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Originally posted by Snsoc
1.) Infant baptism
2.) Going to Confession
3.) The Mass
4.) (Supposed) worship of Mary, images, popes, etc.
5.) The Rosary
6.) Mortal & Venial Sin
8.) Papal Infallibility
The Hail Mary?
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
And Luke 1:42
Hail mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women.
The Hail Mary?
And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Can't get more biblical than that.
blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
1.1 Catholic Church
1.1.1 The Latin Church
1.1.2 Eastern Catholic Churches
1.2 Other churches
1.2.1 Independent (self-identified as Catholic)
2 Eastern Orthodox
2.1 Eastern Orthodox Church
2.2 Other churches
3 Oriental Orthodoxy
4 Church of the East
5.1 Pre-Lutheran Protestants
5.3.1 Anglican Communion
5.3.2 Other Anglican Churches
5.4.1 Continental Reformed churches
5.5 Congregationalist Churches
5.9 Pietists and Holiness Churches
5.10.1 Spiritual Baptists
5.11 Apostolic Churches – Irvingites
5.13.1 Neo-Charismatic Churches
5.14 African Initiated Churches
5.15 Messianic Judaism / Jewish Christians
5.16 United and uniting churches
5.17 Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
5.18 Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement
5.20 Millerites and comparable groups
5.20.1 Sabbath-Keeping churches, Adventist
5.20.2 Sabbath-Keeping churches, Non-Adventist
5.20.3 Sunday Adventists
5.20.4 Sacred Name Groups
5.22 Christian Identity
6 Nontrinitarian groups
6.1 Latter Day Saints
6.2 Oneness Pentecostalism
6.3 Unitarianism and Universalism
6.4 Bible Student groups
6.6 Christian Science
6.7 Other non-Trinitarians
7 New Thought
8 Esoteric Christianity
9 Syncretistic religions incorporating elements of Christianity
Constantine found that with the Roman Empire being so vast, expansive, and diverse, not everyone would agree to forsake his or her religious beliefs to embrace Christianity. So, Constantine allowed, and even promoted, the “Christianization” of pagan beliefs. Completely pagan and utterly unbiblical beliefs were given new “Christian” identities. Some clear examples of this are as follows:
(1) The Cult of Isis, an Egyptian mother-goddess religion, was absorbed into Christianity by replacing Isis with Mary. Many of the titles that were used for Isis, such as “Queen of Heaven,” “Mother of God,” and theotokos (“God-bearer”) were attached to Mary. Mary was given an exalted role in the Christian faith, far beyond what the Bible ascribes to her, in order to attract Isis worshippers to a faith they would not otherwise embrace. Many temples to Isis were, in fact, converted into temples dedicated to Mary. The first clear hints of Catholic Mariology occur in the writings of Origen, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, which happened to be the focal point of Isis worship
I think there are so many sects of christianity because of minor interpretive differences. I don't think that each is calling the other heretics. Actually I feel it is beneficial because each focuses on different characteristics of our Lord and can provide the most comfortable path to Jesus for people. People are so diversified so it is beneficial to have diversity in approach to Jesus.
Originally posted by DISRAELI
Does it occur to you that Protestants are responding to the arrogant Catholic assumption that Protestants are "outside the church".?
But as Charles 1952 mentioned, most mainstream Protestants reference only the Bible as the basis for their doctrine. Mormons may consider themselves Christian but they use the book of mormon as doctrine in addition to scripture where most protestants reject that book.