Are Roman Catholics Christians?
Wow! What is this guy
trying to say, someone just queried? If Roman Catholics are
Christians...what are they?
Well, this was how the
topic came about. When you ask people on the street, if they
are Christians. In most cases, they would say, oh no, I am
Catholic, or Baptist, some would even say, I am Pentecostal
or mention the denomination where they worship like Christ
Apostolic "something" Church.
These answers simply shows
that most people are not well informed of the Christian faith.
Largely, is the
purpose of this website.
That is, to help reshape
the basic understanding of the Christian faith according to
the true spiritual revelation of Christ Jesus to humankind.
In doing that, we are making it very simple and pleasurable
to appreciate and follow without diluting the spiritual
content of God generosity to humanity, called Salvation.
Therefore, we would
address the issue in this manner. That is, whether you are
Roman Catholic Church member, Anglican Church member,
Methodist, Charismatic, Episcopal, Baptist, Pentecostal, and
other denominations, you are first a Christian, before your
This is because as
Christians under different denominations, we all believe in
the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We absolutely accept Jesus
Christ as the Messiah or Savior of the world from the
principle of sin and death to life. We believe in His
sinless birth, sacrificial death on the Cross of Calvary,
His bodily resurrection from the dead to life and finally,
His ascension to heaven in Glory as King Eternal.
We believe Jesus is the
Son of God and from God the Father in heaven with the divine
promise of eternal life to humanity.
Of note is that all
Christians are of the Catholic Church, which is the same as
the Universal Church. The Universal or Catholic Church is
the body of Christ Jesus here on earth. This body of Christ
Jesus is the individual and collective assembly of
Christians in the world. Therefore, all Christians are
Catholic. This means, part of the body of Christ, but not
all Christians are of the Roman Catholic denomination or
There is only one body of
Christ, which is the Church here on earth and not two or
more. However, there are different denominations (parts),
but all in one body, the Church and Christ Jesus is the
Catholic simply means
universal, general and all embracing body.
Christ Jesus is the
foundation of the Universal/Catholic Church; He is the
"Rock" and not Peter, because the power and sustenance of
the gospel of Salvation is not on any man's effort, but on
the sinless blood and resurrection to life of Christ Jesus
bodily from the dead.
Peter was mandated by
Christ Jesus to lead His Church (Flock) after His ascension
to heaven and the Church was not built on him (Peter), but
on the Spirit of Christ Jesus.
The day of Pentecost, when
the Holy Ghost came upon Christ disciples including Peter
and they spoke out boldly of Jesus is alive as Lord of glory
signifies the beginning of the Church of Christ on earth.
That episode of the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Christ disciples was the
official birth of Christianity, which is the Church of
Christ, known as the Universal/Catholic Church on earth.
The main difference
between the Roman Catholics denomination and others is that,
the Roman Catholic Church accepts some books into their
doctrinal practices and teachings such books as Maccabees,
Esdras, Tobias, Judith and Baruch to mention few. These 13
books, which are included in the Old Testament of the Roman
Catholic Bible version, are termed Apocrypha. This is
because; they mostly represent events in the traditional
Message---"Hope is tangible.
All her warm arms are in Christ Jesus"
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