What Divides Catholics and Protestants?

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As Pope Benedict XVI continues with his highly publicized visit to the United States, some may wonder what the major differences are between Catholicism and Protestantism - the two main Christian bodies in the ...

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Lansdale, PA

#85589 Jan 3, 2013
Disciple of Jesus wrote:
Catholics do not represent Christians; neither do Protestants.
Another one who believes only he and his beliefs are correct and everyone else is wrong. Only God knows the answer and, sorry to break it to you, but you are not God. Although, you are arrogant and prideful

Time to get over yourself.
Disciple of Jesus

United States

#85590 Jan 3, 2013
We Baptist start with Jesus and the Apostles. One does not have to be Baptist to be saved.

Had you read what I said: Catholicism does not represent Christianity. They have killed millions of Christians. Protestants have killed Christians as well.

Many Catholics have become saved as well as Protestants. Christians follow Jesus and scriptures are their doctrine; not some feeble minded old men claiming they are god.

lol, you will believe one day when you stand before God Almighty for judgment. Your days are short.

If you're reprobate mind; you'll not know until you stand before God. Rest assured; your days are short. All you have to look forward to is death. You do not know the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#85591 Jan 3, 2013
WARNINGS

Since they refused "eyes to see...", they will be blinded: http://niv.scripturetext.com/revelation/16.ht... vs 10

http://niv.scripturetext.com/2_thessalonians/... last part of vs 10-12

http://bible.cc/john/8-44.htm
Disciple of Jesus

United States

#85592 Jan 4, 2013
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition
2 Thess 2:1-3 (KJV) The NIV is of Roman and Gnostic sources. Can't be relied on as scripture or authentic Word of God.

Read REV 5-11 to see what is happening now and with the coming of Jesus to gather His own.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#85593 Jan 4, 2013
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

http://bible.cc/romans/12-12.htm

http://bible.cc/2_timothy/1-7.htm

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WARNING - THAT "ANCIENT SERPENT" IS ON THE MOVE THROUGH HIS MINIONS
http://bible.cc/revelation/12-9.htm

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Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#85594 Jan 4, 2013
I actually find a lot of similarities in the hierarchy of churches between the Catholics and Born again Evangelicals...or a lot of protestant churches, too, but I'll go with Born Again evangelicals.

Now,I'm really no expert on Catholicism, so maybe a little help here and correction will help, but the born again evangelicals have a rewritten bible they must have interpreted by their ministers. The priest helps with the interpretation of the bible for Catholics.

The born again evangelical big board member head of their church or nondenominational church is a group of people not in their towns who hand down the stand the churches will take on any given subject, and the pope does the same thing for some Catholic churches.

Am I close? Am I making sense?

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#85596 Jan 4, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
I actually find a lot of similarities in the hierarchy of churches between the Catholics and Born again Evangelicals...or a lot of protestant churches, too, but I'll go with Born Again evangelicals.
Now,I'm really no expert on Catholicism, so maybe a little help here and correction will help, but the born again evangelicals have a rewritten bible they must have interpreted by their ministers. The priest helps with the interpretation of the bible for Catholics.
The born again evangelical big board member head of their church or nondenominational church is a group of people not in their towns who hand down the stand the churches will take on any given subject, and the pope does the same thing for some Catholic churches.
Am I close? Am I making sense?
The Catholic Church’s magisterium (teaching authority) is essential in Bible interpretation, plus, the Pope is infallible in the meaning of the scriptures of the Bible, and, this is the only way he is infallible.
Catholics do not independently interpret scripture. The Church, just as the Bible states, has full Authority as to the meanings of scripture.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#85597 Jan 4, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>The Catholic Church’s magisterium (teaching authority) is essential in Bible interpretation, plus, the Pope is infallible in the meaning of the scriptures of the Bible, and, this is the only way he is infallible.
Catholics do not independently interpret scripture. The Church, just as the Bible states, has full Authority as to the meanings of scripture.
Thanks, Nettie...then it IS a lot like the other churches...there are interpretations handed down from councils...and the born again evangelicals get their news from the Robertson's etc. Unless, of course, they are like people in Indian.

There was a neighbor who stopped by a few years ago stating he husband was starting a church and would we like to come. I told her no cuz my husband was agnostic and I was a buddhist. She looked at me as though I was the devil himself and RAN...I mean RAN to her house. It tickled my baptist neighbor so much, she almost peed her pants..LOL!!!

