1. Because Jesus Christ Founded The Catholic Church.
We see in Matthew 16:18 that Christ establishes a Church on St. Peter the Apostle. St. Peter is the first Pope of the Catholic Church. For 2000 years there is a line of Popes from Peter to St. Francis today teaching the same teachings for 2000 years.
As a Christian, do you want to be part of the Church Christ founded in the Bible?
2. Because Other Christian denominations and doctrine are Man Made.
When we look at other Christian Churches, they are all founded by men. Yes they use scripture but they use their own interpretation of scripture. Whether it is Non-Denominational Christian, Baptist, Evangelical and all Non-Catholic Christians. All of these are man made using their own personal interpretations of what scripture says. That is why there are thousands of different protestant denominations that all disagree on doctrine.
By the way, Non-denominational Christian is a protestant denomination.
Now ask yourself when logically selecting a Christian Church with true doctrine, would you prefer the Christian Church with true doctrine founded by God or men?
3. Because Christ inspired the Catholic Church to write and compile the New Testament.
When dialoguing with our protestant (Non-Catholic) Christian brothers and sisters they always turn to the Bible. This is a great thing. The only problem (for them) is that the New Testament is a Catholic Document. The New Testament was written and then compiled (Canonized) by the Catholic Church by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This same Holy Spirit also interprets the scriptures.
Now would you prefer to follow the interpretations by the same Church that wrote and compiled the New Testament or follow men that came thousands of years later and use their own personal interpretation of what the Bible says?
4. Because Non-Catholic Christians are Missing 7 books from their Old Testament.
Non-Catholic Christians are missing 7 books from their Old Testament. These books are Baruch, Sirach, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, and the Wisdom of Solomon, plus portions of Esther and Daniel.
Jesus Christ and the Apostles handed these books to the first Christians to preach and teach others. It was 1500 years later that Martin Luther and the reformers decided what Christ did by passing these books to the first Christians was no longer valid and removed these books.
The question is, who do you follow regarding these 7 books? Christ or Martin Luther?
5. The Eucharist / Communion
At the Last Supper, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." (Mt 26:26-28, Mk 14:22-24, Lk 22:17-20, 1 Cor 11:23-25)
Our fellow Non-Catholic Christian brothers and sisters are taught that it is not Christs body or blood, but merely a symbol or spiritual which is not what Christ taught. As we see in scripture, Christ clearly teaches it is His Body and Blood in the form of Bread and Wine.
Do you believe Jesus in the Bible or men today that disagree with Jesus?
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I am Catholic because I know Jesus Christ and I believe in Him. He is my Savior and His blood has healed my granddaughter of the leukemia that attacked her little body at 3 years old.
God is great.
I am a Catholic, because I have searched other religions, and the one that fulfil me is being a Catholic. I believe the teachings and know that Jesus Christ established the Church. What better reason!