Roman Catholic Church teaches that Christ is sacrificed afresh in the
Mass, and that each time the Mass is said, this renewing of His
sacrifice adds a bit of merit that can count toward ones salvation. If
the Catechism is to be believed, then each time the Mass is performed,
Christs work on the cross is present and the work of redemption is
carried out. However, the Bible reveals that the work of redemption was
a one-time act which was completed when Jesus Christ died on the cross
at Calvary. Dear Catholic reader, your understanding of the sacrifice
of Jesus Christ on the cross is pivotal for your eternal destiny. Will
you rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross or the
continual work of the priests at the altars of the Roman Catholic
The Catechism Says:
The Bible Says:
1364 "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."
19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is
finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost..
1366 The Eucharist is thus a sacrifice because it re-presents (makes
present) the sacrifice of the cross, because it is its memorial and
because it applies its fruit: [Christ], our Lord and God, was once and
for all to offer himself to God the Father by his death on the altar of
the cross, to accomplish there an everlasting redemption. But because
his priesthood was not to end with his death, at the Last Supper "on
the night when he was betrayed," [he wanted] to leave to his beloved
spouse the Church a visible sacrifice (as the nature of man demands) by
which the bloody sacrifice which he was to accomplish once for all on
the cross would be re-presented, its memory perpetuated until the end
of the world, and its salutary power be applied to the forgiveness of
the sins we daily commit.
Hebrews 10-18 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the
same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he
had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down
on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be
made his footstool. For by one offering he hath
perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost
also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the
covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I
will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write
them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where
remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
1367 The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one
single sacrifice: "The victim is one and the same: the same now offers
through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross;
only the manner of offering is different." "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."
1405 Every time this mystery is celebrated, "the work of our redemption
is carried on" and we "break the one bread that provides the medicine
of immortality, the antidote for death, and the food that makes us live
for ever in Jesus Christ."
1414 As sacrifice, the Eucharist is also offered in reparation for the
sins of the living and the dead and to obtain spiritual or temporal
benefits from God.
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have
given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for
it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
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.27 And as it is appointed unto men
once to die, but after this the judgment:28 So Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he
appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
to the Roman Catholic Church, one has to accept the continual
reincarnation and unbloody sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the remission
of ones sins. The Catholic Catechism further states in para 1381 "That
in this sacrament are the true Body of Christ and his true Blood is
something that 'cannot be apprehended by the senses,' says St. Thomas,
'but only by faith, which relies on divine authority..." The idea that
Christs sacrifice on the cross over 2000 years ago was not sufficient
for the remission of all our sins is a direct contradiction with the
Holy Scriptures. Not only is it clear from the Bible that God has
required the shedding of blood for the remission of sins but that Jesus
shed His precious blood once for all on Calvary.Dear reader, are you
beginning to see the paradox? You are being told that you must believe
in the traditional teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and its
sacrificial system by faith alone and the Bible is asking you to
believe in the all sufficient, once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ
for all of your sins, by faith alone. Either Gods Word alone holds the
truth or it is in the Catechism. My friend, both of these views cannot