Just before the Lord Jesus gave up His spirit upon the cross, He cried out, "It is finished!" (John 19:30). His sacrificial work of redemption was done. The Greek verb here is in the perfect tense. It implies a process, but views that process as having reached its consummation and existing in a finished state.
In other words, the saving work of Christ was completed on the cross and continues in a state of completion. The verse can be translated: "It has been finished and stands complete" (John 19:30).
Roman Catholicism misrepresents, and blasphemes against, the finished work of Christ on the cross by saying that the sacrifice of the cross is continued in the Mass. Roman Catholicism claims that "God Himself wishes that there should be a continuation of the sacrifice" And so, Christ "has offered and continues to offer Himself as a victim for our sins"
According to Roman Catholic theology, at over 120 million Masses each year there is: An Immolation
As we have seen in our video "Witchcraft and the Mass", Roman Catholicism teaches that at each Mass, through the words and actions of the priest, Christ is immolated, in other words, made present, in His victim-hood upon the altar in the appearance of bread and wine. This, says the Roman Catholics, is "no mere empty commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ, but an actual, true, and proper act of sacrifice, an unbloody immolation, a most acceptable victim"
This doctrine, is blasphemous, and terribly misrepresents the present resurrected and glorified state of the Lord Jesus Christ. Shall the living One who holds all power over death be continually presented in His death? Clearly not. Furthermore, the Bible makes no mention of an unbloody immolation. Scripture teaches that "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (Hebrews 9:22). No blood, no propitiation.
Then there is, A Re-Presentation. Roman Catholicism teaches that at each Mass, Christ "offers Himself a most acceptable victim to the Eternal Father, as He did previously upon the cross." In the Eucharistic Prayer, the priest petitions God, "Look with favor on your Church's offering, and see the Victim whose death has reconciled us to yourself." The Roman Catholics explain that the priest is praying that "the Body and Blood of Christ may be the acceptable sacrifice which brings salvation to the whole world."
This re-presentation of Christ in His victim-hood, allegedly occurring millions of times each year at the Mass, misrepresents the accepted work of Christ. and is UTTER BLASPHEMY. But that's Romanism for ya.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)