Terminology Tuesday: Real Presence Of Christ In The Eucharist

^The belief that Jesus Christ is actually and sacramentally present in the bread and the wine at the Lord’s Table, or Holy Communion. The biblical basis for this view includes a literal understanding of Jesus’ words of institution, “This is my body…This is My blood “(Mk 14:22-24) as well as the supposed allusion to the Eucharist in Jesus’ bread-of-life discourse (Jn 6:53-58). The real presence is taught by Lutherans and Roman Catholic (with substantial differences).

* *Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 99

God Bless
Brian Mason

What Really Matters…

Sometimes I want to be the guy that knows it all (I don’t). Most of my critics will say I am head-hunting Roman Catholicism, and they would be correct! I was a Catholic, and I have loved ones that are still Catholic! This is the reason that I hammer the truth upon the RCC! I HATE the RCC for leading so many pope followers down the road to hell!

I open my heart to ALL pope followers! I know that there is a girl that is a blog follower and thinks I am a “Catholic Hater” however that could not be farther from the truth! I Hate the RCC! Not the followers. I am soooooo tired of the misleading from the RCC and want people to open their eyes against Rome!

Tomorrow is Sunday. Please pray for the Roman Catholics!

Jesus will be here soon! Amen!

God Bless!

Terminology Tuesday: Heresy

*Any teaching rejected by the Christian community as contrary to Scripture and hence to orthodox doctrine. Most of the teachings that have been declared heretical have to do with either the nature of God or the person of Jesus Christ. The term heresy is not generally used to characterize non-Christian belief. That is to say, systems of belief such as atheism or agnosticism, or non-Christian religions such as Buddhism or Islam are not technically heresy. The term heresy is generally reserved for any belief that claims to be Christian and scriptural but has been rejected by the church as sub-Christian or antiscriptural.

* *Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 58

God Bless

Brian Mason

Pray For The Roman Catholic Followers

I have always wondered as to why a lot of the atheists I have conversed with were once Roman Catholics? I don’t know if anyone else that reads this post has had the same observation, my guess would be yes. I would like to do a study on that connection.

Maybe it is because … they believe (or are told) that Baptism is necessary for salvation (CCC 1257), or maybe it is “Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation,” (CCC 846), or “The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation, (CCC 1129)?

The list goes on and on…!

I ask too that if a Catholic needs to go to confession, they must not be living rightly by the law. Is this a good example that the RC cannot live by the accordance of the Law? In fact, after confession the priest will then give them some things to DO….more works!

If you are a Catholic can you fulfill the requirements for that your church says you need for salvation? You know you can’t! Have you done enough to be saved?

Here is the depth charge: Romans 3: 27-30 (NASB)

27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one.

As an escapee from that heresy called the Roman Catholic Church, I again ask for prayers for enlightenment and revelation for the Roman Catholic (Pope) follower.

God Bless

Brian Mason

To All That Believe You Need The Law For Salvation And Not God’s Gift Of Free Grace:

Romans 10: 1-4
Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. 2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. 3 For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Titus 3: 5-7
5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Romans 3: 24
24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;

Roman 5: 9
9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
Galatians 2: 16
16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.
Notice that the works of the Law are contrasted with faith?

Why wouldn’t you want the FREE GIFT OF GRACE?
God Bless

Brian Mason

Did You Know?: The Power Of The Pope And That Peter Was The First Pope?

* The new Catholic Catechism reads: “The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and the bishops in communion with him.”

As a Roman Catholic Pope follower, you are not allowed to interpret scripture! And from what I have read is that in the entire history of the Roman Catholic Church as little as eleven verses have been translated. This number could be a bit higher or lower.

Peter is recognized as the first Pope in Roman Catholic Dogma. However, Paul, John, Jude, or James in the epistles never refer to Peter as a Pope.
Conversely, Peter in his first epistle clearly says the opposite!

1 Peter 5: 1-2 (NASB) Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;

He speaks as an elder, not as Pope.

Paul writes the order in structure of the Church in 1 Corinthians 12: 27-28 (NASB),

27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.

No mention of a Pope there either.

* Section 100

God Bless

Brian Mason

Pope Francis Said What?

I was reading an article today from the Huffington Post and it was Pope Francis saying that “Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics.” Referring to a recent sermon, everyone is saved. This is one step away from universalism but two steps into heresy!

By “Good” according to Roman Catholic dogma, he is speaking of “Good Works”. “Works” based Salvation is not biblical. Not to mention that not believing in God is obviously not biblical. Even Satan believes in God and we know where he and his fallen angels are heading at Judgment Day and it certainly will not be heaven! James 2:19 (NASB)

19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

This kind of ridiculous statement makes me wonder what Stalin’s role will be in Heaven? Maybe he will be heading up the tea and social club for young anarchists and God-Haters? Maybe he did “good” in the eyes of his regime? But what does the actual Holy Bible say about this nonsense? As a Christian I go by the Word, not by perpetrated lies.

Again a reminder to anyone that wants to die on the hill of works based Salvation read Galatians 2: 16 (NASB95):

16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

It is actual grace, a gift from God that is necessary for salvation. It is a faith, a faith in Christ’s work on the cross so that we are justified by faith alone in Christ’s work alone. Read Romans 4: 5-6:

5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,
6 just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Just read the book of Galatians and see if the Pope’s ear-tickling words of nonsense weighs up to the truth of God? Beware of false teachings. Matthew 24:24 (NASB95)

24 “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

I ask fellow believers of Jesus and His Word to pray that the Holy Spirit comes over the Roman Catholic “Pope Followers” to see the true Gospel. Maybe a statement as stupid as this one by Pope Francis may pry open the eyelids of truth and reason.

God Bless

Brian Mason

The Lords Supper and the Error of “Transubstantiation”

By definition the word “Transubstantiation” is: the changing of the elements of the bread and wine, when they are consecrated in the Eucharist, into the body and blood of Christ. This is a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Apostle Paul corrects this “abuse” in scripture, read 1 Corinthians 11: 23-29
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23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.

The Roman Church states:
Paragraph 1376 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC):

“Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation (CCC, 1376).

The disciples never thought that Jesus literally meant that the bread was has actual body. How could they when at the last supper Jesus said: Matthew 26: 26-29:
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Are we to believe that the disciples who can plainly see that Jesus sitting with them would think that the bread he was breaking was his actual body and his blood? Are we to believe that Jesus was speaking of cannibalism?

The Levitical Laws were still in effect since the new covenant was yet to be established and this was pre-crucifixion, see Lev. 17:14:

“For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off,”

This is important to remember as the Roman Catholic Church teaches that the bread and wine change into actual flesh and blood!

We must remember the incredible sacrifice our Lord Jesus made on the cross. The Roman Catholic Church maintains this sacrament as part of the “works” toward Salvation. Please pray that the Roman Catholic follower finally recognizes that participation in this unbiblical ritual is committed over and over again. Christ died once on the cross and was resurrected and that was sufficient. This ritual is nothing more than Christ’s re-sacrifice declaring that Jesus’ crucifixion was not enough and that equals heresy!

God Bless
Brian Mason