What Catholics Believe

Central tenets of this faith, based on the questions in the Belief-O-Matic quiz.

gt1085

06/26/2011 08:35:59 AM

Roman Catholics are known Devil Worshipers european churches do not associate themselves with the truth only for satan the this church still stand all europeans worship satan known fact it your fathers who have complete a white race that donot know thier history and is the reason and conditions we`re in now,But the caucasians are starting to wake up,but it may too late for the european they have NO clue of who they are catholic leaders prefer whites to stay dumb and ignorant about thier history these roman vatican are Devil in the flesh pope is satans angel.

bp17

02/24/2011 02:38:50 PM

I also forgot, all Protestents religoins came from the Catholic faith. Martin Luther broke off from the Catholic Church and formed the Evengelical Chuch, (Lutheran in the US). All other factions, (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc), broke off from there.

bp17

02/24/2011 02:32:34 PM

Obivously KJVbaptist has now clue what he/she is talking about. Catholics don't worship Mary. It is even in the paragraph above on what we believe. And I quote, "Mary, the mother of Jesus, is highly revered, though not worshipped. "

ChuChu

02/04/2011 10:00:25 PM

I am a Catholic, but I do not believe that Catholic is the true church. It is just only faith and knowledge that I learn from my parents. I am sure, if I were born Buddhism, my faith in this religion will also the same as my faith in the Catholic church. I just learn a lot from my parents because we're all Catholics. I am just interested to other religions... he he he he.

KJVbaptist

01/22/2011 09:18:07 PM

I BELIEVE AND KNOW THAT WE SHOULD NOT WORSHIP MARY! I AM AN INDEPENTANT FUNDAMENTAL KJV BIBLE BELIEVEING BAPTIST! JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON. IF YOU ARE NOT BORN AGAIN BY JESUS'S BLOOD THAT HE SHED ON THE CROSS YOU MINE AND YOUR SINS AND ASK GOD TO SAVE YOU FROM YOUR SINS THEN I KNOW THAT YOU WILL DIE AND GO TO HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY! JESUS LOVES YOU! ASK HIM TO SAVE YOU TODAY. STOP BELIVEING THIS STUPID, WRONG, AWFUL, LIEING CATHOLIC STUFF! JESUS L♥VES YOU!

annedustin

06/20/2010 04:43:59 PM

Dear batg, You asked to note anything you have wrong. I think you should look at the Second Paragraph, Fifth Line of the Apostles Creed which you wrote out. You wrote, "Was Crucified Dead and Buried." I believe that should be "Died" not "Dead." That seems to be a German to English translation problem rather than a theological concern, though. In German, I think you mean to say "gestorben" as in "Jesus starb" not "tot." It would be very poor grammar and meaning to say "Jesus tot" in a sentence like the creed. So I think you meant to write, "was crucified, died, and was buried."

annedustin

06/20/2010 04:33:29 PM

Simply Inspired: You wrote your comment more than a year ago, so I suppose my comments are moot for you; however, you asked bellajenn "Are you mad?" Then you told her to skip a verse in a passage just to make your point. Simply Inspired, doing that is simply using proof texts and editing them how ever YOU choose to make YOUR point. You may want to study some biblical exegesis such as text criticism, historical criticism, literary criticism, grammatical criticism, redaction criticism, or canonical criticism in order to learn to understand all of the bible. You could probably study this online even if there is no school offering classes in your home town. You wanted bellajenn to read Revalations 17:4,6. Let's look at that passage and include verse 5 (the verse you told her to omit): "17:4 The woman was wearing purple and scarlet and adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls. She held in her hand a gold cup that was filled with the abominable and sordid deeds of her harlotry. 17:5 On her forehead was written a name, which is a mystery, "Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth." 17:6 I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the holy ones and on the blood of the witnesses to Jesus. When I saw her I was greatly amazed." If you also put the passage back into the entire section and read 17:4-6 in context, you will find that the author of Revelation is writing about a present event with allusion to a previous event in the Old Testament. (You could also read a historical critical analysis and a literary critical analysis to learn this information.) As you know, the Babylonian exile(s) was one of the saddest events in the First testament. According to Methodist author Dennis Bratcher, regarding the Book of Revalation: "The book is a symbolic account of the first century church’s struggle with Roman persecution. The symbols are drawn from ancient texts as well as contemporary culture to dramatize the plight of the church and to encourage its members in the face of troubled times." (http://www.crivoice.org/therevelation.html) So, in the writing, Babylon refers to Rome and the persecutions of Christians being performed. It was not until the middle ages that different faith traditions started to come up with other interpretations (Protestant Reformers claimed the "beast" was the sitting Pope, while Catholics said it was Martin Luther). If we use the tools the Lord has let us discover, we can learn so much more about his Word to us in the Bible. I am sorry I could not find a Seventh Day Adventist heremeutic to look at the passage to help you understand it from within your faith tradition, but I hope this helps. I just wanted you to understand that taking verses out of context did not prove your point and calling bellajenn "mad" is not what the love of God is about.

