The Catholic church, also known as the Roman Catholic church, is powerful entity even in the year 2275. This does not mean they have the numbers they used too, but in their areas of control and influence.
The Catholic church was officially established in 313 CE with the Council of Nicea, and the canonization of the books of The Bible.
The church started from humble beginnings, as Christianity. Its leader was a figure known as Jesus of Nazareth, a lowly carpenter like his earthly father. He started his ministry at a very young age. His parents lost him one day and when they found him he was in the temple conversing with the Rabbi. As he grew he continued his ministry. When he became an adult he started gathering his followers. His first disciples were humble fishermen. He called to them and asked them to join him as he would make them "fisher's of men". As his disciples grew in numbers so to did his followers. He performed his first miracle during a wedding in Cana of Galilee. On the third day of the wedding celebrations their host ran out of wine. The Nazarene, as Jesus was also known, told his host to gather up all the vessels he had that could hold wine and fill them all with water. His host did as instructed, but when he was instructed to take the jars out and serve his guests he had his doubts. His guests were ecstatic with the wine as it was the best served during the celebration.
Who waits to serve their best wine last?Other notable miracles included but not limited to, walking on water, feed the multitudes with five fish and two loaves of bread, and raising Lazarus from the grave.
The followers of the Catholic church believe God created the world from nothing but his spoken word. Everything living on the Earth was created by him. Man was the last being created to inhabit the earth.
Tenets of Faith
The tenets of the faith include the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rules. The Ten Commandments as laid out in the Bible are:
1And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.by cgrape
The Golden Rules are:
In more simplistic terms: 1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me 2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain 3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day 4. Honor thy father and mother 5. Thou shalt not kill 6. Thou shalt not commit adultery 7. Thou shalt not steal 8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor 9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." "Love thy neighbour as thyself."