The 1994 Catholic Catechism states that each time the mass is said, their redemption is carried out.
“In this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner.” Pg. 344, #1367
“When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ’s Passover, and it is made present. As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out.” Pg. 343, #1364
I did not say this – the catholic catechism says it. But what does the Bible say? (Heb 6:5) And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, (Heb 6:6) If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. The Bible directly contradicts what the catechism teaches here, my friend! How can you believe otherwise?
Jesus is our sacrifice, correct? (Heb 9:26) For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. We agree in that point. However, Paul also states that (Heb 10:10) By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. and (Heb 9:12) Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (emphasis mine) Jesus’ sacrifice only needed to be once. He only had to enter once in the holy place on our behalf. The Bible specifically states that this sacrifice should not be done daily. Heb. 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’ s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. (emphasis mine)
Yet the Catechism is adamant that:
“Every time this mystery is celebrated, ‘the work of our redemption is carried on’ …” Pg. 354, #1405
Jesus did all the work necessary to purchase our salvation when He died on the cross. No more work has ever been needed. The catholic church, however, wants their people to believe that it is Christ andthe sacrifice of the eucharist and they are one single sacrifice!
“The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice.” Pg. 344 # 1367
The Bible states no where that Christ needs to be sacrificed anew every day – thousands of times throughout the world, in fact. To state otherwise is to say that salvation cannot be in Christ alone but in the offering daily of His death.
Once again, catholicism has added something to the very basic plan of salvation. It is their intention to keep the catholic in chains and bondage. The catholic religion is one of burden after burden being carried on the shoulders of the catholic. According to catholic doctrine, the catholic can never be freed of his burden of sin – he must even take it to purgatory to purge himself before entering heaven. No purging is necessary, my friend. Once you die, you either go to heaven or to hell. (Heb 9:27) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (emphasis mine) Don’t you think that Paul would have had a perfect opportunity to talk about purgatory here? But yet, he stated that after your death, you are going to be judged by the One and Only Judge (2 Ti 4:1). Do you really want to take a chance with eternity? A wise man once said,
“Eternity is too long and hell fire is too hot for me not to be saved!”
I pray that these posts on catholicism are speaking to a dear catholic’s heart today. My prayer is that this will all be worth it if one catholic is snatched from the grips and burdensome weights of the catholic church. In salvation, the weight of my sin was lifted from my shoulders. I literally felt lighter because Christ had removed that burden and placed it onto Himself. His mercy on my soul cost Him His life. It was my sins that nailed Him to the cross and only salvation through Him can remove that sin from me. (Mat 11:28 ) Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Mat 11:29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Mat 11:30) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Dear catholic, can you honestly say that you have total peace that you are going to heaven and that you do not carry a burden of sin on your shoulders? Can you honestly say that your sin is no longer on your own account but on Christ’s? Your knee will have to bow to Jesus Christ one day – not to Mary – not to anyone else, but to Him – and you will have to give an account for what you have chosen to believe in this life. (Rom 14:11) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. (Rom 14:12) So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Knowing this, can you say in your heart of hearts that you are burden free as Matt 11:28-30 promises? I know that I did not have that complete peace. But once I was born-again and made new in Christ, I personally experienced that perfect peace of no longer falling under condemnation. (Phil 4:7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. The catholic church had me under condemnation with no hope unless I kept a bunch of rules, sacraments, etc.
Jesus does not say that He must be sacrificed every day and anew for your sins. He did not say that after you die, you have to be purged further to be able to enter heaven. (Joh 5:24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Quite the opposite, huh? Jesus said that once you hear the Word and believe in Him, you have eternal life from that moment on and you do not come into condemnation. I don’t know about you but that says we accept His sacrifice one time to me and that after I have been saved, I don’t need any further purging because Christ’s sacrifice was sufficient. (Rom 8:1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
The catholic church is guilty of deceiving its followers. (Jud 1:4) For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. We do not deserve God’s grace. But praise the Lord that He died for us while we were yet sinners. Christ died once – for all sins. What will you do with this knowledge? Will you continue to believe what the catholic church has taught you? Or will you rely on God’s Holy Word and accept the gift that has been offered to you? It is a gift, my friend (John 3:16). It is not merited – it is free – you didn’t do anything to deserve the gift – it is yours for the taking. But you must do something with this gift. You must either take it into your heart or you must reject it.