italy245

02/25/2010 09:00:11 PM

Dear batg, I am Catholic, and there are two things that you said that are not accurate to what the Catholic Church teaches. 1. With the Blood in the chalice. We believe that it truly is the blood of Christ. That it is transfigured through God and the power of the Holy Spirit. 2. Peter was the first pope. When Jesus said "and this the rock that which I will build my church on". He was talking about Peter. For the Catholic Church Peter was the first physical head of the church after Jesus ascened. While the Pope may be the physical figure head of the church Jesus is and still will remain the spirtual and true head of the church.

batg

08/17/2009 02:59:50 PM

Allowe me to make a few more statements. First Im sorry for posting my last message 3 times it was purely by accident. second i have read all of your messages and there if alot of crazy talk from both sides. First what the pope is wearing dosent matter, how can someone who accepted Christ as his saviour be evil? You read into it to far, the gold decor on his robe is a makeup of religous symbols held dear by most denomenations of the Christian faith the cup that is in his hand, first of all, is not in his handall the time, and it dose not contain the blood of saints, but the blood of Christ, and even then thats just the presence, its really Wine. second How can you say the Catholic Church Is the only Church That is Going to Heaven when that is not what the Catholic Bible says?The passage in my last Message is in there too in fact we share the exact Same bible.Get you'alls act together this is the devision that Paul talked about in 1st Corinthians. I may not be a Catholic But I Love the Catholic Church Just As much As any other Christian Church. We will be judged by are Faith And Deeds And Motivs, and there will be people from every denomenation who will go to Heaven And to Hell. Stop trying to find your diffrences and look at your Simularitys and realize that you are all a part of that one body that is the Christian Church and that in the end All denomenations including the Catholic Church are man made and will fall into the pit of Hell And those who Bound themselvs to the body of Christ which is the one true Church will recieve eternal life. Peter was not the first pope he was the first to ackowledge Jesus, Yashua, Iesvs, isa. As the Christ, messiah. and on that rock he built his church and will continue to build untill Every nation Has herd the good news And then He will Come Again In Glory to judge the Wicked And the living. Here is the Apostles Creed A holy text that we recite in my church tell me if you see anything evil and I will show you where you are Wrong. I believe in God the Father Almighty Maker of Heaven and Earth And in Jeasu Christ His Only Son Our lord Who was Concevied by the Holy Spirit Born of the Virgin Mary Suffered Under Pontius Pilat Was Crucified Dead and Buried The Third day He rose from The Dead He Acended into Heaven And sittith at the Right hand of God the father Almighty From thence He shall come to Judge the Quick and the Dead I believe in The Holy Spirit The Holy catholic Church The Communion of Saints The forgiveness of sins The resurection of the body and the life everlasting Amen Ill be Waiting for the next message to apearon this screen.

