What is the difference?
Catholicism is the first Christian denomination to have existed. They taught (and to this day, still teach) that the written word (sacred scripture) and SPOKEN word (sacred tradition) of God are equally important.
Protestantism began with Martin Luther around the 1500s. He denied the sacred tradition. I think ‘Protestant’ is what you mean when you refer to ‘Christian’.
Jehovah’s Witness is just another denomination of Protestant Christianity, but unlike Catholicism and most Protestant denominations, they do not believe in the Holy Trinity.
They are all Christians. I see this kind of question often on YA, always from Americans, and I am always stunned at the ignorance such questions display.
The Roman Catholic Church was the first Christian church in the west, in fact it was the ONLY Western Christian church until the 16 th century when Martin Luther, himself a Catholic priest, spat his dummy at the Pope and the Church hierarchy. From that beginning, Protestantism was born and spread throughout Western Europe and later to the New World.
The Jehovah’s Witness organisation is just another Protestant religion, although “sect” would probably be a better descriptor for it. It and many other latter-day protestant religions interpret the Bible differently from the main stream Christian faiths – RC, Baptist, Uniting, Episcopal, etc., and the wackiest are all US incarnations: I guess you have too many restless, dissatisfied people over there.
Catholic is basically Christianity. Its just that they add onto, and go over board. They pray to Mary and belive that they cannot speak to God, thus they go to Bishops and Priests.
Jehova Witness is a cult. and they take away from the bible. They also do not believe in the Trinity. I would rather be catholic than Jehova witness. But I’m proud to say im Christian.
Catholics are Christians…
What you refer to Christians, is actually Protestant Christians…
As for Jehovah’s witness’…. they fall far from what is asked of Jesus…
Catholics and Jehovah’s witnesses are two different types of Christians.
Like cyan and navy are two different types of the color blue.
Catholics are the original Christians.We belong to Jesus Christ’s Catholic Church. And JW’s are considered one of the 38,000 Protestant denominations
A Christian is one who believes the Bible is the Word of God, The Trinity and that Salvation is by Grace Alone through faith alone in Christ Alone. Catholics are a branch of the “Christian Church” Although there are many Christians in the Catholic Church, the Catholic Church has replaced the Bible with Church Tradition so they it now teaches that Salvation comes works, through the Church and not By Grace through Jesus as the Bible Teaches (For it is by GRACE that you have been saved not by works Eph. 2:8&9). The Jehovah Witnesses we never part of the Christian Church because they reject the doctrine of the Trinity as is taught in the Bible (John 1:1 says that Jesus (the Word) was in the beginning and was GOD). So to sum up – JW’s are not Christian, Catholics can be if they believe in Salvation by Grace and those that call themselves “Christian” can be saved if they to accept Christ, The Bible and Salvation by Grace .
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Catholicism is Christianity and Jehovah’s Witnesses want to hijack Christianity by claiming they are restored Christianity.
Jehova’s witnesses IS JUST A CULT.
CATHOLICS LIVE OFF TRUE CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT TRUE WORSHIP.
THEY GOT THEIR OWN HIGH PRIEST THE POPE AND LITTLE gOD MARY. LEFT OUT CHRIST JESUS.