The Gospel According to Rome ~ Part 2:12

TRUTH Please first read the Introduction as to why these blog posts are necessary. Back to Part 2 Index.

THE MASS: Error versus Truth

The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

12. Each sacrifice of the Mass appeases God’s wrath against sin [RC Catechism 1371, 1414].

1371 The Eucharistic sacrifice is also offered for the faithful departed who "have died in Christ but are not yet wholly purified,"191 so that they may be able to enter into the light and peace of Christ:

Put this body anywhere! Don’t trouble yourselves about it! I simply ask you to remember me at the Lord’s altar wherever you are.192

Then, we pray [in the anaphora] for the holy fathers and bishops who have fallen asleep, and in general for all who have fallen asleep before us, in the belief that it is a great benefit to the souls on whose behalf the supplication is offered, while the holy and tremendous Victim is present…. By offering to God our supplications for those who have fallen asleep, if they have sinned, we . . . offer Christ sacrificed for the sins of all, and so render favorable, for them and for us, the God who loves man.193

191 Council of Trent (1562) DS 1743.
192 St. Monica, before her death, to her sons, St. Augustine and his
brother; Conf. 9, 11, 27: PL 32, 775.
193 St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catech. myst. 5, 9. 10 PG 33, 1116-1117.

1414 As sacrifice, the Eucharist is also offered in reparation for the sins of the living and the dead and to obtain spiritual or temporal benefits from God.

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

The once-for-all sacrifice of the cross fully appeased God’s wrath against sin (Hebrews 10:12-18).

12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 
13  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 
14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 
15  Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 
16  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 
17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 
18  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
~ Hebrews 10:12-18 

Soli Deo Gloria

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