batg

08/17/2009 02:23:04 PM

First of all, Im not a Catholic, But I am involved with a Catholic community and they are the farthest thing from Evil. It hurts me to see a Christian Church be trashed by other people and then they call themselvs Christians. The Apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the Church at Corinth (1st Corinthians) that the body is made up of many parts And though they are many parts they make up one body, each part has its own purpos in this world and though they are not the same they should not be devided. That tells me that the Christian Church Is not one Denomenation but many With its own Purpos And though they are diffrent they should have Equal Concern for each other. It dosnt matter if you are a Baptist Or a Methodist or a Pentacostal if you believe in God, and Accept his son As your Savior You WILL Be saved, And that includes Catholics Too! I am a United Methodist Christian With roots in the Pentacostal, Southern Baptist, Church Of Christ , Latterday St., Fundementalist, and Roman Catholic Church. And I say One Body Many Parts As the Word of God Says. Scripture Refrence is to 1 Corinthians 12:12-28 Any translation

batg

08/17/2009 02:22:34 PM

First of all, Im not a Catholic, But I am involved with a Catholic community and they are the farthest thing from Evil. It hurts me to see a Christian Church be trashed by other people and then they call themselvs Christians. The Apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the Church at Corinth (1st Corinthians) that the body is made up of many parts And though they are many parts they make up one body, each part has its own purpos in this world and though they are not the same they should not be devided. That tells me that the Christian Church Is not one Denomenation but many With its own Purpos And though they are diffrent they should have Equal Concern for each other. It dosnt matter if you are a Baptist Or a Methodist or a Pentacostal if you believe in God, and Accept his son As your Savior You WILL Be saved, And that includes Catholics Too! I am a United Methodist Christian With roots in the Pentacostal, Southern Baptist, Church Of Christ , Latterday St., Fundementalist, and Roman Catholic Church. And I say One Body Many Parts As the Word of God Says. Scripture Refrence is to 1 Corinthians 12:12-28 Any translation

batg

08/17/2009 02:22:30 PM

First of all, Im not a Catholic, But I am involved with a Catholic community and they are the farthest thing from Evil. It hurts me to see a Christian Church be trashed by other people and then they call themselvs Christians. The Apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the Church at Corinth (1st Corinthians) that the body is made up of many parts And though they are many parts they make up one body, each part has its own purpos in this world and though they are not the same they should not be devided. That tells me that the Christian Church Is not one Denomenation but many With its own Purpos And though they are diffrent they should have Equal Concern for each other. It dosnt matter if you are a Baptist Or a Methodist or a Pentacostal if you believe in God, and Accept his son As your Savior You WILL Be saved, And that includes Catholics Too! I am a United Methodist Christian With roots in the Pentacostal, Southern Baptist, Church Of Christ , Latterday St., Fundementalist, and Roman Catholic Church. And I say One Body Many Parts As the Word of God Says. Scripture Refrence is to 1 Corinthians 12:12-28 Any translation

batg

08/17/2009 02:22:26 PM

First of all, Im not a Catholic, But I am involved with a Catholic community and they are the farthest thing from Evil. It hurts me to see a Christian Church be trashed by other people and then they call themselvs Christians. The Apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the Church at Corinth (1st Corinthians) that the body is made up of many parts And though they are many parts they make up one body, each part has its own purpos in this world and though they are not the same they should not be devided. That tells me that the Christian Church Is not one Denomenation but many With its own Purpos And though they are diffrent they should have Equal Concern for each other. It dosnt matter if you are a Baptist Or a Methodist or a Pentacostal if you believe in God, and Accept his son As your Savior You WILL Be saved, And that includes Catholics Too! I am a United Methodist Christian With roots in the Pentacostal, Southern Baptist, Church Of Christ , Latterday St., Fundementalist, and Roman Catholic Church. And I say One Body Many Parts As the Word of God Says. Scripture Refrence is to 1 Corinthians 12:12-28 Any translation

ribbit1414

08/06/2009 01:51:57 AM

thank you, tlgirl. finally someone gets it. personally. you believe what you believe. if you're a different faith, benjamin1943, great for you... but you don't have to trash us catholics who firmly believe in our faith. and btw. wasn't it law that everyone become part of hitler youth in the forty's? mhmmm. maybe someone should have thought of that before they post a nice little comment for the world to see. and i hope you get that verse out of the ORIGINAL bible. the king james version is jacked up. it has pieces missing and words changed up to fit what king james wanted to be considered right, not GOD'S words. that's all. ~GOD BLESS!

