Top 5 Beliefs of the Catholic Church

With mentioning, belief in God is Key and origin of all other beliefs that follow in the Catholic faith. Though the Catholic Church share most religious beliefs with other churches but essentially, the Catholic Church belief in the following first five:

  1. The Bible: Which is an inspired, scared, error-free and exact revelation of God through written text.
  2. Sacrament: The visible sign of an invisible grace instituted by Christ’s sacrifice that his church (we Christians) might through it attain divine life. which the catholic church have classified into seven as; the Sacrament of Baptism, Sacrament of Confirmation, Sacrament of Eucharist, Sacrament of Penance, Sacrament of Matrimony, Sacrament of Holy Order, Sacrament for Anointing of the Sick
  3. God’s Ten Commandments: The ethical Standard of life
  4. The Holy Trinity: The Three in one personalty of God. Which comprises of God Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
  5. Original Sin: Catholics also believe that since Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, all humans are born with original sin, which only Baptism removes. A happier belief is in grace, a totally free, unmerited gift from God. Grace is a sharing in the divine; the inspiration to do God’s will.



  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    1. “The Bible: Which is an inspired, scared, error-free and exact revelation of God through written text.”

    I assume the author meant “sacred” rather than “scared,” but it should be scared because the rest of the sentence is highly debatable. The only text that says the bible is “inspired” is from Timothy, who most scholars agree was what we would call a “forger” today, writing in Paul’s name. The “inspired” or “god breathed” scripture he referred to was the Old Testament, because the New Testament hadn’t been assembled yet. Note that as long as main-stream religions hold fast to the idea that these are holy, sacred texts, those who act according to the literal words of those texts are not terrorists, they are righteous, and the authorization for their (evil) deeds, comes right from the mainstream. If the RCC insists that the entire bible is sacred, then if someone tries to convert you to another religion, you should kill him and his entire village. Deuteronomy 13:13-19, for example.

    It most certainly isn’t error-free in its current form; that’s ludicrous. There are many contradictions. Another large problem is that we don’t know what the original might have looked like because we have no copies of it. We have copies of copies of copies of copies and there are countless discrepancies between all the various copies.

    2. Sacraments. I’ve read the bible several times. There is nothing that says we have to have these sacraments. Some of these sacraments are pretty vicious. If you don’t get baptized you go to Hell – or at least that’s how it was in the old days. Babies that died before baptism went to Limbo, but the RCC recently did away with that, suggesting that now unbaptized infant souls have a “hope” of salvation. Who could worship a god who sent innocent beings to eternal torment for not having water splashed on their head? However it isn’t necessary in any event – see #5 below.

    3. 10 Commandments – not a particularly great moral code, most of the so called commandments seem to be focused on an insecure god. Every religion has the same primary moral rules – don’t kill, don’t cheat, don’t steal, don’t lie, etc., and even those with no religion have an integral moral code that is a product of our evolution. Besides, it’s not the real 10 Commandments – those were smashed, and the second set – the only set specifically referred to in the bible as the 10 Commandments, has laws such as not boiling a goat in its mother’s milk. This is Bronze Age stuff. The same deity that says we should be stoned to death for working on the Sabbath, says we shouldn’t goats lambs in their mother’s milk.

    4. The holy trinity – how to make a monotheistic god, polytheistic. I guess the idea is to get the best of both worlds. There’s practically nothing in the bible to support the trinity. The mental gymnastics one has to try to go through to understand the concept of the trinity certainly defies Occam’s Razor. The Jehovah Witnesses get that.

    5. Original sin – the biggest problem of all for the RCC which has accepted evolution. Accepting evolution does away with humans made of dirt and ribs, talking snakes, Adam and Eve, trees of temptation, a fall from grace, ancestral or original sin. This stuff simply did not happen and the RCC knows this. They know that humans today are a conglomerate of primates that combined and recombined to ultimately evolve into what we are today.

    There are only two things “original sin” could legitimately apply to: 1) It was a sin to evolve, even though we had no specific control over it (as we do today). 2) It was a sin to develop language. Basically, Christianity says we should have remained animals, and given what we do to each other and other animals, perhaps this is true. Aside from these developments that separated us from other primates, there is nothing in the bible aside from the debunked Genesis myth, and nothing in the evolutionary record, to indicate anything remotely resembling the “Garden of Eden” myth; and without it, there can be no “original sin.” By accepting evolution the RCC has dug itself into a hole that I predict it will not be able to climb out of until it agrees that “original sin” is allegorical; just as Hell is allegorical.

    Paul thought Adam and Eve were real people, and Jesus did not bother to tell him about evolution in his “visions.” Paul was wrong. The RCC accepts this. There was no original sin; there is no need to believe, say and do the right things with regard to Jesus in order to be saved.

    And THAT is the “good news”: about Jesus!

  2. Lysel Reply

    I think we had a misconception about god that we had an insecure God. That is why he is called God because “god” means the highest mighty being of all. We are created by God. He is not an insecure God. An insecure God will not give us free will.

  3. Lysel Reply

    This is not an opinion, nor idealistic point of view. Thanks.

    1. Patrick Gannon Reply

      Are secure people jealous?

      “Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Ex 34:14

      Why does an all-powerful being need to be worshipped? A need to be worshipped strikes me as insecurity. Why does an all-powerful being have any needs at all?

    2. Patrick Gannon Reply

      Do we really have free will? This is the question neuroscience is working on. It looks like free will is mostly an illusion – that our brains make decisions and then inform us after the fact. A great, short read on the subject is Sam Harris’ book, “Free Will.”

  4. Marissa Reply

    This didn’t even touch on that the Eucharist and wine is actually Jesus’ body and blood after it is consecrated. That is the number one thing that sets us apart from other Christian religions.

  5. Victor Reply

    You can either believe or not. Those who believe appreciate this type of Catholic Church teaching. Those that dont, just as the Pharisees, try to manipulate the Truth. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

  6. Susan Fritter Larmour Reply

    For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.

  7. Kwan Bilcho Reply

    The protestant’s job is to protest. The atheist’s job is not to believe. The Catholic’s job is to believe. I’m Catholic and my life is so positive. That’s why I’m happy.☺

  8. FredTheRanger Reply

    The Bible is probably considered more “sacred” than “scared”. Just sayin.

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