The most crucial difference between Catholics and Bible Christians is on the issue of salvation. When I noticed all of the links to Catholic lists and sites, I was perplexed. Featured Apologetics. Jump to navigation Jump to search. We talk about everything else that's important to us; why not talk about Christ the same way? Welcome! Published December 16, 2009 . How not to talk about God: An interview with Karen Armstrong. Catholics view salvation almost entirely as a process, while Christians view salvation as both a completed status and a process. WikiProject Television This article is within the scope of WikiProject Television, a collaborative effort to develop and improve Wikipedia articles about television programs. Read more. They have refused to be my friends, and shunned the truth of the Word of God. Influence on the Arts: Catholic Churches / Abbeys often have many images of scenes in the Bible. Do I still have the right to a catholic wedding & funeral in the future? Nine Reasons Why Some People Abandon Christianity (And How to Talk to Them about God) Hannah Hansen January 15, 2019. Even though Wikipedia have NPOV, we can convert it to CPOV without much effort:)Inkybutton 02:23, 26 March 2006 (UTC)user_talk:inkybutton|user:inkybutton Yes, the only qualification is that you must put {{Wikipedia|Article name}} at the bottom of the page to respect the other authors. What Is Confirmation in the Catholic Church? Catholic funerals Catholics believe in Heaven and Hell, but also in Purgatory. I have a couple of Catholic friends that I have tried for some time now to convert to Christianity. It can be difficult putting that advice into practice. Karen Armstrong has met atheist Richard Dawkins a number of times. ; New to Wikipedia? How to Talk to an Atheist about Christianity. Some atheists are deeply opposed to religion, some find it uninteresting, and others respect it as a different lifestyle. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Catholic Church article. Talk:Christianity: A History. Trust the Bible? How to Explain Jesus to a Non-Believer 1. Jul 14, 2016 - By Jason Anderson and Jennifer Fulwiler Once upon a time, not so long ago, atheism was the belief system that dared not speak its name. Question: New Agers talk a lot about nirvana. Christianity Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in learning more. A U.S. Catholic interview. Catholic Answers Staff • Download Share. So that we remain focused on the rock solid basics, I'd like to talk about the three C's of Christianity. Protestant churches do to a lesser extent. When I went to the list of 10 books on Catholicism, I was shocked to discover that they were promoting the Catholic Church...It has been called the largest cult in the world. Karen Armstrong shares a vision of faith that is less about proofs than practice. Together we make up three quarters of world Christianity. Pray for Wisdom. We can add the World Council of Churches with the same size. I am 14 years of age but have been a Christian for three years. Simply put – Catholics are Christians because we are followers of Christ. The first draft of this article has been copied from the Catholic Encyclopedia, published in 1917, the copyright of which has long expired. Admit and confess to the numerous places where Christians have got it wrong, and state that the only real goal of following Jesus is love. Although there are non-Catholic Christians that are not protestant like the Greek Orthodox. It might also be a good idea to note the date that the article was forked. Sign up to join this community . Do you have atheists friends or family members? One person in the audience, who was utterly convinced that Catholics could only vote in one way, even went knocking door-to-door to known Catholic homes with the “wrong” sign … 1. Did Jesus Exist? Loading... By Jason Anderson and Jennifer Fulwiler . Religion. In the Catholic Church, sins come in two basic types: mortal sins that imperil your soul and venial sins, whic... Catholicism. Anyone can speak this language. Catholics normally believe in the importance of "faith working through love" and sacraments in receiving salvation. : Put new text under old text. Language; Watch; Edit; There are no discussions on this page. This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject. Even after that Protestant Christianity didn’t come around until the 1500’s. How to Talk to Your Kids About Homosexuality Talking about Christianity with an atheist can be a difficult experience. The Catholic Church has 1.2 billion members. Ask questions, get answers. Click here to start a new topic. What exactly is nirvana, and how does it compare with the Christian idea of heaven? Before the last Canadian election I gave a public talk about how to vote as a Catholic. Agree with our atheist critics! I tried to select a truly academic, historical overview from as secular a source as possible. I need help with the issue of these friends of mine. Jesus Christ is what the Bible is all about. Christianity Today’s 2021 Book Awards Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture. But you don't have to go thru RCIA and you don't have to be baptized again. You really need to talk to your parish priest about this. Thanks. Rwflammang 02:37, 14 March 2013 (UTC) Here is the original source. Protestant Christianity normally can be thought of as non-Catholic Christians (Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Non-denomination… etc). Feb 22, 2017 - By Jason Anderson and Jennifer Fulwiler Once upon a time, not so long ago, atheism was the belief system that dared not speak its name. The current debates about God’s existence hardly lift us up to transcendence. Does the evidence point to God or away from Him? If you want to talk about religion with an atheist, it's important to choose your words and actions with care and compassion. Your input would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page where you can join the discussion. Talk:Election in Christianity. If you re-join, you will have those rights. I invite you to take a similar approach with them. Also note influence on the history of music. Answers to some questions we get asked about Christianity. My question is whether it is better to talk to him about his beliefs its inconsistencies or talk to him about the Catholic faith? MariaG November 22, 2004, 2:42pm #2. “How do I talk to my children about homosexuality?” “How do I protect their innocence, but also prepare them for the world around them?” and “How do I build into them a biblical worldview of gender and sexuality?” We’re Here to Help. I had a book, loaned it out, never got back kind, that took passages from the Watchtower magazine. It only takes a minute to sign up. The sense of sight, including color, plays an important role in Catholic worship. When we talk with our siblings, parents, children and aunts about deep things and what's important to us, we can talk about Jesus the way we would if we were talking to our Christian friends. Even the most ardent skeptic paid lip service to faith, or at least to the blessings The First C in Christianity Stands for Christ . I did my best. How can we find out if God exists or not? Once upon a time, not so long ago, atheism was the belief system that dared not speak its name. Almost every "modern" composer has written a mass, or parts of it. From what I understand, you need to talk about them and their faith. These lifetimes are pictured as a series of lamps, one being lit by another, until the final lamp goes out. The Use of Color in the Catholic Liturgical Year . In America, most people at least know of Jesus, but many don’t identify as being a Christian. Islamic mosques are only adorned with mosaics, not images. Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. In this video, I interview Greg Koukl about how to talk to people about Christianity. Does God Exist? But remember that even an excommunicated Catholic is still a Catholic. Christianity is the largest world religion by number of adherents ... Catholicism teaches that although in most cases someone must be baptized a Catholic to be saved, it is sometimes possible for people to be saved who have not fully joined the Catholic Church. This article is not meant to give some magic formula or to serve as a wooden script, but rather to offer a few guidelines on how to best share the good news of Jesus with our Hindu friends. Answer: In Buddhism, nirvana is the final state the soul reaches on its journey through different lifetimes. Christianity is not about proving others wrong, but about proving others are loved. Talk:Christianity. Now you're probably racing ahead trying to figure these out, but try to stick with me as we go through them one by one. I came upon your interesting site today and have been checking things out, with profit. Toward the end we talk ab Easy for You to Say. It’s been said, “Before you talk to people about God, talk to God about people.” That’s sound advice. A second, major mistake that I made was to read Church history—the history of Christianity. Is there any evidence that Jesus really existed and did the things the Bible talks about? Tweet; We live in a culture that is apathetic toward religion. We talk about his book "Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions." The churches belonging to the member alliances of WEA have 600 million members. ; Please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~). Catholic friend, God loves you intimately and has provided an open door to direct communication through Jesus. by Ryan Turner 03/04/2011 edited by Luke Wayne. 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