December 11, 2023

5 thoughts on “THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PROTESTANT “CHURCHES”: Are they the same? No. Here are the differences.

  1. I was raised Episcopalian. As an adult in my sixties I joined the Roman Catholic Church as we moved and the closes Church for us was a five hour drive one way. The Anglican Church (Church of England) was not started by Henry VIII. The Anglican Church and the Episcopal Church have Apostolic Session, meaning the Priest can trace their Priestly Lineage to the Apostles, therefore Jesus Christ. The Anglican and the Episcopal Churches believe that at Holy Communion the wafer and wine do become the actual Body and Blood of Jesus Christ the same as the Roman Catholic Church.
    Side note the word Catholic means universal church. The Roman Catholic Church members should use the full name of their Church to separate from the Eastern Church and all other Churches that belief in Jesus Christ. Roman show the fact that the Pope is their leader, were as the Archbishop of Canterbury is the leader of the Anglican Church (Church of England)and the Persiding Bishop is the leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. These Church leaders all answer to God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Meaning the Trinity. The three Churches also follow the same Church Calendar.
    Now I’m just a common person not an educated Theological Person. I just know from being a cradle Christian and studying my Sunday School lesson and then my RCIA questioning the Priests who Pastured their flock like Jesus did.

  2. The author omitted an important distinction, Consubstantiation (embraced by most Protestant Churches) in which the bread & wine retain these characteristics while also becoming the body & blood of Christ vs.Transubstantiation (embraced by the Catholic Church) in which the bread & wine actually and fully become the body & blood of Christ.

  3. What about the Eastern Orthodox Church? It needs to be acknowledged that for 1054 years there was One Church. Then, in 1054, the Church of Rome split off from the four other mother churches and where Protestant churches split from.

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