Similarities And Differences Between Christianity And Christianity

1705 Words Dec 4th, 2014 7 Pages
Jonathan Ventura
Philosophy 1304
Professor Howard
November 27, 2014
Catholicism Similarities and Differences from Christianity Christianity is the largest religion in the world today, and Catholicism is its largest denomination or subset. There are about 2.6 billion followers of Christianity today and growing. About 60 percent of these Christians follow Catholicism, which is roughly about 1.2 billion followers (Catholicism vs. Christianity). Christianity, in its simplest essence, is a historical religion mainly based on the life of Jesus, a Jewish carpenter. There are many similarities between Catholicism and Christianity, but there are few key differences between Catholicism and the other denominations of Christianity. Those differences are very controversial among each other. These differences are the reason for the separation of the other denominations from the Catholic Church long ago. Catholics consider their church as the “true” church of Christ because it was the first to be set up by God through Peter (Catholicism vs. Christianity). There were people that did not believe entirely with what the Catholic church practiced and believed, so people began to leave the church. They began new churches which then branched out into even more denominations, examples being Protestant, Mormon, Evangelical, Anglican and Orthodox. Some of the beliefs that most Christians did not and still do not agree with would be the belief of the Pope being the Bishop of all the world’s…

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