Analysis Of The Roman Catholic Religious Groups

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The Religious group that I selected to research was the Roman Catholic group. I chose this religion randomly just so that I could have no bias or personal opinion affecting me in my research or paper. Roman Catholics are a part of the Christians. A Christian is a believer and follower of Christ. Catholics and their religion believe in as well as follow Christ too, therefore they are Christians. “Evangelical” Christians have some of the same beliefs as Catholics. Both groups believe that there is only one God, who is three-in-one ("Trinity"): Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And both agree that Jesus is God the Son in human flesh. According to an “Anonymous” source, “They also agree that God is rightly angry with people for not treating him or other people as they should. After we die God will bring everybody back to life and then judge them, and the judgment we deserve is to be punished forever because of the way we’ve lived. But both Catholics and evangelicals believe that Jesus came to earth to sort out that problem by paying the punishment for us when he died on the Cross, and by coming back to life two days later.” The Catholic religion focuses on some details that other Christians do not, I guess this is what makes them different. A main theme in the Catholic religion is praying to Mary (mother of Jesus) and to the 'cult of saints' in general. The word 'cult' is used in a special way in the Roman Catholic Church. Many other Christian religions consider this a form of idolatry. Another one of the most significant disagreements is about how we can really be accepted by God. Christians accept as true that if somebody has belief in Jesus - if they trust him with their lives and follow him - then they are made completely agreeable to God because of Jesus’ death (Romans 3:23-26). The Bible states that this occurs "apart from works"(Romans 4:6). In other words, it doesn’t count on how good a life we reside but only on our trust in Jesus. If we pursue Jesus, we are assured a location in paradise when we pass away (Luke 23:43). Catholics believe that our acceptance by God does count partially on the life that we’ve dwelled. If we’re not good enough, we won’t make it to paradise. Another large-scale distinction is that evangelicals believe that it’s in the Bible that God speaks to us to notify us about himself and how he wants us to reside. Catholics accept as true that he furthermore speaks through the teachings of the church member place of worship and the Pope. But Jesus said that only the Bible is the word of God, not the additional teachings of devout managers (Mark 7:1-13). According