Quotes and Notes for the Day
BE WARE OF FALSE CHRISTS – II
( The Roman Catholic Christ !!)
The arch enemy of God and man, Satan himself tries to deceive many as he deceived Eve in the garden. He uses the same craftiness, the same deception: The apostle Paul by inspiration of the Spirit writes, “ But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2nd Corinthians 11:3) Nothing has changed then! The false gospel Satan introduced to Eve is the same gospel he is promoting today. Thank God that, that the Christ of the Bible is clearly set forth in the Scripture, which exposes any false teaching, beyond the shadow of any doubt.
1.THE JESUS OF THE MASS: The Bible does not teach sacraments. In the Roman Catholic system the sacrament (baptism, christening, conformation, penance and so forth ) is supposed to be a means of divine grace, which is supposedly to assist in their salvation. The Eucharist has been referred to as the Catholic “wafer god”. This is a cracker, that the Romish priest supposedly changed into the Lord Jesus Christ, which the Catholics call “Jesus” or the “holy” Eucharist. The mass is the center of Catholicism and the Eucharist is the center of the mass.
To the Catholic adherents the host (the Eucharist ) is not an image of God, but God Himself !!!! They bow down in front of a golden monstrance which holds their “Jesus” and worship him. And they eat their Jesus. But before they eat him, at times they bow down in front of him and worship him, for hours. Without eating their Jesus, the Eucharist, Catholics believe they can not go to heaven. The monstrance is paraded through the street with their “Jesus” in it and “adored” in their solemn processions. Their Jesus the Eucharist, is also called ” The Sacrifice” and “ The Victim“. They do not believe that the work of Jesus Christ was FINISHED on the Cross. - He is supposed to be a perpetual “victim” always getting sacrificed over and over again. Dying over and over. That is why they are continually seen with dead Jesus on crosses in their churches, and homes – Jesus hanging there, dead. According to the Romish doctrine, The Jesus of the Bible is the “Eternal Victim”.
The Eucharist is just another man-made Jesus. The Roman Catholic Jesus – he is plainly not the Jesus of the Bible. The Bible teaches that His (Christ’s) one time sacrifice is FINISHED, completed, and over. Never more to be repeated!! “ For this he did once, when he offered up himself……” (Heb 7:27). ” He entered in once..” (Heb 9:11-15) ” But now once....” (Heb 9:26) “Christ was once offered…” (Heb 9:28) “We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all….” (Heb 10:10) ” And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering often times the same sacrifices, which can not 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.” (Hebrews 10:11-13) ( Heb 10:11-13) “for by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. “ (Heb 10:14) “Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” (Heb 10:18)
Friends, if Christ is offered again and again by the Roman Catholic priests as they claim, then the above Scripture verses are not true. The Jesus of the Bible is The resurrected Lord who ever liveth, and He is back in heaven where He is seated at the right hand of the throne of grace, and as our great high priest He ever liveth to make intercession for us.!! And that the ONE TIME sacrifice of Jesus Christ is enough to save your soul.
Friend, the Catholic religion is no more Christian than any other cult. Yes, many have written to us and said, ” you see the problem with you , is that you don’t love Roman Catholics” No! that is not true.!! We love Roman Catholics, but we don’t like the Roman Catholic system! It is is anti-biblical, keeping men and women in darkness, and damning their souls! We long to see Roman Catholics saved, and come out of that system of idolatry!!
To be continued……………………………..
from the Staff of The Peoples Gospel Hour
The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff