Catholicism IS Christianity

I really want to correct the misconception that Catholicism is just a branch of Christianity and at the same time correct the lie that Catholicism is not Christian. Catholicism is NOT just a branch of Christianity. Catholicism IS Christianity. Other Christian sects are just poor imitations of Catholicism. They separated from Catholicism and invented their own teachings to suit their own personal agenda. Others have strayed so far that calling them Christians is not only inaccurate but absolutely false (E.g., religions that claim to be Christians but reject the Trinity, like Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons, which, ridiculously enough, claim they restored Christianity). Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the Trinity but the basic tenet of Christianity is the Trinity, so how can one be a Christian if he, or she, rejects the Trinity? To say that a Christian is someone who follows Jesus’ teachings is being vague since Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses have their own version of Jesus. Their Jesus is not the Jesus that Christians know. Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Jesus is just an angel. But when Jehovah’s Witnesses are deliberately trying to mislead Christians away from Christianity, they claim that Jesus is also a god (implying that Jesus is merely a creation among many). In the US Christianity is too watered-down that only a very few have an idea of what Christianity really is. The problem is the watered-down Christianity is spreading like wild fire across the globe so ignorance of Christianity is spreading (Ignorance of Catholicism is ignorance of Christianity). I blame it on the bible fundamentalists who know nothing about the history of Christianity because they’re well-versed in their revisionist history. Bible fundamentalists, who prefer to be called as just “Christians” (to own that word), or “born again”, are continuously lying about the teachings of Catholicism. They also chime in with anti-Catholic “atheists”, or any anti-Catholics, in highlighting the individual Catholic’s flaw in an attempt to say that Catholicism is evil. They would do anything, no matter what it takes, to destroy Catholicism. They mean us harm. No, I’m not being paranoid. In bible fundamentalists’ (and anti-Catholics in general) attempt to destroy Catholicism, they’re attempting to destroy our way to know God. But I’m not only blaming the bible fundamentalists. I know that a lot of cradle Catholics (like myself) are guilty of being indifferent for so long that we failed to defend Catholicism from the lies and venom that those bible fundamentalists are spewing against Catholicism. On top of that, Catholicism is also being attacked from within by some Catholics with the same venom and lies that bible fundamentalists spew, not to mention the Catholic priests that gave Catholicism shame (they opened a door for enemies to attack Catholicism by committing crimes against children). Now, many people see that as an opportunity to shame Catholicism into silence in an attempt to destroy Catholicism. So, as devout Catholics, we must make our true doctrines known. Like Fr. Barron said, “Catholic stories are being told by the wrong people in the wrong way. We need to tell our own story. We need to get the message out so as to draw people in”. It is our duty as Catholics to spread the fullness of truth, which is God, and which only Catholicism can provide because Catholicism is The Church that Jesus built. We, Catholics must be steadfast in our devotion to God by defending our faith.

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6 Responses to Catholicism IS Christianity

  1. Cerlaire says:

    I don’t agree with you because I’m an Anglican (arrrrrgh Henry VIII and the split from Rome arrrrrghhh!) :-)

    But I just wanted to say that I appreciate the energy with which you blog. It’s good to have strong opinions.

    In South Korea I found that people thought Roman Catholicm wasn’t Christianity and I got quite offended on the behalf of Rome. But then I discovered it’s a historical accident. Protestant missionaries were more energetic in Korea at an earlier date and Catholic customs were so different that the locals genuinely thought they were two separate religions.

  2. David says:

    The devil will always use whatever tools are available to divide the Catholic Church and destroy her. But if you read Revelation, there lies the final answer. Christianity wins. Catholics win. So persevere, regardless of who’s against you. Persevere!

    Cerlaire, if you know that Henry willfully split because he wanted a divorce, you know that Catholicism is the true faith. Why don’t you come on over??? What’s stopping you?

    I know many pastors who can’t come over even though they know it’s true, because they have mouths to feed. Some do take the plunge, and many Anglicans have converted and been employed by the Catholic Church.

    Come on! We welcome you with open arms…

  3. Cerlaire says:

    I don’t want to be a member of a church that puts women priests and paedophilia on the same list of bad things. That was unbelievably offensive to women and the many excellent women priests I know.

    That will be one reason. Also I think there’s room in this world for more than one style of Christian worship. Not just Roman Catholicism.

    So thank you for your invitation but I couldn’t come into Roman Catholicism because of things like that. I do recognise that you are a proper church, just as a I recognise the Baptists and the Methodists, so I’m not disagreeing with you guys. It’s just not for me.

    • David says:

      They aren’t on the same list. That’s just another excuse. We do things the way Christ did. He had every opportunity to have women apostles, but didn’t. This is the primary reason why there’s no female priests. Women are called to serve God differently. I know there are many bad woman priests, too, as well as many bad male priests.
      Regarding style of worship, your style and ours are not that far apart. In fact, there are many styles of worship within the Catholic Church.

  4. Cerlaire says:

    I agree. Some Anglican churches, like mine, are very similar to Catholic churches. We’ve just been admiring a liturgy book written by a cardinal from the Philippines. There are a lot of Anglicans who identify as catholic but not as Roman Catholics.

    But that still won’t sway me. Women priests, clergy celibacy, condoms etc … It’s all too off putting.

    • Lemraque says:

      One of the reasons why some Anglicans are coming back to the Catholic Church is the female “priests” in Anglican churches. You can Google-search it if you like.

      Thank you so much for reading this post and for your comment.

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