Catholicism Throughout the world there are many religions. Some that may even mean the same. My own religion is Methodist although I am affiliated with a Baptist church. The religion that I will bring before you will be Catholicism. Catholicism is one of the religions that is a little different but interesting from the research that I have performed. Catholic is defined as "related to the Roman Catholic church, its members, or its beliefs" (Bing, 2013) Catholicism emerged around the year 180 CE. The Catholic Church is lead by the Pope and based in the Vatican in Rome. Although the exact date of the beginning of Catholicism is not determined. This religion is the one that believes that Jesus Christ was born without "original sin." In other words saying that Jesus Christ was born perfect he had never done any harm. Catholics believe in what they call the seven sacraments which are; the sacrament of baptism, the sacrament of confirmation, the sacrament of holy communion, the sacrament of confession, the sacrament of marriage, the sacrament of holy orders and anointing the sick. Each of these has some type meaning. The first one being baptism which happens as an infant which removes the affects of original sin. Confirmation is receiving the age of reasoning, this happens in teens, they have the decision to continue on with his or her faith. Holy communion happens when you receive the Eucharist(the body and blood of Christ) you began this at the second grade level. Confessions are when the priest assist Christ with the forgiveness of sins. Holy orders is when the priest accepts his calling. Catholics believe that these sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ during his life on earth. They also believe that the truth is found in the Bible, as interpreted by the Church, but also found in Church traditions. Catholics ten commandments are as follows; "I am the lord thy, God which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Honour thy father and thy mother. Thou shalt not kill.Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house("Roman Catholic Ten Commandments", 2007). During my interview held on October 30, 2013 @ 9:30 am at the Columbia County Annex building in the Tax Collectors office where I interviewed Mrs. Janey Griep which is my sister's co-worker. Earlier in this class we were required to come up with seven or more questions. I came up with questions that I thought could give me a lot of insight, knowing nothing about this religions. Then I asked my sister's co-worker if she would be honored if I interviewed her. So not only did I interview her but I printed the questions out the week I was going to interview her and she was able to give me or insight because she knew and had other sources of information that I could use. So we sat there that morning going over all of the questions that I had. Although she proceeded to tell me that my questions were deep and some of them she did not have an answer to. During the interview I learned that Catholics believe under this creed" We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the
November 20, 2012
For the beginning of the first thousand years Roman Catholicism did not exist in Christianity as we all know today. Only because there was no such thing back then as Protestantism as well as no Eastern Orthodoxy to distinguish Roman Catholicism. Back then in the first thousand years there was only the one holy Catholic Church and it was run by the early creeds that are known as the body of believers of Christianity around the world. Catholics are united…
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A Catholic could be defined as a person that believes in one God. Catholicism is a worldwide religious tradition with over a billion members. With this ever growing religion, it will only gets larger in number. To be a Catholic means to have complete faith in God and his divine grace. Having God's divine grace means to obey it and keep it holy as it was created by God and given to his people. The religion itself is based on this and the people take it very seriously. Catholics believe…
in AD 30 (http://www.evidenceforchristianity.org/where-and-when-did-the-catholicism-begin/). The Roman Catholic Church contends that its origin is the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ in approximately A.D. 30. The Catholic Church proclaims itself to be the church that Jesus Christ died for, the church that was established and built by the apostles. For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was banned by the Roman Empire, and Christians were terribly persecuted.…
Christianity began with the teachings of Jesus Christ. No one knows the exact time of Jesus' birth, but they know it was sometime around 5 B.C. The Jewish religion believes that there is going to be a messiah (the anticipated savior of the Jews). When Jesus claimed to be the messiah chosen by God, many people thought that he was telling the truth. Those people that did believe Jesus, became Christians. The people that didn't believe Jesus, kept their religion.
The Orthodox religion was founded in…
little more about religion, Christianity and Catholicism.
Christianity is defined by The Free Dictionary (2013), as a person professing belief in Jesus Christ and following the religion based teachings on the life of Jesus. A person learns these teachings by reading the holy bible, church services, and is passed down from one generation to the next. When reading the holy bible a person can learn several important teachings and myths about how God created the earth and how Jesus was born to the virgin…
the many rituals and ceremonies essential to Jewish religious practice.
Christianity developed out of Judaism in the 1st century C.E. It is founded on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and those who follow him are called "Christians." Christianity has many different branches and forms with accompanying variety in beliefs and practices. The three major branches of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, with numerous subcategories within…
For Catholics worship is liturgical
(follows a set pattern or ritual)
and it is sacramental (emphasis
on the Sacrament the
Eucharist). The Eucharist or
Mass is the main form of
Drawn from both Scripture and
the Tradition of the Church: the
Magisterium is the teaching
authority of the Catholic Church.
It is hierarchical and structured
have so many different religions out here in today’s society there is a lot and you may wonder why we don’t have just one. Well I am here to explain why not and I will be comparing and contrasting three monotheistic religions which are: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. I will discuss the uniqueness of each religion regarding their beliefs and basic teachings. Also will be talking about each religion background information, on how they religion got started. Who were their founding fathers and how where…
A BOOK REVIEW OF GETTING TO KNOW THE CHURCH FATHERS
BY BRYAN M. LITFIN
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
CHHI 520: History of Christianity I
Dr. Gregory Tomlin
Review written by
Curtisha D. Lawrence
22 September 2013
Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction By Bryan M. Litfin: Baker Publishing Group, 2007, 301 pp, $14.63 paperback.
Bryan M. Litfin, an author and associate professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute, has offered a compelling view…
Christianity and Islam are two of the largest religions in the world. They both had origins around the same location, near present day Middle East. Although they are very different in practices and rituals, the two religions share many similarities. The religions both worship the Judeo-Christian-Islamic (JCI) concept of God. They can trace their origins to Abraham and his descendants. Christianity was founded on the beliefs of Jesus’s teachings as told by The Bible. Islam was formed by Muhammad,…