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They don't believe communion to be heresy, Katy; they believe the doctrine of transubstantiation (or real presence) to be heresy. BTW, I've been told that there's a difference between transubstantiation and real presence, but I'm not quite sure what it is. At any rate, very few Protestants accept this doctrine as true.Katy said:why is it considered offensive? Sorry, probably not heresy, but why offensive?
Katzpur said:They don't believe communion to be heresy, Katy; they believe the doctrine of transubstantiation (or real presence) to be heresy. BTW, I've been told that there's a difference between transubstantiation and real presence, but I'm not quite sure what it is. At any rate, very few Protestants accept this doctrine as true.
really? they consider communion to be heresy?
BT, I'd greatly appreciate you don't teach official Catholic dogma. If you want to discuss it, I'm game. But please don't pretend to know what we teach in a Baptist forum.Hi katy,
Communion was commanded by Jesus as revealed in the Bible. We believe there are two sacraments or ordinance found in the Bible: communion and baptism. Protestants believe in various views of communion: consubstantiation - Lutheran, memorial- Baptist, Reformed view means of sanctifying grace through faith, etc. The Reformed and Lutheran views agree that communion is more than just a memorial, or a remembrance position (baptist).
All Protestants refute Transubstation- the Roman Catholic view of the Eucharist. The official Roman Catholic teaching of communion is that Jesus leaves the throne of grace to resacrifce Himself as the beckon call of the Roman Catholic priest who converts the elements of bread and wine to the real and literal presence of Christ.
If you want to understand the essential difference between Roman Catholicism and protestant Christianity, come and join us at the The Roman Catholic Gospel and the Protestant Gospel Thread. Historically, Protestants believe that Christians are saved by grace alone, through faith alone and by the person and work of Christ alone. Roman Catholicism teaches salvation through the sacraments. The main issues of the Protestant Reformation that occured almost 500 years ago, are the same essential issues that divide Biblical Christians with Roman Catholics today. The main issue that divides us is the doctrine of justification by faith alone. The doctrine of justification is the heart of the Biblical gospel. We have peace with God through the person and work of Christ alone. - BT
BT, I'd greatly appreciate you don't teach official Catholic dogma. If you want to discuss it, I'm game. But please don't pretend to know what we teach in a Baptist forum.
I attend a baptist church, and as far as I know none of the congregants consider it to be a heresy or offensive. In my experience they are just turned off by the idea of transsubstaniation. I myself have no poblem with it though, I've actual been toying with the idea of going catholic.
What are you talking about? Katy is Roman Catholic considering converting to Baptist Protestantism. Do you have issues that I described Roman Catholicism is salvation through the sacraments? Do you have an issue how I described the Eucharist according to the official Roman Catholic position? Please consider Post 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on this Thread. They seem to be way more out of line than my post 8. I would like to get the moderator team to consider your posting to me as compared to the other ones. Remember, I am more qualified to answer this particular Thread than all of the other posters from Post 2 through 7 on this Thread, including you. - BT
As it relates to your faith (Baptist), that's probably true, but you aren't just making "matter of fact" statements of your faith, but also of mine. Incorrectly so, I might add. So please, answer questions as it corresponds to your faith. Please do not make any "matter of fact" statements of my faith.
If you have any questions, please go to the Catholic section and ask us.
Can I simply convert from Catholicism to Protestantism if I so desire? Are there really any problems with not continuing in the religion that I started with, since I was baptised and recived holy communion?