What The Difference Between Catholic and Christhian?

Indonesia
April 12, 2007 2:48am CST
Are they different? What the difference?
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@pumpkinjam (5768)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 07
Catholic is one form of Christian. Christianity is the "umbrella" religion for religions which believe in Jesus, the Trinity, etc. Being a Catholic means that you are a Christian but being a Christian doesn't mean you are a Catholic, only that you believe in Christ but the definition of Christianity would be more along the lines of those who practice the Christian faiths rather than simply meaning you believe in Jesus. Does that help you?
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• Indonesia
12 Apr 07
To call people who believe in Christ we use Christian. Christian people not always catholic.
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• Indonesia
23 Apr 07
u mean that christian is a generally and catholic is one of its genre or what?
@vebela (310)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Think of it this way. All Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics. "Christian" is just the term used to describe people that believe that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. So, in essence, Catholicism is a branch of Christianity. There are many, many, many denominations of Christianity, and each has slightly different traditions from each other, and slightly different belief, and slightly different practices. But, every single one of them centers on Jesus Christ as the foundation of their beliefs.
@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
The definition of Christian is to truly believe that Jesus was the SON OF GOD who was sent to Earth to die for people's sins. The different types of religions you hear about like, Catholic, Baptist, United...etc. are different ways of practicing this belief. That's what I think, anyway.
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• United States
18 May 07
They are very different. A Christian is one who believes that Jesus is Lord and Savior. Not all Christians are Catholic but not all Catholics are actually Christians. Most Christians believe in the bible. The Catholic church seems to believe in itself. It tends to stray from the bible in many areas.
@randy88 (685)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 07
Yes, they are different, besides teaching Jesus, and the trinity, catholic always pray for Maria, as Jesus's mother Catholic use pope monarchy, which is pope as a leader, but, christian didn't use it
@demo3424 (599)
• India
22 Apr 07
i think christian includes orthodox,catholic and the protestants.the catholic is the most dominant among them.there are 2.2 B christians in the world out of which 1.2B are catholic.
@Daquin (46)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Catholic is the Roman Catholic denomination of Christianity. Christian is just a blanket statement for all Christiandom that included Protestantism as well. Thus Christian includes Evangelical, Baptist, Lutheran, etc. The easiest way to understand the term used today though is Catholics are the people at the Vatican and Christians are the people you yell at you from street corners.
@rdurusan (624)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
The catholics and other christian faith are all the same.They just differ in the kind of worship,and the application of faith differ slightly.All i can say is this,the catholics cheated the faithful believers in Jesus,that is why the true believers are left out and the catholics prosper.The protestants are former catholics who protested from the pagan practice of the catholics in worshipping images which is against God.Other religion follow suit because they see that it is profitable and convenient.The Greek religion of christianity is also catholic from the start.That is why there is one time in the history of this church that 2 pope are installed,one from Rome,one from the Byzantine church.By the way i forget,the true believers are the followers of the apostles,particularly Paul because he is assigned to the Gentiles.Is Paul a catholic,or a protestant,or a mormon,definitely not.
• United States
12 Apr 07
the only differences are in the worship itself catholics are more traditional howeve as for the beliefs they are all christians catholics believe and worship Christ so why people think there is such a difference is beyone me if you worship Christ aS saviour then you are a Christian !