, it is like a family memory or it has no greater relevance. Catholics do not have the prejudices of other congregations, by living freely and without ties that other denominations are subject, we love and serve God and not images, that there are Catholics with mistaken beliefs is that they do not attend a parish, they are liabilities and non-participatory.

  21. I have read several comments and I am puzzled when they see how some people attack the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many call themselves Christians and say they believe in God and Jesus Christ totally. In the Bible it says exactly how God chose Mary because she was a clean and pure woman so that her Son Jesus Christ would be born from there, He decided, not any Catholic, or evangelical, or any other. And then, the Virgin Mary – who had that name for the same concept indicated – suffered raising her Son and knew or was announced that He would suffer to save the people from innocent and sinful, believers and non-believers. And I ask, all of us who have had a mother who has breastfed, cleaned, bathed, educated, etc., (except those who did not have her because they are orphans for whatever reason), how much we have not loved her, be poor, old, sickly, far from being a catwalk model; how many we do not love her or we have loved her and we have cried when she has died. And now I ask the insulters, what would Jesus Christ answer them if he were to face them, about the adjectives they say to their Mother? is that I think they lose their reason, for fanaticism, for winning a bet or competition. But just meditate, like someone who alluded to a woman with a moon at her feet and stars above her and dared to call her a harlot. That is complete blasphemy that leads to a curse. But it is not I who should say the last word to them, I simply respect the Mother of Jesus Christ, as I respected mine and that of everyone around us, even though they did conceive us of original sin. When they reject and insult the Virgin Mary.

  22. I read just a few lines from the Libya Luna and I wonder if I put that care into other things and not into dirtying or saying ugly things about our mother, and furthermore humiliating all women. Who are you to talk about MARIA. If GOD THE FATHER found so much grace in her that he chose her among all women. and you think you have the right to dirty it- maybe you read the bible woman but you don’t understand it. your comments have only emptiness and hate.

  23. The difference is this, Catholics live by the traditions of men and worship idols, the word of God says About, then, of the viands that are sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no more than a God. , while Christians those who have believed, in our Lord Jesus Christ as the only and sufficient savior, only worship him, and obey the commandments of God, John 14: 2121 He who has my commandments and keeps them, that is the that loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. and they know that the Father can only be reached through Jesus Christ. John 14: 6 6 Jesus said to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me.

    The other difference is that we go to heaven and they go to hell. According to what the word of
    God says: 1 Corinthians 6: 9

    9 Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err; Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminates, nor those who lie with men,

    10 nor thieves, nor misers, nor drunkards, nor cursing, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God .

  24. I think this about religion or denominations has changed the perspective of what it is to serve God. Many of the comments speak and even defend their faith but we have forgotten the most important thing that the scripture says in 1 John 2: 6, the one that says that who remains in it must walk as he walked wondering if we really care about loving God with all our hearts, our strength,our mind and if we care about our next that is our IDENTITY not our religiosity that we fight we need to be aware that we have fallen into the game of the devil because that is their job to LIE and they have deceived us so easily because I am looking for the most effective way to do it in the ego of the human being because he knows that we always want to be champions in everything we defend both our religions and if the Bible told us that this is going to save us that’s why the prisons are full of religious who were not instilled with fear of god That is why there are so many corrupt politicians that the people have never cared about them and impoverishes them more and more because they have not known the God of their religion. We are going to stop defending our religiosity and we are going to put into practice the word of God that is the Bible. but for this you have to readkeep it and the main thing put it to work I repeat John 2: 6 the one who says that he remains in the must walk as he walked this commits us to BELIEVE, OBEY and ACT You are doing it many congratulations because this is the only way to please God and not man QDTB dear brother in CHRIST

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