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Are Catholics Christians?

A response to those who ask any of these questions: Are Catholics Christians?Are you a Christian or a Catholic? Perhaps you have been asked this question in the past…Well, this question can be posed in another way to just anyone. Are you a Christian or a Lutheran?Are you a Christian or a Reformed?Are you a Christian or a Presbyterian?Are you a Christian or a Methodist? Perhaps you are a Baptist, Pentecostal, Church of Christ or Nondenominational. Anyway, let’s find out who a Christian is. Who is a Christian? In order to answer this question very well, we need to find out who Christ was in the first place. Who is Christ? Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ [“Χριστός” Christos means “anointed” i.e. The Anointed One in the Biblical Greek] according to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, as well as other books of the Bible. For example: He [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16 (…

When Catholics are asked “Is It in the Bible?”

This is one of the major questions Catholics are faced with, with regard to our beliefs and practices.
We are usually asked,
“Where can we find Assumption of Mary in the Bible?”
Where is The Immaculate Conception in the Bible?
Is it in the Bible to pray through the Saints? etc

The next time you are asked where this or that is in the Bible, ask the person to tell you where we can find the word *”BIBLE”* in the Bible!

Just as we cannot find words like “Bible, “Trinity” etc explicitly in the Bible but believe them because of references to them, there is NO Catholic belief or practice inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible. Where we cannot find the specific words and phrases, there are surely references and basis to them in the Bible!

Borrowing from the words of Fr. Cecilia Adu-Poku, “If Catholicism is false, Christianity is false”

Be a proud Catholic!

Padre Antonio (Fr. Mawuli Antonio Ahiabor)