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“Catholic” Does Not Mean “Roman Catholic”

Be certain when defending God’s Word that you keep in mind that there is an air of confusion with the term “Catholic.” By definition “Catholic” refers to and means “universal” and theologically means “the entire Christian Church.” As the Roman Catholic Church does not follow proper Christian doctrine it cannot mean the same and cannot even be called Christian for that matter.

God Bless

Brian Mason

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13 responses to ““Catholic” Does Not Mean “Roman Catholic”

  1. I don’t know who I am communicating with on this comment as you don’t use a name, however if you believe that your works can save you, then there is a real salvation issue at stake. You “see nothing wrong with all of these”? Let me ask you…
    Can you pray directly to Jesus? Praying to Mary is idolatrous. Mary WAS a sinner that needed a savior like all of us sinners need the Savior Jesus Christ. I too was a Roman Catholic and was saved by reading the Word of God, not by changing and fabricated doctrines of that false church. Believe the Word of God not the pope.
    May the Holy Spirit light your way.
    God Bless

  2. I see nothing wrong with all of these. What you fail to mention is what comes before and after what you just quoted.

  3. Because the RCC doctrine is anti-Christ. Check out the RCC Doctrine from the RCC catechism:

    The Catholic Church is the one true church (CCC 2105), Infallibility of the Catholic Church, (CCC 2035), Only the Roman Catholic Church has authority to interpret Scripture (CCC 100), The Pope is the head of the church and has the authority of Christ (CCC 2034), The Roman Catholic Church is necessary for salvation (CCC 846), Sacred Tradition equal to scripture (CCC 82), Forgiveness of sins, salvation, is by faith and works (CCC 2036 CCC 2080 2068), Full benefit of Salvation is only through the Roman Catholic Church (Vatican 2, Decree on Ecumenism, 3), Grace can be merited (CCC 2010 CCC 2027), The merit of Mary and the Saints can be applied to Catholics and others (1477), Penance is necessary for salvation (CCC 980), Purgatory (CCC 1031 CCC 1475), Indulgences (CCC 1471 CCC 1478 CCC 1498 CCC 1472), Mary is Mediatrix (CCC 969), Mary brings us the gifts of eternal salvation (CCC 969), Mary delivers souls from death (CCC 966), Prayer to the saints (CCC 2677), The Communion elements become the actual body and blood of Christ (CCC 1374 CCC 1376).

  4. Why do you say that the Roman Catholics don’t follow doctrine?

  5. kaptonok

    No I am a live and let live agnostic.
    I’m retired on the south coast of England so I have time to browse.
    I have no higher education but I have taught myself what I can.
    Thanks for replying.

  6. Curious as to why you are making these points? You are an athiest am I correct? Not trying to be insulting here, but you don’t seem to have basic knowledge of reformed theology indicated by your questioning and statements. I suggest you study the basics of reformed theology. Thank you for your interest!
    God Bless

  7. kaptonok

    We have to update our interpretation of the Bible in these enlightened days. Many Christians now believe Genesis not to be literal.
    Remember it was written thousands of years ago when there was no modern scientific knowledge. All the time new truths about the world are unfolding and we must move with the times.
    Its not up to us to judge each Christian must be comfortable with his faith.
    The Pope has pronounced that atheists who follow their consciences can go to heaven. Thats a big step to take now he must agree to controception and abortion.
    Christians must lead the way in religious reformation so Muslims and Jews can follow.

  8. “Reasons to believe” is “in my opinion” heretical. “Many mainline Churches have accepted women ministers and same sex marriage.” I will not disagree, however these churches are in direct opposition to what God’s Word says, it is not me that is harsh so you better take it up with God. God’s Word does not change my friend.

  9. kaptonok

    I think you are being a little too harsh modern Christianity is a very broad church. We now have big bang Christianity to be found on the site reasons to believe.
    Many mainline Churches have accepted women ministers and same sex marriage. The church has moved with the times.
    In some ways the Catholic Church is behind but things are moving.
    We need to be thankfull that religious people are waking up to the modern world.

  10. Yes they are my words. The doctrine in Christianity is very important for Salvation. If the Roman Catholic Church preaches anti-Christian doctrine then it is not Christian, simple. If the Roman Catholic actually believes what the Vatican is pumping out, they will go to hell.

  11. kaptonok

    No need to be sorry ; but are they your words? Let me say I’m not a Catholic but a live and let live agnostic. I do not believe millions of different humans can adequately be defined by one label — Catholic. Nor indeed by the label Christian.

  12. Sorry Kaptonok, I stand by my words. I have many articles on this blog that warns people of the idolatry and anti-Christ propaganda that the RCC teaches.

    God Bless

  13. kaptonok

    You should say you don’t think it should be called Christian.
    Then you should add in my opinion it does not follow proper Christian doctrine.
    Perhaps you could elucidate the difference between proper Christian doctrine and plain Christian doctrine.

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