2/1/2013 10:13:19 AM
There Are No More Offerings for Sin
Jesus Christ, the perfect high priest offered Himself once, the perfect sacrifice to a perfect God who demands perfection. "He, having offered ONE sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God" (Heb. 10:12).
The importance of the word "once" to describe the Lord's sacrifice is magnified by way it is repeated seven times in the New Testament. For example, the Apostle Peter wrote, "For Christ died for sins ONCE for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God" (1 Pet. 3:18). The writer of Hebrews declared, Christ was "offered ONCE to bear the sins of many" (Heb. 9:28). To all those who believe he wrote: "we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE for all (Heb. 10:10). The sufficiency of the Lord's ONE sacrifice for sin was proven when "He entered the holy place ONCE for all, having obtained eternal redemption (Heb. 9:12).
In contrast to the infallible truth of Scripture the Roman Catholic religion deceives its people with an ongoing, mandatory sin offering. The Catechism of the Catholic Church denies God's Word by teaching, "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" (para. 1367). Rome's fatal error becomes more blasphemous by declaring the church is offering herself with Christ. "The Church, which is the Body of Christ, participates in the offering of her Head. With Him, she herself is offered whole and entire" (para. 1368). This is an utter lie and totally false. The work of redemption and the purification of sin was accomplished by Christ alone (Heb.1:3). May God grant repentance to Catholics who are victims of this fatal deception.