The Catechism of the Catholic
Church makes the assumption that the man-made bread of the Eucharist
has become Divine. This being the case, the Catholic Church teaches
that the Eucharist is worthy of the same respect and adoration due God.
This tightly held belief extends beyond the walls of the Catholic
Church. The Catholic Catechism goes as far as stating that the whole
world needs to participate in Eucharistic worship. This Catholic
teaching, that the True God has been reincarnated into an object that
looks like bread made by human hands, is a dangerous assumption. The
Catechism clearly mandates Eucharistic worship, whereas, the Bible
strictly forbids it.
The Catechism Says:
The Bible Says
1378 Worship of
the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the
real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among
other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the
Lord. "The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the
sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass,
but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost
care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and
carrying them in procession.
4:13, 15-16 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded
you to perform, even Ten Commandments; and he wrote them upon two
tables of stone. Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye
saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake...Lest
ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of
Para 1380 The
Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship
Isaiah 42:8 I am
the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another,
neither my praise to graven images.
Para 1379 the
Church became conscious of the meaning of silent adoration of the Lord
present under the Eucharistic species. It is for this reason that the
tabernacle should be located in an especially worthy place in the
church and should be constructed in such a way that it emphasizes and
manifests the truth of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such
to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship
him in spirit and in truth.
The Scripture clearly identifies that God is Holy and He alone is
worthy of our worship. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and
glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come
and worship before thee Revelation 15:4
Catechisms physically literal interpretation of Scripture leads to
idolatry. According to the Bible, we must not give worship to any false
god or idol, meaning anything man-made (as an image) to represent God.
In the Old Testament, Aaron fell into this same grave error of
idolatry, when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down
out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron,
and said unto him, up, make us gods, which shall go before us
Aaron made the golden calf as a medium through which the Israelites
were to worship God. "These be thy gods, O Israel... he
states. As physically literal as Aaron and the people of Israel were,
they did not imagine that this image was itself a god. Rather, they
made the image a representation of the true God, whom they intended to
worship in and through the image. This is idolatry. It is the same
mistake the Church of Rome makes at every Mass.
worship of God ought to be in spirit and truth, as the Lord proclaimed, God is a Spirit: and
they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
This worship brings true peace and true Christian living. Worship of
the Eucharist brings about the wrath of God as promised in His Word.
God looks upon those who practice idolatry as haters of Him, though
they pretend to love Him. He will judge their iniquity. We are told
that God is One, who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of
them that love me, and keep my commandments (Ex. 34:7b).
the simple Word of the Lord in Mark 13:21, if any man shall say
to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not.
To command worship of the Eucharist is idolatry and idolatry is
spiritual adultery. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from
idolatry 1Co 10:14.