M7D1 REL200 - Roman Catholicism The Roman Catholic Church...

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Roman Catholicism The Roman Catholic Church believes they are the original faith created by Jesus (PowerPoint, 2016). The Roman Catholic Church is the practice of Christianity who’s leader is the Pope (Bishop) of Rome. The Pope is also a mediator between God and the people (PowerPoint, 2016). Roman Catholicism acknowledges all the classic doctrines of Christianity – God as Holy Trinity, Jesus as the Christ, etc. The clergy of the Catholic Church are bishops, priests and deacons. The Seven Sacraments include Baptism, Penance, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination and Prayers for the sick and should be observed in order to receive full benefit from the atonement of Christ (PowerPoint, 2016). Salvation is earned through one’s faith and observance to religious sacraments and practices (PowerPoint, 2016). There are three sources of divine revelation and authority: the Bible, the official church council, and the decree of popes (PowerPoint, 2016). The Catholic Church has been reluctant to accommodate the

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