Do Catholics believe in more than one God?
Catholics and Protestants are the two main branches of Christianity today. The split occurred around 500 years ago on October 31, 1517, and was initiated by Martin Luther in Germany. He was unhappy with some of the practices of the Catholic church at the time and meant to change things from within. This proved impossible, and the Protestant church was born. Today there are many different Christian denominations (and the Catholic church itself has two main branches - Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic which split in 1054).
But all of them agree about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. All of the differences that exist between the various denominations, and there are several big ones, don't alter what Christianity is all about. I urge you to turn away from any denomination that uses the name of Christ but doesn't agree with the rest of Christianity's fundamental concepts as laid out in the Holy Bible - even if they claim the words came from an angel (Gal. 1:6-12). God gave his warning almost 2,000 years ago. Heed it.
For what it is worth the primary differences between Catholics and Protestants center on the authority of the pope, the importance of some of the sacraments of the Catholic church, the status and veneration of Mary and the saints, and celibacy of the priests. There are some other issues such as purgatory that also can be an issue and were an issue with Luther. But the thing to keep in mind is that the important things (outside of perhaps purgatory) are in agreement among all Christians. About the only issues that divide groups today are views of sin, and those issues divide humanity regardless of their religious affiliation. God will be the final Judge knowing all of our hearts, thoughts, motives, desires, and true relationship with Christ and His blood which no man can truly know about someone else. In the end, outside of the blood of Christ, His law and just judgment will prevail at the great white throne judgment regardless of what any denomination, priest, teacher, or uninspired writer has had to say about anything.
A united front against the forces of evil is needed today, just as much as at any other time in history. We all need to unite in the truths of what the Bible says, what God is saying through the Holy Spirit today, and having done all, stand. I'm sure that each denomination out there has some small or big thing that is wrong in God's eyes. Perhaps each has several. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit to a true understanding of the heart and mind of God and His Word, and make the changes needed to conform to Him and live up to what Jesus wants each of us to be. If we can do this then in time all of the fracturing of the church will be gone and we will be one. It would be awesome if that happened before we got to Heaven and found out just how messed up we all have been for how many hundreds or thousands of years straight from the Boss Himself.
On the united front, the message Stand United was given as a word of prophecy the day after this was originally posted.