BIBLE’S MESSAGE UNCOVERED

By the Scripture's Own Writers

Definition

A doctrine of false religion. "The Mass is the unbloody renewal of the Sacrifice of Our Lord upon the cross. In it the priest, as the representative of Christ, offers to God the bread and wine, which he changes into the Body and Blood of Our Lord [transubstantiation]." (National Catholic Almanac of 1948, p. 244) It is further claimed, "Our divine Saviour said the first Mass, at the Last Supper, the night before He died."—A Catechism of Christian Doctrine.

The Scriptures clearly reveal that Jesus offered His own sacrifice once for all time and which never needs renewing. Jesus' words "body" and "blood" symbolically represent that those eating and drinking are sharing in His congregational body and His death under the new covenant.

Origin

The "unbloody sacrifice" had its origin in ancient Babylonish wor­ship with evidences of its practice in Assyria, Cyprus and Phoenicia, and was adopted by apostate Christians during the fourth century. The thin round wafer of the "Mass" originated in Egypt as a symbol of the "sun" and "the Son". (Hislop's The Two Babylons) Although accepting money for masses began during the seventh or eighth century, it did not become universal until the twelfth century.

Doctrine of the "Mass" Denies Jesus Who Bought Them with His Shed Blood

2 Peter  2:1  "But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers who shall bring in sects of perdition and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction."

1 Corinthians 6:20  "For you are bought with a great price. Glori­fy and bear God in your body."

Impaling Christ Afresh Is Sin­ning Against Light

Hebrews 6:4-6   "For it is im­possible for those who were once illuminated, have tasted also the heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, have moreover tasted the good Word of God and the powers of the world to come, and are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God and making Him a mockery."

Jesus Made One Sacrifice, Which Never Needs a "Renewal"

Romans 6:9, 10 "Knowing that Christ, rising again from the dead, dies now no more. Death shall no more have dominion over Him. For in that He died to sin, He died once: but in that He lives, He lives unto God."

Hebrews 7:24, 25, 27   "But this, for that He continues for ever, has an everlasting priesthood: whereby He is able also to save for ever them that come to God by Him; always living to make intercession for us. Who needs not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the peo­ple's: for this He did once, in offering Himself."

Offered Often Makes Sacrifice No Better than Typical Sacrifices

Hebrews 10:1-4   "For the Law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things, by the self­same sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto per­fect. For then they would have ceased to be offered: because the worshippers once cleansed should have no conscience of sin any longer. But in them there is made a commemoration of sins every year: for it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away."

Renewing Sacrifice Would Also Mean New Covenant Needed Renewing

Luke 22:20 "In like man­ner, the cup also, after He had supped, saying: This is the cup, the new testament in My blood, which shall be shed for you."

Hebrews 9:17-20  "For a testa­ment is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator lives. Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood. For when every command­ment of the Law had been read by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop: and, sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, saying: This is the blood of the testament which God has en­joined unto you."

Prophecy Shows Christ in Heav­en Until God's Due Time, Not Brought Down Daily in Sacrifice of Mass

Psalm 110:1-4 "The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at My right hand: until I make Your enemies Your footstool. The Lord will send forth the sceptre of Your power out of Sion: rule in the midst of Your enemies. With You is the principality in the day of Your strength, in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot You. The Lord has sworn, and He will not repent: You are a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech."

Christ Needs No Priestly Repre­sentative as Mediator

1 Timothy 2:5, 6   "For there is one God: and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus who gave Himself a re­demption for all, a testimony in due times."

Hebrews 7:17, 22-25   "For He testifies: You are a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech. By so much is Je­sus made a surety of a better testament. And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue: but this, for that He continues for ever, has an everlasting priesthood: whereby He is able also to save for ever them that come to God by Him."

In Typical Nation Only High Priest Made Atonement in Most Holy

Hebrews 9:3, 7, 9, 11, 12   "And after the second veil, the taber­nacle which is called the Holy of Holies: but into the second, the high priest alone, once a year: not without blood, which he offers for his own and the people's ignorance. Which is a parable of the time present: . . . But, Christ, being come an high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hand, that is, not of this creation: nei­ther by the blood of goats or of calves, but by His own blood, en­tered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption."

