Roman Catholics (questions asked by them)



14. Why do you refuse to believe that the Eucharist is the repetition of the sacrifice of Christ?




Because the Scriptures state that Christ offered Himself for our sins once for all. Here are some words taken from the epistle to the Hebrews that confirm this: “We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:10-12). Therefore His sacrifice is unrepeatable. His sacrifice can be remembered and proclaimed, but it cannot be repeated.

The Lord’s Supper (that you call Holy Mass for to you is the permanent sacrifice of the New Testament) is nothing but an act (or a rite) through which we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. With regard to the Lord’s Supper, Paul says to the Corinthians: “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). This is the reason why Jesus instituted it, so that His expiatory sacrifice might by remembered in that way.

Through the Lord’s Supper we do another thing, for we have communion with the body and the blood of Christ, as it is written: “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread” (1 Corinthians 10:16-17).

Your belief that the Eucharist is the repetition of the sacrifice of Christ is a diabolical belief, for it gives to the Lord’s Supper a meaning that it does not have, for you are led to believe that it is an expiatory sacrifice offered for your sins, and not only for your sins but also for the sins of the dead. In God’s sight this is an abomination, because you are led to rely upon a false and useless sacrifice that is offered day by day, that is, the Mass, instead of relying upon the only and true expiatory sacrifice offered once for all in the fullness of the time, that is, upon the perfect sacrifice of Christ. And furthermore, you offer Masses on behalf of the dead to alleviate their pains in purgatory (which does not exist) and to hasten their coming out of that terrible place; for the joy of the priests and the Papal Curia because through Masses they get a lot of money. Therefore, I exhort you to reject this false doctrine, and not only it, but also all the other false doctrines taught by the Roman Catholic Church.