Hello rmn…. Im new to this chat aswell . After the basic understanding and what I saw from attending catholic churches I decided to focuse my worship through christian churches… Ive recently started to study more of the catholic church and by doing so makes me even more proud of what I stand for.
First off: The only difference between the holy bible and a catholic bible is that the catholic bible contains extra stories in the old testament. From what I learned somewhere along the line of Protestatism decided that theyd keep the same new testament but the shorter hebrew version of the old testament…. regardless the new testament is the most important anyways. Another difference is the ten commandments.
1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day
4. Honor your father and your mother
5. You shall not kill
6. You shall not commit adultery
7. You shall not steal
8. You shall not bear false witness
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods
1.You shall have no other gods before me.
2.You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
3.You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5.Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6.You shall not murder.
7.You shall not commit adultery.
8.You shall not steal.
9.You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10.You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
the Ten Commandments as changed by the Roman Catholic Church. They believe that their authority stands above the Word of God and that they can change God’s times and laws and God will prescribe to their changes. You will note that they deleted the second Commandment and changed God’s Sabbath to Sunday and split the tenth Commandment into two to get back to Ten Commandments.
The catholic church says the the church was founded by Jesus Christ with Peter. There is no narrative of peter being consecrated by jesus and then by peter travelling to rome to find a church their…. but their is proof that jesus told his deciples to continue his work.
In the book of acts it claims the jewish christian couple priscilla and aquila had recently come from rome to corinth in AD50 when Paul reached Corinth indicating that christianity in rome came before paul.
The church of rome was already flourished when paul wrote to Corinth. He greets people in Rome by name in romans 16 but not Peter which he knew. Strange right?
There wasnt even any mention of peter in rome later during pauls 2 year stay there in acts 28 AD60-62. Then in AD64 church historians believe that paul and peter suffered persecution under the reign of Nero after the great fire of rome.
There is no evidence scriptually, historically, or chronologically that peter was in fact the bishop of rome. Saitn Irenaeus who came to romen empire (he was a early church father and apologist) does not say that either peter or paul was bishop of rome. Historians even question weather peter would have even spent much time in rome before his death. Irenaeus writings were formative of christian theology. He listened to Polycarp who was a deciple of John the evangelist. Polycarp was a 2nd century bishop burned at the stake then stabbed when the fire failed to touch him. Anyways the other point is that Peter saw himself as a apostle of the Jews while Paul was the apostle of the gentiles. Therefore peter never saw a reason to go to rome since he saw his calling to be witness to the people of jeruselm and jews in surrounding areas. so rome would have been for paul .
So after all this slowly There became a seperation and therefore chirstianity began to grow.. i wont go into furthur detail for their is alot of info on that but you can search that up youself.
“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of human flesh.” — Catholic National, July 1895.
This was something that was said in the catholic national… the reason i put this is because the catholic church swears they have a authority to create rules and regulations apart from the scripture.
The catechism of the catholic church is a summary of the basic teachings of the roman catholic church. This was made by man NOT GOD. for the holy scared scripture ended with revelation and god told the apostle to write this in a book and SEAL IT. the catechism was approved by pop john paul the second in 1992… the latest print was in 2000.
Now the eucharist and the seven sacraments hold the churchs tradition. and of course the rosary in which they pray the hail mary (unscriptual)… prayer to the saints (unscriptual), and eucharist adoration.
They believe that god entrusted them with the 7 sacraments ( baptism for babies, conformation, eucharist, petnance, annointing of the sick, holy orders, and holy matrimony) and their must be adequet preperation before recieving each one.
The eucharist part of the mass which every member HAS to come to less they are sinning… is the tradition of the eating of the body of christ in which the priest transform the bread into the body of christ through transubstatiation. A theory say that their is chage to the inner although their is external evidence to the contrary. Scientist ruled this theory out but catholic decided to keep it. so this bread now is the body of christ and is worshiped and eaten. A priest said that this tradition is infact the sacrafice of jesus on the calvary .. not a serperate one from what he did on the cross but the same one.
They also believe that their is a middle part in hell where dead relatives whom were blessed before death still have a chance to save themselves with the help of us on earth through the prayer for the dead. There they pay for their sins.
What makes catholic so appealing?? WHO KNOWS. lol.. maybe if the fancy get up…maybe it the pope in which people adore…maybe its the fact that they say priest and bishops are unfallable… that god gives them a devine supernatural knowledge in which they cant make a mistake when anwering a religious question. Maybe its the fact that the catholic church forbids you to make interpetations of the bible alone and that if you have a question of a verse you must come to them… for the lazt this is good they never have to study the word. maybe they feel good when they confess there sins to the father…but why do this when you can go DIRECTLY TO GOD HIMSELF.
WANT to learn about christianity ? … read my post in the section anything other than catholics … then click on the post that says faith alone by weather and of course my name is yarelis
when you learn well about both religions and even more so ALL religions you will soon know the truth. Its clearly visible to all who have eyes.
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