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Friday, December 26, 2014

Are Catholics Christian?

This question -- first asked me while teaching Sunday School -- is ironic from an historical perspective because Protestants were the ones who broke from the Universal Catholic Church.

But as a Protestant, I believe I am a Christian and Catholics are absolutely Christians as well. The tensions (even bloodshed) between these two groups have largely been politically motivated. The doctrinal differences are fascinating, and I'm sure we'll talk about the more. For the time being, it is important to recognize the deeper question:

What is Orthodoxy? What does it mean to be a Christian?

Once we tackle that question, we'll be able to apply the answer to various sects, denominations, cults, and religions.

Another question, closely tied to this, is: What does it take to be saved? That one, I know, is controversial [smile].

For now, thanks for watching. Please leave your thoughts, comments, questions. Let's learn more, together!


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