There are many Christian denominations and churches: Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, and so on. Being a member of one doesn't determine whether a person is a Christian. The real issue is whether the person individually has Jesus Christ living inside of him or her...if they actually have a personal relationship with God.
Catholics are Christians, in fact, Catholics are the first Christian religion, this is a verified historical fact,all of the other christian denominations save a few like the jehovah's witnesses, broke off from the Catholic Church either directly, or by proxy. the first of these religions that broke off from Catholicism was Lutheranism, followed shortly thereafter by Anglicanism, and others broke off from those, and so on and so forth until we ended up with the current total of 30,000 different christian religions, and all because in the early fifteen hundreds, Martin Luther decided to alter the Bible, and Henry VIII wanted a divorce. but all those other christian religions have a lineage tracing them back to the Catholic Church, these are all historical facts, you can google any one of them and find probably hundreds, and maybe thousands of sources that verify them.
Christian is believing in the entire Bible as truth. The old testament was full of laws. It gave us our history of where we came from & why we are here & our future. Its phophecies are fulfilled in the new testament. The new testament gives us the promised savior Jesus Christ. It teaches that Christ will return again & renew all things with the promise of love & peace. We pray directly to Jesus Christ. If we accept Jesus as savior; we have the promise of heaven. A catholic will have to give you their belief system but I believe they pray through a priest & confess sins to him instead of Jesus.
Catholics are Religious. As To Were Christians Have A Relationship With The Father though Jesus Christ And The Holy Spirit.
17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
1 Timothy 6:3-5
3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.
What i just remember is that at first there was only catholic.but the church started practicing many new laws as taking away the lands of people in the name of god,forgivin sins of people for a lot of money ,and many more laws. But atlast another group arised from church known as protestants who protested the harsh means and ways of the church. IF I AM WRONG THEN PLS CORRECT ME
Wow a very interesting question. "Historian Will Durant explains: “The Church took over some religious customs and forms common in pre-Christian [pagan] Rome—the stole and other vestments of pagan priests, the use of incense and holy water in purifications, the burning of candles and an everlasting light before the altar, the worship of the saints, the architecture of the basilica, the law of Rome as a basis for canon law, the title of Pontifex Maximus for the Supreme Pontiff, and, in the fourth century, the Latin language . . . Soon the bishops, rather than the Roman prefects, would be the source of order and the seat of power in the cities; the metropolitans, or archbishops, would support, if not supplant, the provincial governors; and the synod of bishops would succeed the provincial assembly. The Roman Church followed in the footsteps of the Roman state.”—The Story of Civilization: Part III—Caesar and Christ. (more in comments)