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Tropical_Man 68M
6573 posts
2/1/2008 5:43 am
Is Catholic Mass Scriptural?

If we as Christians are to determine if something is scriptural, we must take it within the context of the scriptures. Here is what Catholicism teaches versus what the Scriptures say.

Roman Catholicism Teaches

An unbloody sacrifice:
"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." Catechism of the Catholic Church, p. 344, para 1367

The Scriptures of the Bible Teaches

Scripture says there is no such thing as an "unbloody sacrifice."

Hebrew 9:22 "Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin." Cp. Leviticus 17:11

Roman Catholicism Teaches

A continual sacrifice:
"Every time this mystery is celebrated, 'the work of our redemption is carried on' ..." Catechism of the Catholic Church, p 354, para 1405

"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." Catechism of the Catholic Church, p 343, para 1364

"The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice." Catechism of the Catholic Church, p 344, para 1367

"In the Sacrament Christ is offered every day for the people." St. Augustine, in Catholic Faith, Based on The Catholic Catechism, by His Eminence Peter Cardinal Gasparri (P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 193, p. 215 Nihil Obstat, M. McCabe. O.M.Cap., S.T.D., Imprimi Potest, Ignatius Weisbruch, O.M.Cap; Nihil Obstat, Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D.; Imprimatur, Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of NY.

"On Calvary, Christ offered sacrifice in his physical body. In the Mass he offers sacrifice in his mystical body, of which we are members. Therefore at Mass we are, in a spiritual sense, both co-offerers and co-victims with Christ." ("Companion to the Missal," by Sister M. Cecilia, OSB, 1954, Bruce Publ. Co., opposite title page)

The Scriptures of the Bible Teaches

Once for all:
John 19:30
Romans 6:9 He died "once for all..."
Hebrews 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."

Hebrews 9:12 "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he (Jesus) entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 9:26 "...but now once in the end of the world hath he (Jesus) appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.."

Hebrews 9:28 "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many..."

Hebrews 10:10-12 "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands 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""

Roman Catholicism Teaches

The 'Celebration' of the Mass
"When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ's Passover..." Catechism of the Catholic Church, p 343, para 1364

The Scriptures of the Bible Teaches

The message of the gospel is the resurrection ("He is risen!"), not his death: victory, not defeat! "It is finished!" Jesus said on the cross.

Tropical_Man 68M
6389 posts
2/19/2008 10:46 pm

interpets the scriptures? Catholicism is not Christianity. It is a cult. Peter was not a pope. He was an apostle.

Tropical_Man 68M
6389 posts
2/20/2008 3:42 pm

the scriptures pointed out that Mass is indeed not scriptural. If you are not under the context of the scriptures, then it is not Christian which Catholicism is not. I suggest you read again what your thing teaches, vs what the word of God says.

Tropical_Man 68M
6389 posts
2/21/2008 4:35 pm

you are an idiot