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Why do Catholics have so many man made rules?
Christ gave us the Church to teach and to guide us; she does so, in part, by telling us what we have to do in order to keep growing spiritually. And as we grow spiritually, those “man-made rules” begin to make a lot more sense, and we want to follow them even without being told to do so.
Where did Catholic rules come from?
As a branch of Christianity, Roman Catholicism can be traced to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in Roman-occupied Jewish Palestine about 30 CE. According to Roman Catholic teaching, each of the sacraments was instituted by Christ himself.
How many rules does the Catholic Church have?
In the Catholic Church, the Precepts of the Church, sometimes called Commandments of the Church, are certain laws considered binding on the faithful. As usually understood, they are moral and ecclesiastical, broad in character and limited in number. In modern times there are five.
Who made the rules of the Catholic Church?
Origins. According to Catholic tradition, the Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ. The New Testament records Jesus’ activities and teaching, his appointment of the twelve Apostles, and his instructions to them to continue his work.
What are Catholic rules?
As a Catholic, basically you’re required to live a Christian life, pray daily, participate in the sacraments, obey the moral law, and accept the teachings of Christ and his Church. Observe laws on fasting and abstinence: one full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday; not eating meat on Fridays during Lent.
Are there any Catholic beliefs that are not based on Scripture?
Many other examples could be given. These issues alone clearly identify the Catholic Church as being unbiblical. Every Christian denomination has traditions and practices that are not explicitly based on Scripture. That is why Scripture must be the standard of Christian faith and practice. The Word of God is always true and reliable.
Is the Catholic Church really all about rules?
The Catholic Church is mentioned in conversation and all anyone can say is, “The Church is about rules! Rules, rules, rules!” This comment is usually made by someone who feels they are perfectly capable of making decisions without the interference of religion.
How many Catholics reject the teaching of the Catholic Church?
The number of young Catholics choosing to become priests and nuns has been shrinking even faster. According to polls, an astonishing 98 percent of Catholics in the U.S. reject the church’s teaching on contraception.
Is the Roman Catholic Church mentioned in the Bible?
The Roman Catholic Church teaches baptismal regeneration of infants, a practice never found in Scripture. The only possible hint of infant baptism in the Bible that the Roman Catholic Church can point to is that the whole household of the Philippian jailer was baptized in Acts 16:33.