Catechism and the Eucharist

By Sis. Sandy w/Tracy

Comparison between "Catechism of the Catholic Church"
(published in 1995 by Doubleday, 1540 Broadway, New York, New York 10036)
and the Bible -- the Authorized King James Version of 1611

RCC Catechism
Eucharist Cleanses us from Sin

"For this reason the Eucharist cannot unite us to Christ without at the same time cleansing us from past sins and preserving us from future sins:" (Pg. 390, #1393

"By the same charity that it enkindles in us, the Eucharist preserves us from future mortal sins." (Pg. 390, #1395)

The Blood of Jesus Cleanses us From Sin

(a) The cleansing of your past sins is not done by a wafer which is given in an "unbloody manner."

"and without the shedding of blood is no remission."
--Heb. 9:22

"....THE BLOOD of Jesus Christ his Son CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN."

--1 John 1:7

"And from Jesus Christ, who is faithful witness... Unto him that loved us, and WASHED US FROM OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BLOOD,"

--Rev. 1:5

(b) The wafer does not preserve you from future sins. If it did, you would be sinless by now. Obviously it is not working. However, there is a way you can protect yourself from sin, and that is abiding in God's word:

"Thy WORD have I hid in mine heart, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST THEE."
--Psalm 119:11

"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? BY TAKING HEED THERETO ACCORDING TO THY WORD."

--Psalm 119:9

"Now UNTO HIM THAT IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen."

--Jude 1:24-25
The Eucharist Helps Dead People

"The Eucharistic sacrifice is also offered for the faithful departed who 'have died in Christ but are not yet wholly purified, so that they may be able to enter into the light and peace of Christ.'" (Pg. 382, # 1371

"In the Eucharist, the Church expresses her efficacious communion with the departed..." (Pg. 469, #1689)

It's Too Late for the Dead

(a) No such doctrine exists, nor any Biblical character in the Bible ever mentions that partaking of the Lord's supper (not Eucharist) would help the dead. Each man will give an account of himself, of what he did with Jesus--NOT what the living do.

"So then every one of us shall give account of HIMSELF to God."
--Rom. 14:12

(b) A person enters heaven based solely upon what Christ did at the Cross. The living do not give the departed loved ones Salvation. We cannot earn them righteousness. It is too late to say prayers after a loved one is dead.

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT:"
--Heb. 9:27

(c) For a loved one to get to heaven, he must first place his trust in Jesus while he is ALIVE, otherwise he is condemned already. Prayers will be too late after death.

"He that believeth on him [Christ] is not condemned: but he that believeth not IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
--John 3:18

(d) To trust in a religion or a person for Salvation after death means one is not trusting in Christ. If you die without Jesus Christ, the WRATH of God abideth on you, and no prayer will help you whether it be by relative or friend after your death.

"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDETH ON HIM."
--John 3:36

(e) Partaking of the "eucharist," does not pacify God's wrath. After death, judgment. Don't leave this earth with the wrath of God abiding on you. Place your trust in Jesus NOW.

"...He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION; but is passed from death unto life."
--John 5:24

(f) If you truly love Jesus and want to make it to heaven, do what He says.

"If a man love me, he will keep my words.."
--John 14:23

(g) The prayers of your loved ones will not save you from a fictitious place called "purgatory." It's either heaven or hell when you die. At the judgment seat, you will no longer be able to claim you didn't know, for God already warned you:

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
--Col. 2:8

An Interesting Tale of the Eucharist

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