All over the world, distinct religions live and are respected by persons who accept as true in that faith. Looking after what we understand about our own religion, we will find a diverse number of religions that influence the persons, culture, and politics in the place where they are performd. Through a closer written test of the belief that we are familiar with and another belief, we will discover the similarities and dissimilarities between them. The aim of this report is to contrast two of the numerous denominations of Christianity: Roman Catholicism and Conservative Protestants. Mainly, I aim to realise Catholicism as a belief by consulting somebody of its faith and a priest. And to farther that comprehending, I will compare Roman Catholicism to cautious Protestant. The evaluation and contrasting of the two beliefs will help us realise their belief schemes, and how they are related and different from each other. Before further investigating and considering the convictions behind these religions, it is important to first discover the rudimentary details behind them, such as their backgrounds.
Those who pursue the life and teachings of Christ, the child of God, are considered Christians. The first Christian Church was established nearly two thousand years ago, soon after Jesus' death, and became the birth of Christianity (BBC, 2009). The first Christian place of worship is accepted to be the first Roman church member Church. People were baptized and altered to Christianity through the preaching of Christ's disciples. The early days of the religion were not very simple as they laboured to be acknowledged by the most of society. They faced persecutions for a long-time, until a Rome Emperor, Constantine, converted to Christianity - a happening that paved the way for the wide acceptance of Christianity as the religion of the whole Roman Empire (Windmill Ministries, n. d.). Christianity's unified faith became divided when the conflicts between Christians from East and West erupted due to differing views on things such as the management and leadership within the Church; wherein, the West became the Roman Catholic Church (Windmill Ministries, n. d.). However, the Western Christians were also divided through a revolt called the Protestant Reformation. The Protestants questioned the administration of the Catholic Church, some practices and belief that the Catholic Church, and the Church's authority to interpret the Bible (Windmill Ministries, n. d.). Consequently, Protestant as a Christian denomination was born. This was pursued by the birth of other Christian denominations, such as the Gnostics, Jewish Christians, and Pauline Christians (Robinson, 2009). Roman Catholicism and Conservative Protestants are only two of the many faith groups comprising Christianity. Thus, their members are some of the two billion followers of the largest religion today, while about 50% of Christians identify themselves as Roman Catholics (Robinson, 2009). Although each denomination differs in their interpretations and follows different practices, every denominations beliefs are rooted from the teachings in the Bible.
Catholicism: Interview Summary
To learn more about the Catholic religion, I chose to interview a couple I have ...