Skip to comments.“Do Roman Catholics consider Protestants to be Christians?”[open]
Posted on 05/19/2008 5:38:23 PM PDT by netmilsmom
To follow-up, Thanks to all the wonderful Non-catholics who said that Catholics were Christians, this post is for the Catholics to chime in.
Do you think Protestants are Brothers and Sisters in Christ? Are Protestants Christians?
This one does. Most certainly.
Yes, we do from Benedict XVI on down to me.
Probably most of them are.
And we do believe the same thing that most Protestants believe about Catholics. Whereas you think some of our beliefs are flawed, we believe some of your (regardless of denomination) beliefs are flawed.
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but that's just me. I spent 20 years in that wasteland.
In a nutshell, Catholics consider Christ’s sacrifice to be absolutely necessary for salvation. Protestants consider it to be absolutely sufficient. The debate continues, and I would not deign to try to have the last word.
Of course, that wasn't the question, but who's paying attention.
Of course. I consider them brothers and sisters in Christ.
>>And we do believe the same thing that most Protestants believe about Catholics. Whereas you think some of our beliefs are flawed, we believe some of your (regardless of denomination) beliefs are flawed.
Of course, that wasn’t the question, but who’s paying attention. <<
Well it is an answer though.
Sure. If they believe in the Apostles Creed and accept Baptism they are Christians seperated from the True Church but Christain nonetheless.
I consider all Christians and Jews as well, my brothers and sisters.
And surely the question is being asked lots of places.
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” Jews as well, my brothers and sisters.”
That’s a fact, but the question was do Catholics consider Protestants to be Christians. ( -;
And I think people who slam the Blessed Mother, whatever they call themselves, are idiots and I really don't care what they worship.
I remember what an ever-loving dunce I was when I believed all that nonsense.
I said all Christians and Jews.
I AM AN IRISH CATHOLIC!
What could be worse than that?
We have a running tab with our Jewish friends as to whose Mothers can inflict the most GUILT.
Currently a toss -up!
Catholics do call Protestants Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Mormons are not considered Christian by the Catholic faith. Sorry, but true.
If you are baptized according to the Trinitarian Formula and believe the Nicene Creed, you’re a Christian, IMHO. Now, whether they are Churches, or whether they have the fullness of Truth, those are whole other issues. ;-)
>>We have a running tab with our Jewish friends as to whose Mothers can inflict the most GUILT.<<
THAT’S where I got it from!
Most certainly. Especially since I am a Catholic married to a Baptist.
Many of us share reverence for Mary and would never do that.
Thank you all for your kind comments.
>>Most certainly. Especially since I am a Catholic married to a Baptist.<<
Mine was Presbyterian!
Yes, Catholics believe that any person who is baptized with water, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is baptized, and therefore a Christian, unless and until he renounces that baptism of his own free will.
We also believe that since Jesus established only one church and desired we remain one in Him, that there is only one church.
So, we believe that any person who is validly baptized (see above) is a member of the one universal Catholic Church, making him/her a Christian.
We believe the person remains a member of the Catholic Church unless and until he renounces membership in it.
As such, we consider all baptized Christians to be part of the communion of saints, and members of the same body of Christ, ie the same Church or Community.
I apologize in advance if I have phrased something either in a theologically deficient manner or in a way that seems too blunt or shocking to anyone.
Our households were spared the extra guilt! ;-)
No it was marvelous! Thanks!
>>Our households were spared the extra guilt! ;-) <<
Yes. That is why a Protestant entering into full communion with the Church need not be rebaptised, just confirmed.
Don’t be silly of course we do! Geesh!
“We have a running tab with our Jewish friends as to whose Mothers can inflict the most GUILT.”
“The Jews invented guilt but the catholics perfected it.”
I was Catholic and am married to a Baptist. We are both flawed Christians.
Almost all positive responses. Catholics view protestants as Christian, prots — at least some of them, view Catholics as not. Interesting.
It doesn’t prevent them from being Christians with a few rare exceptions.
“Protestant” is too broad of a catch all in that respect.
>>We are both flawed Christians.<<
What about Masons?
“>>Most certainly. Especially since I am a Catholic married to a Baptist.<<
Mine was Presbyterian!”
Mine was Methodist!
>>Catholics view protestants as Christian, prots at least some of them<<
I’m going to say, there are some in every bunch.
Did you see the Protestant thread?
Very kind people there (a couple of the usual suspects but you know!)
Yeah, some of us really “hate” Protestants.
Guess we marry them to make ourselves suffer. LOL!
(personally, I love them!)
>>What about Masons?<<
Are they Protestant?
YES, YES, YES, YES. The only Protestants (if using the term broadly) whom I don’t regard as Christians are those sects that do not believe in the Trinity, and other core teachings of Christian doctrine such as the physical resurrection of Jesus.
Do you thing we protestants especially Southern Baptist will ever it out of purgatory?
Yes, protestants are Christians; although their faith formation is lacking, which leaves them mired in defective churches that don’t understand or adhere to the fullness of faith. They represent the sadness of man’s fallen nature.
The protestants who don't think Catholics are Christians are taking protestant thinking to its logical extreme.
First, the Catholics, then, the Baptists, then, the Methodists, then, the Presbyterians, then, half of their own congregation, then, their pastor, then, everyone except themselves.
A Church of One.
I think as the world turns more muslim, that we Christians will find more in common than apart. I also think that we will need to stick together, despite our differences.