Pleaaase answer...whats the difference between christian and catholicism???
The difference between The Roman Catholic Church and Christianity is HUGE.
Catholicism and Biblical Christianity are divergent religions. They are built on different foundations, and they propose different ways of salvation.
In principle, Christianity is built solely on the Holy Scriptures, the written Word of God. The Bible is our only infallible rule of faith, being sufficient to give us the sure knowledge of the Gospel for our salvation and holiness.
Roman Catholicism demands submission of the intellect and will to the doctrines taught by the Roman magisterium (the Pope and bishops). It is claimed that the Catholic Church derives its doctrines from the "sacred deposit" found in Scriptures and Sacred Tradition. However the faithful cannot verify these doctrines by referring to the original sources. The Scriptures are inaccessible because only the magisterium is able to establish the authentic meaning. Similarly the contents of Sacred Tradition can only be known through the magisterium.
Being a Christian does not mean being a member of the Roman Catholic Church. It means being a member of the body of Christ which is accomplished by faith and trust in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of your sins. It means that you do not add your works to His work. Sincerity doesn't forgive sins. Membership in a church doesn't forgive sins. Doing works of penance doesn't forgive sins. Praying to Mary doesn't forgive sins. Forgiveness is received in the faithful trust and acceptance of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. You must trust Jesus, God in flesh, for the forgiveness of sins, not a man made ritual and certainly not the catholic saints.
The Bible teaches...Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast
Roman Catholicism teaches that “by His death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has ‘opened’ heaven to us” (1026). Each person attains his own salvation by grace and by the Holy Spirit, good works (1477).
1 Peter 1:17-19 And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each man’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
RCC teaches that Mary is the sinless co- Redeemer. “Without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and work of her son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with Him…being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race" (494
1 John 2:2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
RCC teaches that sins are expiated (forgiven) in purgatory through “a cleansing fire” and that we “must strive to accept this temporal punishment of sin as a grace" (1030, 31; 1472-75)
These are just a few examples of thousands, the Roman Catholic Church and Christianity is like night and day...totally different.
The Catholic Church is Filled with Pagan symbols and Pagan ritual. Many practices originated in Babylon and there are well researched books that deal with this such as Alexander Hislop's The Two Babylons.
According to the Catholic Church, their Catechism has authority over the Holy Scriptures. There are also things taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that cannot be found in the Holy Bible.
Anyhow Many will argue but the truth of the matter is this...The Roman Catholic Church is NOT a Christian Church it is a PAGAN church...Just do your own research and you will see. All the information you need is on line..
Catholicism is a branch of Christianity. They are not different religions. They have the same core teachings and messages, with just a slight difference between a few details. Christians believe in the virgin Mary, although Catholics believe in her own immaculate conception and sinless life, which was thought up a few hundred years after the bible was written, and has no real basis in the bible. Catholics also believe that Mary is the mother of the Church, and that there are certain rituals (for want of a better word) that a person must go through before marriage and stuff, which other denominations don't really have.
Like b1ff stated, catholicism is a branch of christianity. The two major branches would be catholics and protestants (ofcourse each has it's own branches from there).
These are previous answers on the same question (take everything with a pinch of salt, everyone has their biases...)
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ok in christianity there are other religins in it which have other small beliefs but still belive in jesus and catholisim is one of those religions in it
"they copy christians and change things??"
Actually, Christianity was influenced by other, more ancient beliefs and mythology.