Differences Between Catholicism And Protestantism

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Catholicism and Protestantism are two of the largest religions in the world. Both have the same basis, but at the same time are vastly different. There are two denominations of Christianity. While the Pope is the head of the catholic church, Protestantism is a general term that refers to Christianity that is not subject to appeal authority. Protestantism and Catholicism believe in the same God, but have a different background of believing. Both Catholicism and Protestantism are based on the belief that Jesus Christ, Son of God, was born of the Virgin Mary, died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven where he is now with God the Father. They believe in the Holy Trinity, that is three persons in one, God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Spirit. They agree that his execution brought atonement from sin, the potential to bridge the gulf between humanity and God. They worship in a church, chapel, or cathedral. They believe in the Son, who is with the Father, in the Father and with the Father, the Son is one and the same God. Both religions believe in all prophets of the books of the holy bible, and the holy union of a man and woman. What God has bound together, no person can separate like marriage. Mary is considered favored among women, and was chosen by God to be the mother of Jesus through a virgin birth. They worship, through prayer, praise, singing, and scripture reading. The word Catholic means Universal and the words “ The Catholic Church” is
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