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?
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.<<