Re: Catholics still considered christian?
Lying, cheating, stealing, drunkenness, adultery, homosexuality, hatred and following blindly the teaching of man instead of relying on and living by the word of God.
People who do these very same things are in both Catholic and Protestant churches.
Are they Christians?
Am I a Christian? Or am I a Christian in name only? Do I have a living relationship with Christ?
These are the most important questions we can ask of ourselves. God defines someone as righteous who trust fully in Christ.
A Christian is someone who has been redeemed and forgiven by the blood of Christ and is led by the Spirit. We trust in Christ for our salvation and give all praise to God for His grace.
A Christians sins have been forgiven and are pardoned by the sacrifice of Christ alone. "justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24)
I'm sure that there are many Catholics that have thrown off the shackles of the false teaching of Rome and are Christians in truth and not just name only just as I am sure that there are many Protestants that refuse to align themselves fully with any denomination and are led by the Spirit and the gospels alone.
Are Catholics Christians? That is a question that each person in a Catholic church has to ask and answer for themselves. Are Protestants Christians? That is also a question that each person in a Protestant church should ask themselves individually as well no matter how many times they go to church on Sunday.
Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood
was shed for me, and that thou bidst me come to thee,
Lamb of God, I come, I come.