=rinnie;4564580]The Big difference I see between Catholic’s and Protestants are the sacraments/
While I won’t speak for other protestants, Lutherans define a sacrament as instituted by Christ, is a mean of grace, and contains a spiritual and physical element. Lutherans number Baptism and the Eucharist as sacraments because they meet these criteria. Marriage, confirmation, orders, confession, etc, lack a physical element, but historically, the numbering of sacraments is not a particularly big deal to Lutherans, as these are extremely important rites to us. If you choose to call them sacraments, Lutherans generally will not quarrel about it.
Holy Orders, This is what Jesus gave to the Apostles when they received the Power of the Holy Spirit. IT has never ended Protestants disagree with this.
I’m not sure what we disagree with. That Christ breathed on the apostles, “receive the Holy Spirit”, etc? Or that apostolic succession never ended?
Marriage, God gave Priests the power to join 2 people together and become one. It is very hard to get an annulment in the Church. Protestants disagree with this, they say it all about money, that is not true.
We certainly believe in Holy Matrimony.
communion . Jesus said this is my Body this is my blood, Protestants disagree with this, they say it is just a symbol. Catholic’s believe what Jesus said it is the living Christ.
Article X: Of the Lord’s Supper.
1] Of the Supper of the Lord they teach that the Body and Blood of Christ are truly present, and are distributed 2] to those who eat the Supper of the Lord; and they reject those that teach otherwise.
Penance, Catholics believe that the Priest has the power to forgive sins, because Jesus said so. Protestants say this is not true.
Lutherans believe that a pastor/confessor acts in the place of Christ to absolve sins that are sincerely confessed.
Anointing of the sick. Catholics believe that Priests have the power to cure. Protestants said no.
Well, actually, the Holy Spirit has the power to cure.
Confirmation is a spititual seal after communion that seals your faith with God. kind of the personal relationship with God that we are confirming, which we are told we do not have.
Told by whom? This sounds like a reasonable approach to confirmation.
Baptism Of course what we give our Children at birth. The Catholic view is give that soul to God as soon as possible. Again alot of protestants disagree with.
Article IX: Of Baptism.
1] Of Baptism they teach that it is necessary 2] to salvation, and that through Baptism is offered the grace of God, and that children are to be baptized who, being offered to God through Baptism are received into God’s grace.
3] They condemn the Anabaptists, who reject the baptism of children, and say that children are saved without Baptism.
Now I am not saying all protestants feel this way, but from the last two years on this site, Most.
Not convinced this is even so.
And of course the Blessed Mother.
Now here you’ll find some differences, though not many with me.
As others have mentioned, the primacy of the pope is an important difference, as well as our views on the role of works.