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Anonymous Samarth wrote:

Hi, guys —

My name is Samarth and I am from India. If you don't mind, I would like to ask you some questions. I tried searching for them online but every website has different answers.

My question is:

  • How many types of Christians are there and what are the differences?

These are questions I have been curious about for a while and I mean no offense to you by asking them. Hoping to get a reply from you soon.

Thanking you!

Kind Regards,


  { How many types of Christians are there and what are the differences? }

Bob replied:

Dear Samarth,

Thanks for the question.

There really is only one kind of Christian, inasmuch as Christ founded only One Church. His Church was built on the Apostles and He chose Peter to be the chief Apostle, namely what we call the Pope so there is One Church, the Catholic Church, so anyone who is Christian is in some way connected to this reality.

That being said, many people who call themselves Christian belong to Protestant churches that broke off from the One True Church. They are still Christian, though they do not have the fullness of the faith that Christ taught because they have rejected the authority of the Apostolic Church.

So in this way, there is sad division, and yet we hope to bring everyone together again through God's Mercy and the goodwill of those who love Him. To date, there are many thousands of these little Protestant churches; it is like a big family that has had too many arguments and can't stand to be in the same room with each other anymore. We pray that these wounds will be eventually healed so the whole world will be able to see the real unity that Christ intended for us.


Bob Kirby

Mike replied:

Dear Samarth,

If you want specifics, this web page I put together (below) may help. 

For each Protestant denomination, you can search Wikipedia (See the upper right-hand corner of this page.) to find more about them, like this: Lutheranism.

Hope this helps,


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