similarities and differences between roman catholicism and biblical christianity?

Here, these sites will help your study:

http://www.scripturecatholic.com/index.h…
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm
http://www.drbo.org/index.htm

Similarities and differences between Roman Catholicism and Biblical Christianity?

Similarities:-
– Both claim to be following the teachings of Jesus Christ. These teachings provide them with set of principles for living a life acceptable to the God that created the life as we see it on this planet.

Difference:-
– Biblical Christianity should be based on the teachings of the first century Christians found in the New Testament. This teaching is a progression of God’s dealings with mankind. A history of which is found in the Old Testament.
– Roman Catholicism claims to be based on the teachings of the first century Christians found in the New Testament, with the addition of edicts and encyclicals issued by Roman Emperors, Popes and other thinking men down the ages.

expression. Catholicism preserved the bible for over seven-hundred of the early years and formalized some practices so there could be continuity. the greater youthful denominations chop up off via fact they did no longer like something, yet they have began up traditions of their very own. Biblical Christianity is Catholicism. Altered biblical Christianity is the others, and that they do no longer consider one yet another nor the Catholics.

Catholicism is biblical Christianity including the parts of the Bible which instructs us to follow Apostolic Tradition.

I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. (John 16:12-13)

Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours. (2 Thessalonians 2:15)

We instruct you, brothers, in the name of (our) Lord Jesus Christ,to shun any brother who conducts himself in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition they received from us. (2 Thessalonians 3:6)

I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold fast to the traditions, just as I handed them on to you. (1 Corinthians 11:2)

The Catholic Church does not use Holy Scripture as the only basis of doctrine. It could not. The early Catholic church existed before and during the time that the New Testament was written (by Catholics).

There were hundreds of Christian writings during the first and second centuries. Which New Testament writings would become official was not fully decided until about 400 C.E.

Catholics believe that the Holy Spirit was guiding the early church (and is guiding the church today) to make the correct choices about things like:
• The Holy Trinity (which is also only hinted at in the Bible)
• Going to church on Sunday instead of Saturday (which is actually directly against one of the Ten Commandments)
• The Communion of Saints
• Which writings include in the New Testament?

Things that are even more modern like
• Slavery is bad. Slavery is never declared evil in the Bible. This was one of the justifications for slavery in the Confederate States.
• Democracy is good. The Bible states that either God should be the leader of the nation like Israel before the kings or kings should be the leader, &quot:Give to Caesar that which is Caesar’s.&quot: This was talked about a lot during the American Revolution.

This second source of doctrine is called Apostolic Tradition.

Do Christians who do not allow the continuing guiding force of the Holy Spirit to make their beliefs more and more perfect, still endorse slavery as Colossians 3:22 commands, &quot:Slaves, obey your human masters in everything&quot:?

For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 80 and following: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1s…

With love in Christ.

Religion

Roman Catholicism bases their beliefs on paganism and not the Word of God/Bible as many Christians do too. If you studied Roman Catholicism: you would find out they converted pagan beliefs into their practice/Church.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/bibleprophecy/p…
http://www.victorious.org/chur40.htm
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/misched…
*****Roman Catholic believe in: birthdays, infant baptism by just sprinkling water on infant, rosary, trinity, immortal soul, rapture, gods that are in: Sunday(sun god)and pagan feast days such as New Year’s, Valentine’s(god Cupid), Easter(god Ostara, Oestre, Ishtar, etc.), Halloween and Christmas, going to heaven, idols, and etc. while most others Christians do too except for rosary and infant baptism and idols and a few other things.
Most Sunday Churches believe in the same thing because they’re (Rev.17:5)followers of the Roman Catholic Church as many Sabbatarians(Saturday/Sabbath) are too.
http://www.lcg.org/cgi-bin/tw/booklets/tw-bk.cgi?category=Booklets1&amp:item=1104414543
**Worldwide Church of God believes in pagan feast days, birthdays and has changed Pentecost into a Monday.
**Church of God International believes in birthdays.
**Messianic Jews believe in trinity.
**and etc.
In the Dark Ages you would find out when the Roman Catholic Church was in control: the true (Rev.12:6)Church had to hide in the wilderness from persecution.
Encyclopedia Americana, (2001 ED), art., &quot:Sunday&quot:, Vol.26,pp.21,22.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ED., art., &quot:Sunday&quot:, p.216.
As when the true church was hiding: many from the Roman Catholic Church seen practices that weren’t in the Bible, so that’s when the Reformation began.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestant_Reformation
You can see the names Calvin, Lutheran, Methodists, etc.: although they came out of the Roman Catholic Church: they did take away some false practices, but kept many practices they learned in the Roman Catholic too. That’s why the Bible tells us that their would be daughters(Rev.17:4,5) from the Mother Church. When the period ended(Rev.12:6,14,17): the true church came out of the wilderness. When this happened, everything was fine until evil men came into the Church(Acts 20:28-30) and tried to prevert the word all over again: that would be the groups that left the true church and put their beliefs into their church which are some pagan practices as well as twisting contexts. Also within God’s Church: they tried to prevert the true Christianity too by doing the same thing. The true believers had to preserve the Word so they had to come out of that corrupted Church and they did that church and the same thing happened til you reach the last two eras found in Revelation 3:7 and 3:14.
There are 7 church(Rev.1:11) periods/eras in history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_Church_of_God

As for the Biblical Christianity: the true one(Eph.5:27) it doesn’t follow Roman Catholicism in any way. In fact: true Christianity bases their beliefs only on the Bible only and follow Jesus completely in every way. These sites will help you to understand better below:
http://family.webshots.com/photo/2315783260049373547hewCMb
http://family.webshots.com/photo/2024450710049373547eiEQoL

The true Christianity doesn’t believe in no pagan practices/beliefs and base their teaching only on the Word of God/Bible. True Christianity believes in keeping Saturday/Sabbath holy, believes/keeps the Sabbath Feast Days holy, believe in only one God the Father and that his son is in second command while the Holy Spirit is the power of God, believe reigning on earth with Jesus, believes that the Lord’s Supper is the 14th of Abib that is done with a little wine at your house, and etc.
History of the Christian Church =
God’s Church through the Ages
http://www.lcg.org/cgi-bin/tw/booklets/tw-bk.cgi?category=Booklets1&amp:item=1104363708
Where is God’s Church today?
http://www.lcg.org/cgi-bin/tw/telecast/tw-telecast.cgi?category=Media1&amp:item=1104439490
History of early Christianity
http://www.cogwriter.com/earlychristianity.htm

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