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The Catechism of the Catholic Church claims that the sacraments are the effective means of grace that is necessary for salvation.  In more simplistic terms, you, the Catholic person must be an active participant in the Church’s physical sacraments in order to receive grace in hopes of earning your salvation.  Do not be mistaken:  these sacraments are declared to be necessary for salvation because they are the means of grace!  This teaching is so emphatic that “sacramental grace” received through these physical sacraments is declared to be the grace of the Holy Spirit.  In the light of the Scriptures, please consider how fatal this unbiblical system of belief is.

The Catechism Says:
The Bible Says:

#1113 “The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments.  There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation or Chrismation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.”

I John 5:11-12 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

 

#1129  “The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation.  ‘Sacramental grace’ is the grace of the Holy Spirit, given by Christ and proper to each sacrament.”

 

I John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Acts 16:31Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

 

#1493 “One who desires to obtain reconciliation with God and with the Church, must confess to a priest all the unconfessed grave sins he remembers after having carefully examined his conscience.”
 

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested.”

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ”

 

Can you see how the brokers of this Roman Catholic “grace” are subjecting you to a system of merchandizing?  This is not the grace of God, for you are paying for it with your sacramental participation.  Men, women, and children are made to believe that salvation begins and end in these rituals.  All seven rituals are substituted for the simple act of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Satan’s design is to replace Christ and His gospel of free grace with man’s efforts to save himself with rituals and devotion.  These unbiblical rituals have “a form of godliness, but [they are] denying the power thereof:  from such turn away.”  (II Timothy 3:5)  The Roman Catholic system of merited grace is so convoluted that the Lord’s commandment to simply believe must be solemnly repeated,“this is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” John 6:29 

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