Offering as an Unbloody Sacri­fice Could Not Remit Sins

Hebrews 9:22    "And almost all things, according to the Law, are cleansed with blood: and without shedding of blood there is no re­mission."

At Lord's Supper Jesus Said. "This Is My Body," Not, "My Flesh"

Luke 22:19   "And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My body, which is given for you."

Jesus' "Flesh" Refers to His Hu­manity, Not Church "Body"

John 1:14   "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the only be­gotten of the Father), full of grace and truth."

1 John 4:2   "By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God."

2 John 7   "For many se­ducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist."

Manifest in flesh

1 Timothy 3:16   "Great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh."

Born of fleshly Israel

Romans 9:4, 5   "Who are Is­raelites: to whom belongs the adoption as of children and the glory and the testament and the giving of the Law and the service of God and the promises: whose are the fathers and of whom is Christ, according to the flesh."

Son of David

Romans 1:3 "Concerning His Son, who was made to Him of the seed of David, according to the flesh."

Suffered

Hebrews 5:7    "Who in the days of His flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to Him that was able to save Him from death, was heard for His reverence."

1 Peter 4:1    "Christ there­fore having suffered in the flesh, be you also armed with the same thought."

Rested while alive in hope

Acts 2:26     "For this my heart has been glad, and my tongue has rejoiced: moreover my flesh also shall rest in hope."

Put to death

1 Peter 3:18    "Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that He might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit."

Flesh not corrupted

Acts 2:31    "Forseeing this, he spoke of the resurrection of Christ. For neither was He left in hell: neither did His flesh see corruption."

Not known as fleshly since death

2 Corinthians 5:16   "Wherefore henceforth, we know no man ac­cording to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh: but now we know Him so no longer."

First came as sin offering

Romans 8:3    "For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the like­ness of sinful flesh and of sin, has condemned sin in the flesh."

Second coming, flesh not needed

Hebrews 9:28    "So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many. The second time He shall appear without sin to them that expect Him unto sal­vation."

Followers reconciled by flesh

Colossians 1:22    "Yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted and blameless before Him."

Flesh opens way to God

Hebrews 10:19, 20    "Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the Holies by the blood of Christ: a new and living way which He has dedi­cated for us through the veil, that is to say, His flesh."

Expression "Flesh and Blood" Often Used to Denote Human Nature

Matthew 16:15-17   "Jesus said to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter an­swered and said: You are Christ, the Son of the Living God. And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but My Father who is in heaven."

"Flesh and Blood" Contrasted with God's Spirit

John 1:12, 13    "But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His name. Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

"Flesh and Blood" Contrasted with Wicked Spirits

Ephesians 6:12   "For our wres­tling is not against flesh and blood: but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places."

Jesus on Earth as "Flesh and Blood"

Hebrews 2:14    "Therefore be­cause the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Him­self in like manner has been partaker of the same: that, through death, He might destroy him who had the empire of death, that is to say, the devil."

Jesus Not in Heaven as "Flesh and Blood"

1 Corinthians 15:50    "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot possess the kingdom of God: neither shall corruption possess incorruption."

Galatians 1:15, 16    "But when it pleased Him who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles: immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood."

Jesus Spoke of Flesh as "Manna", Not "Unleavened Bread" of Passover

John 6:49-52, 59    "Your fathers did eat manna in the desert: and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven: that if any man eat of it, he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eats of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, for the life of the world. This is the bread that came down from heav­en. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eats this bread shall live for ever."

His Humanity Given for Life of Sinful Mankind

John 6:54-57   "Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eats My flesh and drinks My blood has everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed: and My blood is drink indeed. He that eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me: and I in him."

"Flesh" and "Body" Not Always Used Synonymously

Colossians 1:23, 24   "I Paul am made a minister. Who now re­joice in my sufferings for you and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for His body, which is the church."

