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