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Catholicism versus Pentecostalism comparison chart
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Place of worship Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica. Church
Use of statues and pictures Crosses, statues and pictures are acceptable in Catholicism. Catholics widely use them as depictions of Christ, Mary, and the Saints. Forbidden.
Life after death Eternal Salvation in Heaven; Eternal Damnation in Hell; Temporal third state before Heaven for those who desire purification, known as Purgatory. Either in Heaven or Hell.
Literal Meaning catholic - from the Greek adjective καθολικός, (katholikos) meaning "general" or "universal". Named after the Day of Pentecost, because they believe in speaking in 'Tongues.'
Practices Catholics are expected to participate in the liturgical life, celebrate and revere Jesus' sacrifice on the cross at Mass. The celebration of seven sacraments Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Anointing of Sick, Holy Orders and Confession. Speaking in "tongues."
Confessing sins Confess to priests for absolution from sins in the name of Christ (John 20:22-23). Prayer to the Saints. Denied.
Belief of God One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Identity of Jesus God Incarnate. Son of the Father. The Messiah saviour of mankind sole mediator between God and man. God Incarnate. Son of the Father. The Messiah, Saviour of mankind sole mediator between God and man.
Marriage Marriage is sacrament between one man and one woman. Divorce does not exist in Catholicism, but there is annulment (that the marriage was invalid to begin with) by competent church official. Between one man and one woman.
Holy days/Official Holidays Sunday (The Lord's Day), Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost. Sunday (The Lord's Day), Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost.
Concept of Deity Believe in the Trinity. Three persons in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit(even Oneness Pentecostals believe this).
Geographical predominance Catholicism has spread worldwide across all six settled continents, predominantly Europe, North, Central, and South America, Australia, Africa and New Zealand. Mainly in North America.
Prophet Moses, Abraham, John the Baptist, many others. Moses, Abraham, John the Baptist, many others.
Resurrection of Jesus Affirmed Affirmed.
Scriptures Holy Bible, a collection of 73 canonical books in two parts, 46 in the Old Testament, and 27 in the New Testament. The Holy Bible.
Virtue on which religion is based upon Love. Love.
Status of Adam Adam was the first man created by God. He fell into temptation and brought sin and death to the human race. Adam was the first man Created By God. He fell into temptation and brought sin and death to the human race.
Goal of Philosophy Eternal Salvation. Eternal Salvation.
Religious Law 10 Commandments, Canon law , Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), papal decrees and orders. The 10 Commandments.
Belief of God God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
View of other Abrahamic religions According to Catholic doctrine, Catholicism is the original Christian Church. Christianity is the true religion, and Catholicism is true Christianity. Only Christianity is right.
Day of worship Worship should be a continual process in the lives of Roman Catholics. Sunday is not the only day Catholics can attend Church for Mass. Sunday.
Status of Muhammad False Prophet. False Prophet.
Three Jewels Faith, Hope and Charity Faith, Hope and Charity
Religion which atheists may still be adherents of None. Faith is integral to Catholicism, a christian who rejects Christianity altogether is considered an Apostate. Atheism is a sin against Faith. No.
View of other Oriental religions N/A. N/A.
Clothes Clergy dresses in robes, and many other garments depending on rite and season. Regular clothes.
Belief Believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the King of Heaven, and Saviour of the entire world. Believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the King of Heaven, and Saviour of the entire world.
Original Languages Latin and Greek. Any language.
Authority of Dalai Lama N/A. N/A.
Praying to Saints, Mary, and Angel Allowed. They can intercede with God on your behalf. Pentecostals are Protestant, so they do not believe that Mary or the Saints can intercede for you.
Purgatory Affirmed Denied.
Denomination of which religion Christianity Christianity
Presence of Christ in Eucharist Yes. Some do believe.

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