As a Roman Catholic I believe:
“I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.”
As a Catholic, I honor, venerate Mary, and all the Saints. To us Catholics, Mary was the first saint, the first apostle. As a Catholic, I believe her to be the queen of Heaven, because if she is the mother of Jesus Christ, the king, or also often referred to as the “prince of peace”, that would make her? Exactly. As a Catholic, I don’t worship Mary, I don’t worship the pope, I don’t worship “bread and wine”.. because it’s much more than bread and wine. During the Mass, I believe, as a Catholic, that after the priest says the blessing, it becomes the body and blood soul divinity of my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
What I don’t believe:
I can get my way to heaven. (We believe faith without works is dead)
I don’t assume my salvation
I should never be satisfied with my journey in faith, and closeness with Jesus Christ.
I don’t believe Mary is above Christ. In fact, it’s all about the power of Jesus that she was able to be known as the “blessed mother” we see Christ in her, plus all the blessed apostles, as well.
I don’t believe in Sola Scripture, I don’t believe Jesus Christ left us in a pickle to interpret the holy scriptures on our own, hence it would be logical for him to appoint authorized figures (such as the pope, priests, etc).
If you have any other questions about my belief in my faith in Christ, or the Catholic faith please contact me.
May God bless you.
your brother in Christ,