1.solomon was the son of david
2.was known for his wise sayings or proverbs
3.made young men work in the mines of a neighboring country
4.built a stone temple that became the symbol and center of the jewish religion
- Catholics: The bread and wine in the Eucharist are miraculously, and mysteriously, changed in to the Body and Blood of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Other Christians: The bread and wine in Communion is symbolic--a representation of Christ's body and blood.
- Catholics: There are seven sacraments (holy moments): Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination, Reconciliation/Confession and Anointing of the Sick.
- Other Christians: Other than baptism and communion, no religious rites are necessary.
- Catholics: It is Christ's will that there be 3 types of minister in the Church: bishops, presbyters/priests and deacons.
- Other Christians: There are varying levels of clergy depending on the denomination (e.g. some have bishops, others do not); for most denominations the head of the individual church is the pastor; some also have deacons and elders.
- Catholics: The saints are worthy of both honour and respect due to their fidelity to Christ. Catholics do not pray to saints, but ask saints to pray for them just as a they would ask any Christian for prayer. For Catholics, saints' physical bodies may be dead, but they are spiritually with Christ.
- Other Christians: All born-again believers (according to the New Testament) are saints (and can pray directly to God).
Mary, Mother of Jesus
- Catholics: The greatest saint is Mary, Mother of Jesus. Mary was so full of love for God that she did not sin (Immaculate Conception).
- Other Christians respect Mary as Jesus' mother but believe that she sinned like any other person.
- Catholics: Because she did not sin, Mary's resurrected body was taken into heaven immediately after her death (the Assumption).
- Other Christians believe Mary's body was buried.
- Catholics believe that only a person perfectly open to God can enter heaven; thus, when someone dies the sinfulness left inside is purged (Purgatory) by God's love. Purgatory is not a place but an experience.
- Other Christians do not have a doctrine of purgation. Most say that the soul goes immediately to either heaven or hell.
Tradition vs. Scripture
- Catholics: God not only speaks to His people through Sacred Scripture, but also through the daily life of the Church over a long period of time; this is called tradition, and, although important, can never contradict Scripture.
- Other Christians: Scripture alone is Truth, although some groups (e.g. Anglicans) do value tradition.
- Catholics: The Bishop of Rome (pope) is the spiritual leader of the Church (Christ is the Head), as this is Christ's will.
- Other Christians: the pope is not the spiritual leader, although some non-Catholics (e.g. Anglicans) have their own spiritual leader.
- Catholics: Though he is capable of making mistakes, when the pope formally speaks about morals or dogma in the name of the whole Church, he cannot make a mistake because the Holy Spirit guides the Church. (Infallibility). This has only happened twice.
- Other Christians do not accept papal infallibility and do not believe that any one person can speak for the Church.
The above are the main doctrinal differences between Catholicism and non-Catholic Christianity. There are other differences, but these are due to human law, not divine, and may change e.g. Catholic priests of the Latin Rite may not be married, how the Church is governed and who chooses Church leaders.
And this only addresses Western Christianity. Coptic and the many versions of Orthodox Christianity (Greek, Ethiopian, etc.) are more similar to Catholic Christianity than to Protestant Christianity, but the specific differences go beyond the simple answer this question was seeking.
Pentecostals are an organized movement: there are specific denominations (such as the Assemblies of God) that officially codify Pentecostal belief (in a nutshell, basic evangelical/fundamentalist beliefs plus an emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit, through miracles, healings, speaking in tongues, etc). Charismatics are Christians who hold Pentecostal beliefs but belong to churches that are theologically non-Pentecostal. Examples include Oral Roberts (United Methodist), Pat Robertson (Southern Baptist), the late Brian Hathaway (Plymouth Brethren), Bill Subritsky (Anglican), Larry Christenson (Lutheran), Jack Deere (Presbyterian), and Francis MacNutt (Roman Catholic).
From the original knowledge of the creation account, as recorded in the Bible book of Genesis, various accounts arose which are regarded by some as myths. Whether this is a proper title for them is a matter for debate since it implies that they are total fabrications. All debate aside, it is clear that there is a wide range of variation among various cultures or people groups regarding the original creation event.
Firstly, this would not be surprising given the dispersion that is recorded as having occurred at Babel and the resultant spreading of people from a central location. They thus developed their own separate ethnic identities, in the first instance delineated by language. The separate creation accounts, later termed myths, were developed in order to answer the ultimate question of how each culture and the world itself came to be.
Local geographical features were incorporated into these accounts in an attempt to make them relevant and understandable to the people for whom they were developed. History also came into play as many accounts seek to give a sense of identity not just to the creation as a whole but to the particular people group involved. This is done by referring the creation event as specifically relating to the particular group's history and by giving names, in the language of the particular group, to persons and creatures and features involved.
The local variations, of which there are many, point to a common thread of reality, which, according to the particular 'cultural memory' of the people involved bears a lesser or greater resemblance to the account in Genesis. The geographic and historical features serve to 'fill out' the account, many of which bear a striking resemblance to the factual account in Genesis.
There is no difference, Anglicans are Catholics and have a history of some two thousand years holding the Catholic and Apostolic Faith! Holding to to Revelation, Scripture and Holy Tradition through the Seven Ecumenical Councils.
Mind you we do not hold to the papacy and the teachings of Trent or the Two Vatican Councils. Neither do we hold to any additions to the deposit!