Q. What is the definition of Christianity?
A. (Taken from dictionary.com) of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: a Christian faith. Of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ; Christlike. A person who believes in Jesus Christ. A person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ. A member of any of certain Protestant churches.
Q. What is the definition of Protestant?
A. (From dictionary.com) any Western Christian who is not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church.
Q. Tell me about the different religions.
A. Scroll halfway down the page HERE and find the heading: About Other Religions. Here you can read various Chick Tracts about various religions and the differences between them and Christianity.
Q. Are Catholics Christian?
A. No, there is a difference. The Catholic and Christian religions have too many differences to be the same thing. Just by the definition of "Christian" in the dictionary (seen in a Q above) Catholicism does not meet the definition.
Some of the major differences are:
Christians believe salvation is through Jesus Christ alone. Catholics believe that Salvation is achieved through a number of steps including: The sacrament of baptism, the sacrament of penance, taking communion (sacrament of the holy Eucharist), the sacrament of confirmation, the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, going to purgatory. Read THIS Chick tract to learn more about the differences between the Catholic and Christian church.
Another point to this is that Christians don't persecute other Christians. The Catholic church has a long history of persecuting the Baptist's and other Christian faiths because they didn't believe in the same things as the Catholic church.
Q. Did Catholicism or Christianity come first?
A. Christianity. Before Christ there was Judaism and Idol Worship. When Christ came to the earth and started his ministry (about 27 AD at the time he started his ministry at the age of 30) there was Christianity (people who followed Christ and His teachings). Acts 11:26 says "26: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." (around 30 AD). Notice the words "Catholic" never actually appear in the bible at all. There are church names given by city... the church of Ephesus, the church of Corinth, etc. Catholicism didn't show up until the church was set up in Rome between 40 and 50 A.D.
Q. Are Jehova's Witnesses Christian?
A. No, there is a big difference. HERE is a brief Chick Tract on Jehova's Witnesses.
Q. Are Mormon's Christian?
A. No, there is a big difference. HERE is a brief Chick Tract on Mormons.
Interested in reading about different religions? Check out the comic tracts below that are fun and easy to read, with many scriptures!
Jesuits involvement in the Holocaust