The Mass is one of the many invented doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church! It is regarded as the Sacrifice of the Eucharist and is the central act of worship of the Catholic Church. Let us see how they define “mass” and “eucharist” first.
MODERN CATHOLIC DICTIONARY (MCD)
MASS. The Sacrifice of the Eucharist as the central act of worship of the Catholic Church. The “Mass” is a late form of missio (sending), from which the faithful are sent to put into practice what they have learned and use the graces they have received in the Eucharistic liturgy.
As defined by the Church at the Council of Trent, in the Mass, “The same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross, is present and offered in an unbloody manner.” Consequently, the Mass is a truly propitiatory sacrifice, which means that by this oblation “the Lord is appeased, He grants grace and the gift of repentance, and He pardons wrongdoings and sins, even grave ones. For it is one and the same victim.
EUCHARIST. The true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, who is really and substantially present under the appearances of bread and wine, in order to offer himself in the sacrifice of the Mass and to be received as spiritual food in Holy Communion.(MCD)
According to the above definitions of the MCD, the Mass is the offering (again and again) of the true body and blood of Jesus Christ! Imagine that! This is contrary to the teachings of the Bible!
When the Lord Jesus Christ offered Himself in the cross, with the intent of redeeming the sins of mankind, He offered a sacrifice whose effect is both retrogressive and progressive. He did it once for all – and once forever! So why should that sacrifice be represented in material things like bread and wine that is taken over and over?
HEBREWS 10:10, 12 (KJV)
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;
HEBREWS 10:10, 12 (GOOD NEWS BIBLE)
10 Because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do, we are all purified from sin by the offering that he made of his own body once and for all.
12 Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever, and then he sat down at the right side of God.
HEBREWS 10:10, 12(LATIN VULGATE)
10 in qua voluntate sanctificati sumus per oblationem corporis Christi Iesu in semel
12 hic autem unam pro peccatis offerens hostiam in sempiternum sedit in dextera Dei
HEBREWS 10:10, 12(DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSION)
10 In the which will, we are sanctified by the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ once.
12 But this man, offering one sacrifice for sins, for ever sitteth on the right hand of God,
HEBREWS 10:10, 12(REVISED STANDARD VERSION)
10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,
I cited various translations of the Scriptures above, (even those officially accepted by the Catholic Church) to prove that when Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice for sins, He offered it once for all and once forever!
The sacrifice of the Eucharist in the Mass of the Roman Catholic Church is clearly against the Bible because such sacrifice is unnecessary and thus constitutes an insult. It grossly disregards what the real Jesus had done in Calvary.
Even the Father will not agree to the idea that His Son is being sacrificed over and over again!
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Note the connotations of the following:
…..“Nor yet that he should offer himself often“
……“For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world”
…….“but now once in the end of the world“
All these imply that it is not God’s will that His Son be continually sacrificed – much more in a daily manner like the daily sacrifice of the Mass of the Roman Catholic Church!
No loving Father would want to see a beloved Son being killed and sacrificed daily!
And why is it necessary for anybody requesting a priest for a Mass to pay a particular fee? The sacrifice made by Jesus did not involve money! The sacrifice being officiated by Catholic priests are paid for with a fixed amount of money!
More to come, God willing!