tlgirl

08/03/2009 08:28:07 AM

I suggest that to all those wishing to insult a faith that you put yourself in those peoples shoes and imagine how you would feel if someone said that to you. We all have a right to our opinions, but please don't be so nasty that you tell people what they can or can't believe and to antagonize others on a chat is just silly. If you think you have everything figured out please go tell your opinion to your local msgr. or priest who can help correct your misconceptions, but do not use the internet as a means to voice your angry opinions. May God be with you all.

sigh

07/02/2009 09:19:16 AM

Simply_inspired, you do know that purple is considered a royal color, right? Throughout history purple has always been worn by the leaders of nations, all the way back to ancient times. The pope is a leader, hence the symbolic purple and jewels etc. The Papal inquisition did not outlaw being a Christian, otherwise Catholics would have been outlawed as well. Rome is not a nation, at least not any more. Rome is the capital of the modern day nation of Italy. Rome is built upon 7 hills. Vatican City is a nation inside of Rome, and it is not on any of the hills. Please, before you insult an entire faith, provide some kind of backing to your reasoning. To say that my faith is evil is incredibly insulting. I have read the bible, unlike some Catholics, and it would do you well to not pick and choose your passages. I can do the same too. I could quote Matt. 16:18 and say "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." The Pope is the direct link to Peter, hence the Catholic church remains the true church. See what I did there?

simply_inspired

06/06/2009 04:45:33 PM

BellaJenn999 are you mad? Revelation 17:4 "And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. Skip V 5 Verse 6 : "And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus and when I saw her I wondered with great admiration. What church do you know of who's leader wears the colors of Purple and scarlet and is decked with gold and precious stones and pearls having a golden cup in his hand? The Catholic church and the Pope! Drunken with the blood of the saints? The Papal inquisiton. It became against the law to be Christian. Verse 9: "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman siteth." What nation do you know of that sits on seven mountains which can also be interpreted as hills? Rome. Rome as well as the Catholic Doctrine is evil. The believers of this doctrine are being deceived. Read the bible and read it well.

benjamin1943

02/21/2009 12:45:37 AM

During the 1940s, Hitler's Nazis sent millions of Jews, homosexual, gypsies, and other innocent people to death camps. Pope Benedict XVI, then Josef Ratzinger, was a member of Hitler’s Youth. In present time, the European Union has submitted a United Nations proposal to decriminalize homosexuality and is protesting the execution of homosexuals (some as young as 18 years of age) in Iran; but Ratzinger’s Vatican is fighting and trying to quash that proposal. In addition, Ratzinger is sideling up to Catholic splinter groups whose members believe that the Jews of today should be held responsible for the suffering and death of Jesus Christ and that there never was a holocaust (an idea shared by Iran’s President Mahmud Ahmadinejad). The Roman Catholic Easter Mass contains a passion play in which the parishioners participate. The play has the Jewish leaders of the time accepting blame for the suffering and death of Jesus for the Jews of today. During the middle ages, after this mass, the parishioners had been know to leave the church to go looking for Jews to torment. Now that the reforms of Pope John XXIII have been overturned, where is the Catholic Church going? Bad theology in the 1940s lead to bad public policy in Germany and bad theology today can repeat that history.

josephine86

02/02/2009 07:59:34 AM

My view is everybody has to believe in something. I am a catholic and I believe so strongly in the catholic faith - partly because I was born a catholic. I am not sure what I will believe in if I were born into a different faith at birth. Seeing the teachings of the Catholic Church, I am a strong believer. But it is in the bible that no one has the power to judge except God. I know in my heart and mind what I feel, what I know is right and what I know is wrong. But I cannot judge someone based on these, and only God and time will tell. "Blessed are those who have not seen but believe". Gods blessings.

bellajenn999

01/26/2009 08:56:02 PM

To those who do not know, the Catholic Church does NOT teach that all catholics go to heaven. On the contrary, Jesus said the gate is narrow that leads to heaven and wide is the road that leads to perdition. Say what you will, but the Catholic faith is the ONLY religion founded by Jesus Christ and it will last until the end of time. Regardless of how many new religions are formed ( by man) the only real path to eternal salvation is through the Catholic faith. Are there problems in the Church? Absolutely! But that doesn't diminish the truth. Everybody talks about rights these days- the right to do this or that-but what you all seem to be missing is your true right. That is the right to the TRUTH. And the only place you will find the TRUTH is in the Catholic Church.

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