The Creeds: catholic vs Christian

Holy-and-Catholic_edited-1Both the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds have some interchangeable words. One of these instances is the use of the words “catholic” and “Christian.” In the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds we read: I/We believe in the holy catholic/Christian church.

When many people hear the word “catholic” they automatically think “Roman Catholic.” However, Roman Catholic is a denomination within Christianity and does not have the same meaning as the small “c” word “catholic.”

The following explanation explains it simply: Continue reading “The Creeds: catholic vs Christian”