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Are Catholics Christians?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/09

No.

Okay, we’re done here. Time for you to surf elsewhere.

Okay, maybe we’re not done. There’s another question to be asked.

Are Protestants Christians?

No.

Now we’re done. Move on and surf elsewhere.

Or maybe I just confused you. Let me use a word-picture. Are Chevrolets Corvettes? No. Are Chevrolets built after 1968 Corvettes? No. But are Corvettes Chevrolets? Yes. And that makes all the difference. Can Catholics be Christian and be Catholic at the same time? Absolutely. Can Protestants be Christian and be Protestant at the same time? Absolutely.

But it is my contention that the vast majority of Catholics and Protestants are not actually Christians. You can stand in the garage and go “Vroom Vrooooooom” all you want. Won’t make you a car. Won’t even make you a motorcycle or moped. Likewise, you can attend a Christian church all you want. Won’t make you a Christian. You can lay claim to your Catholicness or your Lutheranness or your Baptistness or or or… won’t make you Christian. But you can be Catholic or Lutheran or Baptist or Wesleyan or Calvinist or Amish or or or … and still be Christian. Because there is an overriding theology involved. Salvation through Grace and Grace alone by way of the Ultimate Sacrifice of Providence’s one and only Son at Calvary. That is the line of demarcation. Accept that gift under those parameters and you’re a Christian. Reject that Gift or change those parameters and you are not a Christian. This means, by definition, Jehova’s Witnesses is not a Christian denomination, nor is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (“LDS” or “Mormon”).

Jehovah’s Witnesses has its own Bible that does not at all comport to the original language. John 1 is proof of that. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was a God.” That’s it. You lose. Because: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Absolute huge difference. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in multiple gods, Jesus being merely one of them. Christians believe in a singular God, Jesus being God.

Mormons have their own book, which is absolutely chock full of falsehoods, including massive amounts of material completely destroyed by histo-facts. That, in itself, proves mormonism is not Christian. But Mormons go further. They claim Jesus and Satan are brothers. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son …” That’s it. Done. Any who claim Jesus and Satan are brothers are in direct contradiction to Providence’s Holy Word, thus, not Christians.

So, can people be Christians while remaining true to Catholic Doctrine? Yes.
Can people be Christians while remaining true to various Protestant Doctrines? Yes (depending on the doctrine).
Can people be Christians while remaining true to Jehovah’s Witness Doctrine? No.
Can people be Christians while remaining true to Mormon Doctrine? No.

There will be a large number of supposedly christian pastors in Hell because they rejected the Holy Word of Providence. And nearly their entire flock will be in Hell with them. There will also be a large number of Catholics and Protestants in Hell, as well. Because they refused the Gift and denied Jesus. Are there people the world calls Christians who are actually not Christians? Absolutely. And likely the vast majority of the people the world holds up as representative of Christians are not actually Christians at all.

(What caused me to write this article? A contributor to this site who is Catholic and, I sincerely believe, Christian, made a defense of Catholicism in allusion to my own allusion to a peripheral Catholic Doctrine.)

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