So some Born again evangelicals are started with preachermen who have no formal training, just interpret the bible as they want or hear Kevin Hagin, or Kenneth Copeland or any number of televangelists interpret it.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#85598 Jan 4, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, Nettie...then it IS a lot like the other churches...there are interpretations handed down from councils...and the born again evangelicals get their news from the Robertson's etc. Unless, of course, they are like people in Indian.
There was a neighbor who stopped by a few years ago stating he husband was starting a church and would we like to come. I told her no cuz my husband was agnostic and I was a buddhist. She looked at me as though I was the devil himself and RAN...I mean RAN to her house. It tickled my baptist neighbor so much, she almost peed her pants..LOL!!!
So some Born again evangelicals are started with preachermen who have no formal training, just interpret the bible as they want or hear Kevin Hagin, or Kenneth Copeland or any number of televangelists interpret it.
I have had folks from different churches come to my door, and one time Jehovah's Witnesses came by.(I have Rosary beads hanging in plain view from the open front door on a mirror, some one of my kids made in grad school).
As soon as my Rosary is spotted, a change happens, shifting of the feet, mumbling, and rapidly turns to 'well, see ya'.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#85599 Jan 4, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, Nettie...then it IS a lot like the other churches...there are interpretations handed down from councils...and the born again evangelicals get their news from the Robertson's etc. Unless, of course, they are like people in Indian.
There was a neighbor who stopped by a few years ago stating he husband was starting a church and would we like to come. I told her no cuz my husband was agnostic and I was a buddhist. She looked at me as though I was the devil himself and RAN...I mean RAN to her house. It tickled my baptist neighbor so much, she almost peed her pants..LOL!!!
So some Born again evangelicals are started with preachermen who have no formal training, just interpret the bible as they want or hear Kevin Hagin, or Kenneth Copeland or any number of televangelists interpret it.
You know I was raised as a Southern Baptist.....
In church and Sunday School also, we were mostly taught what to believe.
Sure, we read our Bibles too, but we were, more or less, instructed as to what to believe....what the Southern Baptists believe.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#85600 Jan 4, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>I have had folks from different churches come to my door, and one time Jehovah's Witnesses came by.(I have Rosary beads hanging in plain view from the open front door on a mirror, some one of my kids made in grad school).
As soon as my Rosary is spotted, a change happens, shifting of the feet, mumbling, and rapidly turns to 'well, see ya'.
LOL!!! We lived in a house that had 9 Lutheran Children and next door were 8 Catholic Children...made for interesting discussions, but we were all buddies.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#85601 Jan 4, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>You know I was raised as a Southern Baptist.....
In church and Sunday School also, we were mostly taught what to believe.
Sure, we read our Bibles too, but we were, more or less, instructed as to what to believe....what the Southern Baptists believe.
Exactly. And we had a more liberal view of Christ in the American Lutheran Church..realistic, i guess. We were to love others as ourselves and save the judgment for God. We were to care for those who were poor, sick and disabled. It was a powerful message I still carry with me.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#85602 Jan 4, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>You know I was raised as a Southern Baptist.....
In church and Sunday School also, we were mostly taught what to believe.
Sure, we read our Bibles too, but we were, more or less, instructed as to what to believe....what the Southern Baptists believe.
You know, one of my best friends in schools was a Baptist..not southern, but Baptist. She was the most kind and loving person in our school. I guess they got evangelized, too. Cuz now, I don't find any of the baptists kind or loving..wait..I don't know that many, so that's not a fair assessment at all.
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#85603 Jan 4, 2013
Protestants believe that god can be approached directly while catholics believe that god must be approached via the clergy. Either way they are just bronze age myths.

“It's all in your head”

Since: Dec 12

Austin, TX

#85604 Jan 4, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Protestants believe that god can be approached directly while catholics believe that god must be approached via the clergy. Either way they are just bronze age myths.
Great Googaly Moogaly!

Mythy Slime!

“Jesus=only way into Heaven”

Since: Nov 12

saved by grace through faith

#85605 Jan 4, 2013
The Roman Catholic Church is leading millions upon millions of people straight to the pit of Hell with their false damnable doctrines.

Any saved RCC member reading my post knows what I say is the truth. Please leave the Harlot church and come join a good old fashioned bible believing church, we'd love to have you. Catholics are always welcomed at our bible believing churches, we only have a problem with the false doctrines that your popes and other leaders brought in.

The ONLY way into Heaven is through Jesus Christ! No pope, priest, baby baptism, church membership, good works, prayer to saints, Mary, etc etc etc can save you. Salvation is a free gift from God. Ye must be born again!!!!

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John 3:3- Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
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John 14:6- Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
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Romans 3:23- For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8- But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 10:13-For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9- That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

“Jesus=only way into Heaven”

Since: Nov 12

saved by grace through faith

#85606 Jan 4, 2013
continued.....
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1 Timothy 1:15- This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

2 Corinthians 5:21- For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

Colossians 1:14- In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
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Paul and Silas in prison, Jailer gets saved
Acts 16:25-33

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#85607 Jan 4, 2013
Romans Road wrote:
The Roman Catholic Church is leading millions upon millions of people straight to the pit of Hell with their false damnable doctrines.
Any saved RCC member reading my post knows what I say is the truth. Please leave the Harlot church and come join a good old fashioned bible believing church, we'd love to have you. Catholics are always welcomed at our bible believing churches, we only have a problem with the false doctrines that your popes and other leaders brought in.
The ONLY way into Heaven is through Jesus Christ! No pope, priest, baby baptism, church membership, good works, prayer to saints, Mary, etc etc etc can save you. Salvation is a free gift from God. Ye must be born again!!!!
==========
John 3:3- Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
==========
John 14:6- Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
==========
Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
==========
Romans 3:23- For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:8- But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 10:13-For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:9- That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Catholics are born again.

You must not know what born again means.

“Jesus=only way into Heaven”

Since: Nov 12

saved by grace through faith

#85608 Jan 4, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>Catholics are born again.
You must not know what born again means.
Get a new saying. All you unbelievers do is constantly repeat the same gibberish nonsense as the others......learn to think for yourselves.......monkey see monkey do will land you straight into the pit of Hell!
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Here's John 3:1-21 where Jesus talks about being born again.

John 3:1-21
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#85609 Jan 4, 2013
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Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>The Catholic Church’s magisterium (teaching authority) is essential in Bible interpretation, plus, the Pope is infallible in the meaning of the scriptures of the Bible, and, this is the only way he is infallible.
Catholics do not independently interpret scripture. The Church, just as the Bible states, has full Authority as to the meanings of scripture.
In the Catholic "magisterium" there is not one Scripture mentioned to support the teaching that it is based on Scripture..

Therefore, it is founded on hot air....same as "oral tradition"...hot air....

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