Colossians 1:18, 21, 22   "And He is the head of the body, the church: ... He has now reconciled in the body of His flesh through death."

"Body of Christ" Is His Church

Ephesians 1:22, 23 "God has made Him head over all the church, which is His body."

Ephesians 5:23   "Because the hus­band is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Saviour of His body."

Ephesians 4:12    "For the per­fecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."

Romans 12:5   "So we, being many, are one body in Christ; and every one, members one of another."

Jesus Referred to Church with Words, "This Is My Body"

Matthew 26:26    "And while they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke and gave to His disciples and said: Take and eat. This is My body."

1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27    "For as the body is one and has many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body: so also is Christ. For in one spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, wheth­er bond or free: and in one spirit we have all been made to drink. For the body also is not one member, but many. Now you are the body of Christ and members of member."

1 Corinthians 11:29   "For he that eats and drinks unworthily eats and drinks judgment to himself, if not discerning the body of the Lord."

Romans 12:5    "So we, being many, are one body in Christ; and every one, members one of another."

Ephesians 3:6   "That the Gen­tiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body: and copartners of His promise in Christ Jesus, by the gospel."

Ephesians 4:4    "One body and one spirit: as you are called in one hope of your calling."

Jesus Showed God's Will for Him Was Death, Symbolized by Drinking the Cup

Mark 10:38   "And Jesus said to them: ... Can you drink of the cup that I drink of or be baptized with the bap­tism wherewith I am baptized?"

Matthew 26:39, 42   "And going a little further, He fell upon His face, praying and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me. Neverthe­less, not as I will but as You will. Again the second time, He went and prayed, saying: My Fa­ther, if this cup may not pass away but I must drink it, Your will be done."

John 18:11   "Jesus there­fore said to Peter: Put up your sword into the scabbard. The cup which My Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?"

Jesus Showed God's Will for His Followers Was to Share His Death

Matthew 28:27   "And taking the cup, He gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink all of this."

Mark 10:39    "And Jesus said to them: You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism where­with I am baptized you shall be baptized."

Baptism into Christ Means Shar­ing His Death and Resurrection

Romans 6:3-5   "Know you not that all we who are baptized in Christ Jesus are baptized in His death? For we are buried to­gether with Him by baptism into death: that, as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the like­ness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His res­urrection."

Philippians 3:8-11   "I count all things to be but loss ... That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fel­lowship of His sufferings: being made conformable to His death, if by any means I may attain to the resurrection which is from the dead."

2 Timothy 2:11, 12   "A faithful saying: for if we be dead with Him, we shall live also with Him. If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will also deny us."

Taking of Bread and Wine at Last Supper Meant Sharing with Christ

1 Corinthians 10:16, 17    "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord? For we, being many, are one bread, one body: all that partake of one bread."

Jesus Did Not Change Bread and Wine into Literal Flesh and Blood as a "Saying of the First Mass". Jesus spoke of commemoration, not sacrifice

Luke 22:19    "And taking bread, He gave thanks and broke and gave to them, saying: This is ["means"] My body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me."

Jesus showed liquid in chalice (cup) was still wine

Matthew 26:27-29    "And taking the cup, He gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink all of this. For this is ["means"] My blood of the new testa­ment, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins. And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the Kingdom of My Father."

Symbolic language

1 Corinthians 10:4   "And all drank the same spiritual drink: (and they drank of the spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.)"

Since "Mass" Is a Fraud and Denies True Provision of God, It Profanes God's Name

Malachi 1:7, 12   "To you, O priests, that despise My Name and have said: Wherein have we de­spised Your Name? You offer pol­luted bread upon My altar and you say: Wherein have we pol­luted You? In that you say: The table of the Lord is contemptible. And you have profaned it in that you say: The table of the Lord is defiled; and that which is laid thereupon is contemptible, with the fire that devours it."

Is a Sharing with Demons

1 Corinthians 10:20, 21    "The things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of dev­ils: you cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord and of the table of devils."

An Abomination to God

Proverbs 21:27   "The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, be­cause they are offered of wickedness."

 

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