Roman Catholic Scripture
Roman Catholic Scripture & Doctrines
The Roman Catholic scripture consists of the Old and New Testaments. However, the Catholic scripture only uses the same New Testament principles/rules with other Christians. In the Old Testament, the Roman Catholic scripture contains seven extra books that are not available for Protestants.
Some of the extra books include Judith, Sirach, Baruch, Wisdom, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and Tobit. Protestants consider these books apocryphal and believe the bible should only have 66 books.
Unlike Protestants, who only focus on the Bible, Catholics uphold their traditions in addition to the Roman Catholic scripture. The catholic tradition is used as a form of guidance and control for Christians. It’s also a framework interpreting the scripture.
The Roman Catholic doctrines teach about God's objective in existence. This includes people who can get into a relationship with Him and His primary interest in human beings. The Trinity (God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) are also important in the Roman Catholic doctrines because they indicate the divinity of Jesus Christ and the immortality of human beings’ souls.
There is the existence of hell, heaven, and the resurrection of the dead. The church always remembers the dead (in purgatory), Virgin Mary, and other saints. The church is seen as a way of conveying God's grace/message directly to human beings. Eucharist is seen as a solemn ceremony, while private prayers are essential to every believer.