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Differences Between Catholics and Protestants

There has always been questions of religious differences between Catholicism and Christianity with numerous conclusions by scholars of religion stating that Catholics are Christians and thus there is no difference. Photo: YouTube.

These findings therefore brought forward the correct issue of discussion which is the difference between Catholics and Protestants.

Catholics and Protestants are all Christians but there are a few differences, as much as there are a lot of similarities on their beliefs.

A common and significant similarity between Catholics and Protestants is that they both believe that the Bible is the word of God.

The little difference that arises from this is however, Protestants believe that the Bible is the only source of revelation about faith and moral practices of Christians while the Catholics view it differently.

According to Catholics revelation of God comes in two ways: the holy scripture and sacred tradition.

This means Catholics believe the Church has the authority and mandate to interpret the scripture and decide if an interpretation is right or is false.

Protestants, on the other hand see it in a way that pastors and teachers or church leaders can offer valuable guidance on scripture and can be a viewpoint of scripture but this authority is not as powerful as that which Catholics or the Catholic Church accords its priests bishops and the pope.

Because Catholics follow Tradition as well as Scripture, it may seem that Catholic Church does not value Scripture as much as Protestants do.

Contrarily though, Catechism of the Catholic Church, which sums up the beliefs of the Catholic Church, says" ‘Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.’”

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