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What are the differences between Catholics and Apostolics?

Submitted: 3/17/2013
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Question: My boyfriend is Apostolic and I am Catholic. I am trying to figure out the differences in beliefs between the two religions. I know that we use different Bibles, but not sure of the other differences. It is important to me and my family to have babies baptised, do Apostolics baptise their babies?

Answer: There are many many differences between Catholics and Apostolics. For example, Apostolics do not baptize babies. This is because the Bible says that before a person is baptized, he or she must both repent and believe (see Acts 2:38 and Mark 16:16). Babies are incapable of either of these. We also do not believe in the infallibility of the Pope or the worship of Mary and the saints. We also do not believe in the priesthood, the Trinity, or the Eucharist. Frankly, the list of differences is so long that I will not take time to list them all here. But instead of being concerned about the differences, we suggest you dig into what Apostolics believe. In fact, we are quite curious as to why you would address your question to us and not to your boyfriend. It seems as though you and he need to have a serious conversation.